Channels of Hope is a World Vision methodology that motivates and builds capacity in faith leaders and faith communities to engage with key child well-being issues. Channels of Hope for HIV was the original adaptation of Channels of Hope. The Channels of Hope methodology, one of World Vision’s core HIV and AIDS response models, is used to mobilise the infrastructure, organisational capacity, pool current and potential volunteers, and unmatched moral authority of local churches and faith communities towards positive action on HIV and AIDS. Once they have been mobilised, World Vision works with churches and other faith-based organisations to coordinate and equip sustainable, community-based HIV and AIDS programmes with an emphasis on reaching orphans and vulnerable children in need of care and support.
This methodology is not only effective for faith leaders, but has been used to great effect with various target groups, such as teachers, community leaders, and youth.
Channels of Hope for HIV FY17 implementing countries
- Faith communities are engaged in actions that contribute to HIV and AIDS prevention, advocacy or care.
- Community members and target populations are taking steps to increase voluntary testing, particularly pregnant mothers.
- Decreased rates of mother to child transmission of HIV.
Evidence and learning
- Channels of Hope operations research
- Health and Nutrition Global Programme annual report
- Report and critical research reflection on Channels of Hope HIV and MNCH in Zimbabwe
Stories and videos of change
- CHAT stirs HIV/AIDS awareness in Filipino urban community
- Living positively with HIV
- Channels of Hope mobilizing faith leaders to respond to HIV
Interested in implementing Channels of Hope for HIV?
Learn more about Channels of Hope by checking out the Channels of Hope project model. If you’d like to learn more about Channels of Hope or to check out the Facilitation Manual, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.