Hope HIV and SACBC, OVC Conference Bronkhorstspruit
It is difficult to conceive of a greater issue facing the planet than the 13 million children who have lost one or both parents to the AIDS virus in sub-Saharan Africa alone. This constitutes an international crisis with potentially catastrophic impact. It calls people right across the ‘global village’ to respond with compassion, creativity and resolve.
The notion of a joint SACBC and HopeHIV conference on the care of orphans and vulnerable children was born over coffee one morning at Johannesburg airport in January 2003. However, it quickly gathered a momentum of its own and culminated in 185 delegates from 15 countries coming together for 3 days in Bronkhorstpruit in November 2003.