Use the power of education to save lives while providing reassurance and care to Ghanaians who are regrettably living with the disease.
Ghana hasn’t remained immune to the menace of HIV/AIDS. Each year, hundreds of families have become devastated as they lose their bread winner, while women have become widowed and children orphaned. There have been many local efforts through campaigns and long term strategies to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS. Some of the campaigns have been very successful and saved thousands of lives. RCDP has teamed up with these local initiatives to provide care to the victims and spread awareness. Volunteer now in our HIV/AIDS Education project and be part of this team to educate people against HIV/AIDS.
You will work using the "Stepping Stones" approach and focus on promoting behavioral change through facilitating discussions of HIV prevention and sexual health with community groups, including youth in- and out-of-school, clients at antenatal clinics, and general community meetings. Volunteers will mostly be involved in Counseling and Education.
You must have passion and enthusiasm to volunteer in HIV/AIDS project. You should also remain open-minded and flexible during the program as working condition and the mentality of the people in Ghana will be very different from what you’re used to back home.
Volunteers will be engaged in training and educational activities like creating awareness about the preventive measure against HIV /AIDS. During the program the volunteers will also look after HIV/AIDS victims, counsel and educate in major hospitals and communities.
Your work can include:
The HIV/AIDS project in Ghana project is based in Accra and Kumasi. Accra is the seaside city of Ghana. It’s also the most populous and contains many beaches, museums, libraries, traditional markets and has a lively nightlife. The buildings in Accra reflect its colonial past and new development. You can see castles juxtaposed next to modern buildings. You can also visit shopping centers, restaurants and shanty towns in Accra.
Kumasi is the capital city of the Ashanti region. Also known as Ghana’s second city, Kumasi is regarded as the cultural heart of Ghana as the vibrancy of Ghana's culture is more evident here than any other part of the country. The city’s major attraction includes the National Cultural Center and zoological gardens with its lovely gardens but depressing zoo. In the villages around Kumasi, you can see artisans practicing crafts liking woodcarving, printing cloths and weaving. Villages like Bonwire are the place to visit for kente cloth, Pankrono is best known for pottery, Ahwiaa for woodcarving and Ntonso for adinkra cloth.