Story number 1 for 27 May 2003

By May 27, 2003

(South Africa)–In the headlines, South Africa’s latest reports show that twenty years into the AIDS epidemic, many people still don’t have access to HIV prevention. Association of Christian Schools International’s Phil Renicks says this is where believers need to step in. “What we’re saying is to the churches and to the schools is, ‘you need to lift up your eyes and look at the children kids that are sitting on your doorstep’. The fact is, that there’s an education crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. The traditional education system is not working. ” Renicks says they’re developing a Biblically based response for the churches to use in their communities. “We have established a group of partner organizations now in South Africa that are working with us. We are documenting best practices and educational strategies; ones that are working in other places in sub-Saharan Africa, and we’re trying to get those written up, we’re trying to get curriculum developed.”

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