Training our counsellors

sun burstAt Jeevan Sahara Kendra, we are proud of our staff.  Hard working, big hearted men and women they are.  United by a desire to help people with HIV/AIDS and their families.  Deeply committed to the work and driven by more than just a job to pass time – each one knows that they are called for this work, and each one lives through the day to day challenges relying on God.

At JSK we are also happy to say that a number of our staff are living with HIV themselves – and know first-hand the challenges of what it means to wake up every day and know that their bodies are fighting with the virus.

People are by far our most valuable asset.  Our staff team shows this every day.  Through their interactions with others.  Through meeting people in their homes.  Through listening to our friends with HIV – whether they are just chatting about the weather – or whether they are sharing something very deep and personal.

This week three of our seasoned staff are participating in the Induction Training for Counsellors for the Public-Private Partnerships in running Integrated Counselling and Testing centres.  Simply put:  our staff are getting additional training.  It is training given by the government as we are now an HIV counselling and testing centre that is being certified and supported by the Maharashtra State AIDS Control Society.

Each one of our three staff who are attending the training have met many, many people with HIV/AIDS and have already shared and helped them in marvellous ways.  But we want the process of learning and improving to continue – and are glad for our team members to participate wherever possible in order to upgrade their capacity – and improve our serve!

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