Background information

Botswana Christian AIDS Intervention Programme (BOCAIP) was registered in 1999 as a Non-Governmental Organization. It was initiated by the Christian community in order to contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS through a Christian approach. BOCAIP is governed by a National Board whose role is to provide strategic guidance to the effective functioning of the organization.

In line with the Second National Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS and BOCAIP’s Strategic Plan, the organization offers three services: Prevention, Care and Support, and Advancement of Christian Values. Different programs and projects are provided under these services.

Mission

Our mission in Botswana is to provide prevention, care and support, and advancement of Christian values to girls and boys, women and men infected and affected by HIV.

Vision

We envision a transformed nation free of HIV, upholding Christian values and healthy relationships.

Values

We uphold the following personal and relationship values:

-Quality Services

-Justice

-Transparency

-Fairness

-Acceptance (no discrimination)

-Hope (a better future for OVCs and all HIV positive people)

-Honesty

We uphold the following organizational values:

-Christian values and principles, e.g. abstinence and faithfulness

-Care and support for people infected and affected by TBH/IV/AIDS

-Prevention is key

-Staying healthy – physical, emotional, and spiritual

Strategic Initiatives

The three strategic initiatives of BOCAIP are:

-Prevention of New HIV Infections

-Care and Support

-Advancing Christian Values