As we move around the townships of Sub-Saharan Africa, let’s visit another of the amazing agencies that assist the African Grandmothers and is supported by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Catholic AIDS Action Trust Namibia
The Catholic AIDS Action (CAA) Trust was founded in 1998 by Sr. Dr. Raphael Handler, OSB, and Dr. Lucy Steinitz. It has grown to be one of the largest NGOs responding to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Namibia.
CAA builds on the Catholic network of parishes, hospitals and health care institutions, and schools and hostels.
CAA also works in partnership with other churches, faith-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, the business sector and Government (GRN) line- ministries.
The CAA’s work and mission has four principal focuses:
Home-based family care and counselling,
HIV and AIDS education and prevention
Care and support to orphans and vulnerable children
Voluntary HIV testing and counselling
While the SLF is a secular organisation, many of the organisations it partners with in Africa are faith based. The deciding factor is whether they offer services to all, not just to people of their own faith.
We continue to walk, cycle and swim in solidarity with the Grandmothers in Africa. Thank you to all who are walking, swimming, cycling, skating and skiing to raise awareness and thank you to all who are supporting these participants. Together, we will make a difference.