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“Towards the Continental Effort” Southern Africa Leadership Forum

4 days of engaging the Body of Christ to strengthen continental efforts in promoting and implementing family-based solutions for orphans in Africa
Posted on 2016-09-14

It was so encouraging to see 60 participants from 12 countries ask questions and think strategically together to find answers for ministry to the vulnerable children of Africa.

“Towards the Continental Effort”
Southern Africa Leadership Forum

Together Africa Without Orphans (TAWO)
26-29 July 2016 - Pretoria, South Africa

4 days of engaging the Body of Christ to strengthen continental efforts in promoting and implementing family-based solutions for orphans in Africa

It was so encouraging to see 60 participants from 12 countries ask questions and think strategically together to find answers for ministry to the vulnerable children of Africa.

Leaders from countries including Zambia, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Uganda were inspired by presentations from Dr. Susan Hillis from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Without Orphans (WWO), Billy Chondwe from TAWO, Lubo Hlavacka from WWO Global Facilitation Team, Pastor Greg Haswell, Maclean Dlodlo from World Vision, Remmy Hampande from Forgotten Voices, as well as Martin Kalenda, Lulu Ngcobo, Daniel Kaggwa and Dr. Charles Mahlangu.

One strong emphasis during the Forum was to understand and find answers for the question: What is my role, the role of my organization, and role of my church in ministry to orphans and vulnerable children in our country and region?  How can I collaborate with others, “to give and to receive” skills, knowledge and programs for the benefit of orphans and the orphan care movement.

Motivating participants to work together for the good of children, for an Africa without orphans, Billy Chondwe said “It is important that we understand and reemphasize the power of Christ. That it is not by me, it is by Him. Without Him we can do nothing! This will remove certain competition, because we understand this.”

‘We are moving  together to a new level’ was the feedback from participants of the SA Forum. Surely the journey to see Africa without orphans may be a long one, but the Southern Africa Leadership Forum was an important step on that journey.

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