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					SUDAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS ON SAVE AND
        SSDDIM CONFERENCE
              UGANDA

   1.   Introduction
   2.   Sudan Experience
   3.   Exposure visits
   4.   Strategic Action plan
             Introduction
The Sudan experience on SAVE and
 SSDDIM is based on the exposure visit of
 13 Sudanese religion leaders exposure
 visit to Uganda organized by CA in
 collaboration with Sudan Council of
 Church .the exposure visited lasted for
 about ten days in September ,2007.
The exposure visit was aimed at learning
 from Uganda successful experience of
 working with different faith groups.
           ACHIEVEMENTS- 2007-2009

*Out of 27Partners,18 received training on SAVE, SSDDIM
1.Engaged of the religious leaders in North
2.Training Theologians
3.ForSudamation of Sudan Ecumenical network .of theologians on
   HIV/AIDS (SENTHA) Association
4. PLWHA Care Association are trained to promote SAVE Approach
5.TOT workshops training for theological institution, 2 open forums
6.Religious Leaders in the South and network Southern Sudan Network
   people Living With HIV “SSNeP+”
7. There are over 16 institutions ; Theological colleges ,Bible Schools
   and seminaries that has introduced to SAVE method Approach and
   currently multiplying
8.SAVE concept has been introduced and has been by Christian Aid
   Partners organization
9.ABC method is limited, SAVE has given answers all workshops,
   forums SAVE has been embraced and accepted
10. Formation of interfaith council committee in Southern Sudan.
                  CHALLENGIES
1.SSDDIM is sill a big challenge
2. SAVE and SSDDIM concept lack proper training manual
3. Translation of SAVE and SSDDIM into local languages has been
    lacking
4.Sudan being large country requires, time, resources technically and
    financially
5.Southren Sudan has come out of war and are still in initial stage in
    which more time is needed for seeing any meaningful impact or
    adaptation of SAVE
6. No mechanism of follow up and communication across the country
7. Congregational responses is still low and requires more
    comprehensive plan for adaptation of SAVE by faith based
    organization
8. Formation of interfaith council committee in Southern Sudan
                  Future Plans
1.Formation of coordination committee for religious leaders
  and policy makers for northern and southern Sudan
2.Review of HIV and AIDS religious leaders manual and
  guideline
3.Form a task force to develop simple guideline training
  manual on SAVE and SSDDIM, then translated into
  Arabic and other local languages
4.Follow up workshop in Feb. 2010 to assess the level of
  implementation of planned activities
5.Review action plan activities,2007-2009 with CA partners
             Conclusion:

The concept of SAVE and the challenges
 SSDDIM have been widely accepted in
 Sudan. The method continued to seen as
 comprehensive and able to address issues
 which were not easily spoken of such as
 condom and sex in most of the circles.
 The SAVE method is drawing more
 support and being taken as a model that
 contradict with other.

				
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