Project Concern International (PCI) has a long history of promoting and distributing condoms, but what is most disturbing about this organization is the “tool kit” for sexual and reproductive health programs, which are designed to indoctrinate young people in all forms of contraception.
In 2004, PCI created a “Tool Kit For Sexual & Reproductive Health Programs.” The tool kit is broken into 9 parts, providing sexual indoctrination course material which promotes all forms of birth control and homosexuality.
While the tool kit is no longer available online, copies of several pages from these documents still exist.
This screen capture from the beginning of the PCI document establishes right away that the moral beliefs of PCI are completely incompatible with the Catholic faith. According to PCI, Sexual Health includes a “right to pleasure” and Reproductive Health includes “family planning.”
While the majority of the tool kit was created by Project Concern International, the introduction to the tool kit points out that it was “enhanced” by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The introduction states rather clearly, “While the breadth of insight into sexual and reproductive health programs represented in this kit was made possible thanks to contributions from PCI … the Tool Kit was also enhanced by experiences from partner organizations, such as … IPPF.”
The entire tool kit produced by PCI is geared around getting young people to use contraception. For instance, tool kits 1-7 provide information on guiding principles, education models, past programs, and strategies for sexual and reproductive health programs, all of which promote access to and the use of all forms of birth control.
Tool 8 is a perfect illustration of the degree of moral depravity contained within these kits. For instance, page 12 of PCI’s tool kit 8 suggests a game called, “Mr. and Mrs. Condom,” which is intended to “dispel taboos about saying the proper names of … contraceptives.”
Pages 13 and 14 provide a game called “Planning Together,” which explores questions about who makes the decisions regarding birth control use and methods.
Page 25 proposes a game designed to generate “discussions” about various forms of contraception. And page 30 introduces a “sweet and sour” game which equates “sexual preferences” (meaning heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual behaviors or choice of contraceptive method) with flavor preferences.
In the “Sweet and Sour” game, participants are divided into three groups, those who like sweet food, those who like sour food, and those who like both. After the facilitator has each group write out why they like sweet or sour or both foods, s/he writes out a list of sexual preferences (such as homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, etc), explaining that these are the same as choosing sweet or sour food. Bear in mind that none of this has anything to do with health, and everything to do with indoctrination.
In reality, this tool kit is just par for the course with Project Concern International. PCI’s consistent efforts in sexual and reproductive health have included distribution and promotion of condoms.
In 2005, PCI worked to distribute nearly 1 million condoms in India.
In discussing PCI’s HIV/AIDS programs in Malawi, PCI said:
PCI’s program focuses on building an effective peer education program by extending the current network of educators to include spouses and teenage children, as well as defense force and civilian personnel, to emphasize the importance of monogamous long-term relationships, and the importance of using a condom.
In discussing World AIDS Day 2012, PCI mentioned its condom promotion in Zambia.
Integration with Other Key Sectors for Efficient and Comprehensive Care
Since 2003, PCI has worked closely with the Zambia Defense Force Medical Services to implement an HIV/AIDS prevention program in 52 Zambia Defense Force (ZDF) military units across the 9 provinces of Zambia, targeting ZDF military personnel, their families and civilians in the surrounding communities. With funding from PEPFAR, through the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), the program strengthens the capacity of the ZDF to implement effective HIV prevention, care and support activities which include mobile and static testing and counseling, prevention with positives, home-based care and support services for People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), OVC support and HIV prevention messages and condom use promotion.
Project Concern International promoted contraception, condom use and homosexuality through a sexual a reproductive health tool kit, and is actively involved in the promotion and distribution of condoms in impoverished nations..
Because of PCI’s unwavering promotion of these grave moral evils, no Christian could ever, in good conscience, support, provide funds or a clean image for this organization.