“A changed place cannot transform an individual, but a transformed individual can change a place.”-African Proverb
What We do
Located in Malawi, Africa, Sukulu is a school sponsorship program of SAFE-Africa that reaches students to share the love of Christ through support, prayer, and compassion. Sukulu sponsors teachers, students, and schools that are implementing the WHY WAIT? Truth for Youth curriculum. Through WHY WAIT? students from elementary through secondary schools learn a Biblical worldview of abstinence and character development. SAFE-Africa developed this curriculum to fight the outbreak of HIV & AIDS by helping students accept that they are made in Christ’s image. By becoming a sponsor, you are helping educate students and provide many of the resources lacking in their classrooms due to the nation’s poverty.
Your monthly donation will provide teacher trainings, curriculum, supplies, Bibles, and SAFE staff funding. Sponsors can choose to sponsor one teacher at a school or many at one time. Your donations will benefit all teachers at a primary or secondary school.
Sukulu Mission Statement:
Sukulu supports rural community schools in Malawi. Sukulu believes that education is a right for all children and is the main way for them to break free from the cycle of extreme poverty by gaining qualifications that will boost their chances of finding or creating employment.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”-Proverbs 22:6
Implementation of the WHYWAIT?? Truth For Youth Curriculum
WHY WAIT? Because you are SPECIAL and worth waiting for!
Why? Because you are created in the image of God….both male and female! Genesis 1:27
The Problem: “AIDS is a war against humanity”
It puts whole nations at risk. AIDS has distorted the demographic structures of African states by claiming the lives of people who are in the prime of their working life, threatening national economies with collapse. The result will be societies which mainly consist of the very young and the very old. At the same time, about half of all new infections occur in young people, aged 15 to 24 years, decimating the next generation. The disease is thus clouding the future of entire nations and threatens to hold back the hopes of an entire continent.
The Solution: A Need for a Biblical Worldview
If the HIV/AIDS pandemic is to be curbed, there must be a paradigm shift in our worldview in order to change behavior. The most important behavioral change facing Africa is in the area of sexual behavior. There is need for a shift to or a development of a Biblical worldview. God is the Creator and Designer of human sexuality. He created sex and sexuality to enable humans to express true intimacy–body, soul and spirit–in the commitment of marriage. Because He loves those whom He created in His image, He desires to both provide for us and protect us. He provides the fullest expression of true intimacy and protects us from the false intimacy of sex for its own selfish satisfaction. If humans understand and abide by these Biblical principles, the AIDS pandemic will be curbed.
The means: Learning the ABCs
The Biblical worldview addresses the values of life that will lead the individual to embrace the ABCs of AIDS prevention: Abstinence, Be faithful, and Character (not condoms), which have been proven successful where implemented in Africa. Of particular note is the indicator for the youth who are abstaining. Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the UN, says, “The proper strategy has become clear: prevention of new infections, above all by teaching young people how to avoid [HIV/AIDS].”
In order to build on the idea of the ABCs as a means to prevent the AIDS pandemic, the Body of Christ, the Church, needs to focus on the youth and the family. Perhaps the best infrastructure to address the youth is through the schools. In much of Africa, due to its holistic worldview and identity with Christianity, many governments are asking the Christian community through Christian teachers to educate the children and youth in values, and life skills, leading to the implementation of the ABCs.