Every year, the global community comes together to commemorate the World AIDS Day on 1st December to celebrate the strides that individuals, organizations and communities have made towards the fight against HIV/AIDS. This year, theme for the commemorations was ‘communities make the difference’.
aHnonymous GH brought together several young persons from Aprade, a rural community in Kumasi to educate them on HIV/AIDS and stigma. In addition, Voluntary HIV Testing and Counseling was conducted for a number of persons in the community. Altogether, a total of about 110 young children were present for the trainings and over 50 adults were screened for HIV.
Resources persons for the event included Ms. Ofeibea Asare, Career Development Manager at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and HIV/AIDS Trainer, Dr John-Paul Omuojine, CEO of Freethink Health Consult, and Mr Evans Dei Nyamekye, a teacher with the Ghana Education Service. The trainees went through several sessions and activities designed to teach them about HIV/AIDS and to combat stigma. At the end of the day, trainees demonstrated knowledge about HIV/AIDS, what constitutes stigma and how to show love and care to PLHIV.
All in all, this was a very fruitful session and we hope that with these little steps, we can gradually combat HIV and help communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Know, Love, Live! 💕