HIV/AIDS Volunteer Project in Ghana

In Africa, HIV/AIDS and Malaria are the leading killer, killing most people as well as rendering most people orphans. It is in this regard that PCN has establish link with local organizations in Ghana, which are actively involved in the HIV AIDS Education and involve with community outreach programs such as educational programs through drama ,presentations and demonstrations etc.

This PCN project aims to prevent the transmission of HIV AIDS and to offer support to those affected by the disease. Volunteers in this project are mostly involved in taking care of people affected by the disease notably children and outreach education. Our HIV/AIDS Volunteer in Ghana project is attempting to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS as well as offer care and support to those infected. Armed with accurate information, this project spreads awareness and education, reaching as far as possible into urban and rural communities.
Our partner organizations work to advance adolescent reproductive health and disease prevention. Project workers focus on promoting behavioral changes by facilitating related discussions in community groups, including youth in and out-of-school, antenatal clinic patients and general community meetings. The project provides educational materials on issues relating to the causes, effects and prevention of HIV/AIDS and other STDs as

Role of a Volunteer
Orientation and training for the first week by local experts. In the following weeks, volunteers and local experts will be involved in: 
• Community education 
• Churches education 
• Schools education 
• Hairdresser’s education 
• Shoemakers education 
• Markets/ Shopping centers education 
• Lorry parks demonstration activities to increase the awareness campaign in the Ghanaian communities. 
• Sometimes volunteers will engage in house-to-house education 
• Volunteers will sometimes spend time with those affected by the disease, by helping them to take their medicines regularly as well as giving them care and comfort. 
• Community education through drama. 
• Volunteers shall reach out to commercial sex workers / prostitutes at red right areas with the message of abstinence and condom use.