A group of Rwandan teenagers poses outside a churchAPRECOM is committed to supporting people living with HIV or disabilities.

Their provision for families affected by HIV includes weekly support groups for parents and clubs catering to the unique needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS. And young people over 15 are invited to join the Inshuti Nziza Troop; together, they gain advice on living with HIV, learn important life and vocational skills, and undertake several projects to serve their community.

Alongside this, APRECOM is committed to mobilising local churches to be proactive in responding to HIV and to ensure that children in their communities are enabled to thrive.

The second strand of APRECOM's work is to meet the needs of children living with disabilities. God is using APRECOM to build a movement of church leaders, who are bringing children with disabilities out of isolation and into the heart of churches and communities. With APRECOM's support, church leaders are carrying out home visits to families with disabled children and delivering practical help to meet individual children’s specific needs, including mobility aids and access to physiotherapy. 

This work has expanded to include church-led support groups for disabled children and their families, and provision of training in disability awareness for church leaders. As an outcome of this training, seven churches in Bukora are now taking practical steps to welcome and empower children with disabilities.

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