APRECOM 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 who 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.
Most recently, APRECOM’s work has expanded 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. Together, the APRECOM team and 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 extended to providing 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.
Since the onset of COVID-19, APRECOM have adapted their operations, visiting families in their network (with appropriate social distancing) to bring food parcels, soap and bleach, and much-needed encouragement.