Kerus Global Education exists to positively change lives and transform communities by equipping church leaders and key public and private organizations with professionally credible and biblically-based training, resources and systems to implement programs promoting character development, the prevention of HIV/AIDS and the compassionate care of children and their families suffering due to the AIDS crisis. Kerus has an unwavering commitment to mobilizing the faith-based community to be actively involved in education and public health initiatives, particularly in HIV/AIDS prevention and compassionate care, reaching outside of the church and into the community to provide quality educational and care programs, regardless of religious affiliation.
The flagship program of Kerus is It Takes Courage! a multi-tiered educational strategy designed to permeate a community with life saving messages that will reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other behaviorally-driven health problems. Designed by leading HIV/AIDS professionals around the world, the various Kerus educational materials have been used in over 53 nations. Programs exist for pastors, teachers, youth workers, parents and youth, and in a unique partnership with TWR (formerly Trans World Radio), the world’s largest Christian radio broadcast company, education for families is available in radio drama format.
Kerus has formed strategic relationships with key South African organizations to reach orphans and other vulnerable children in ways that are sensitive to their unique challenges. An orphan care center model was launched in 2008 in Soshanguve, South Africa and is now serving 250 orphans and their families. In 2012, Kerus helped to launch Go Amogela, a township-led non-profit to manage the three orphan care centers.
In 2013, Kerus launched the Courageous Leadership program in the USA and in South Africa. The focus is developing professionally competent, moral leaders who can effectively serve as positive change agents in their communities. In South Africa, these programs will be led by the newly formed Kerus Institute for Training and Coaching.