The Channels of Hope model is a World Vision methodology that mobilises faith leaders to respond to development issues in their immediate environments. In response to the Ebola crises, WV applied years of experience and developed a curriculum focused specifically on Ebola.
This curricula draws on a range of material including sacred scriptures, scientific information and messages, case studies, personal experience and interactive activities to remove religious and social barriers that result in the continued spread of Ebola. It also addresses the stigma and the psychosocial and spiritual challenges that affected individuals face. The programme fully equips faith leaders to promote accurate and responsible messages about Ebola and helps them to respond with compassion and care for affected people.