TWR (formerly Trans World Radio)—Founded in 1952, Trans World Radio broadcasts radio programs in more languages than anyone in the world today. Programs are aired in more than 200 languages and dialects. Kerus is TWR’s “anchor partner” in a worldwide HIV/AIDS prevention initiative. The Kerus Radio Project has been established for mass media strategies associated with the ITC! programs. In September 2006, Kerus and TWR launched Grandma’s Village, a 32-program radio drama series that teaches the ITC! Youth Curriculum. This program airs in 4 languages – African English, ki-Swahili, Portuguese, and Xitshwa
Global Connections is a ministry of Willow Creek Community Church, in Barrington, IL. Their mission is to serve, empower and connect churches that live out the mission to transform all areas of life through the Gospel. They serve people in Africa and Latin America who are marginalized, oppressed and under-resourced. Kerus serves as a technical partner in HIV/AIDS prevention strategies, training school and church leaders to use the ITC! program effectively. ITC! projects are active in schools and churches throughout Angola, South Africa and Zambia.
RISE International — is partnering with the Angolan Ministry of Education to build much-needed schools in places where schools were destroyed during war time. As part of a comprehensive program to aid these communities, RISE works with the Ministry of Education to provide It Takes Courage! lessons to youth in public schools. RISE has a nationalized ITC! Training Team, which has led over 15 Youth Curriculum Training Conferences. In 2010, RISE was selected by Kerus and TWR, as the first Grandma’s Village radio discussion group pilot project. Over 100 discussion groups in schools and churches were led by trained pastors. Learn more about ITC! in Angola.
CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), CrossRoads — From 1996-2005, Drs. Ball and Cerullo worked as consultants for Campus Crusade for Christ International’s CrossRoads Strategy. Kerus provided the educational arm of the CrossRoads program for nine years, playing a key role in curriculum development and designing the CrossRoads Teacher Training strategy. The CrossRoads program is active in over 50 nations and the materials are offered in 15 languages.
Samaritan’s Purse—Led by Franklin Graham, this organization chose Kerus to provide the core curriculum and training for a massive HIV/AIDS prevention program for youth in four African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda. The ITC! Youth Curriculum was utilized as part of the Samaritan’s Purse “Prescription for Hope” initiative to combat HIV/AIDS. This project reached over 17,000 professionals and 728,000 youth.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice in nearly 100 countries. Kerus has trained approximately 100 pastors who will reach 5,000 youth in Gulu, Uganda, with the transformational messages of It Takes Courage! In this community, we work with men and women terrorized for more than 20 years by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), surviving much of that time in refugee camps.
Swiss-based, House of Encouragement and Kerus partner with Acts2Change to build orphan care centers in South Africa. The ministry of HOE extends to the operation of “The Hills” a unique place where leaders in ministry can be rejuvenated and have a quiet place to retreat and do strategic ministry planning.
Medical Institute for Sexual Health – The Medical Institute and Kerus worked on a joint project called ChangeMakers. ChangeMakers, created by Drs. Cerullo and Ball, was a nationally recognized 2-day seminar for community leaders addressing youth risk behavior issues in their states.Dr. Ball and Dr. Cerullo serve on the Advisory Board at the Medical Institute.
Kids Caring 4 Kids —KC4K and Kerus are partnering with Acts2Change to care for orphans in Soshanguve South Africa. Currently, 3 centers are serving over 180 orphans & their caregivers.
Acts2Change and Kerus work together to sustain the Kerus House of Encouragement Orphan Care Center in Soshanguve, South Africa, providing food, homework help, and care for those orphaned by AIDS. Two more orphan care centers have been established as we continue to help vulnerable children.