In Africa, HIV, AIDS and Malaria are the leading killer diseases, killing most people as well as rendering most people orphans.
It is in this regard that H.A.C – GHANA has establish link with local organization like the Ghana health service, which are actively involved in the HIV AIDS Education and also involve with community outreach programs such as educational programs etc. H.A.C – GHANA HIV/AIDS 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 out reach education.
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.
There are no special qualification for this project ,but people with the passion to do HIV/AIDS education and presentation are required.
H.A.C – GHANA manages room/food for volunteer. Volunteers live with host families and we manage a separate room and local meals three times a day. Volunteer will also have regular visitation to project site and host family, 24hrs every week access to our office in Ghana and mobile number of our coordinators. Our staffs also visit volunteers every week as part of the program.
Our HIV/ AIDS Project Locations and Descriptions
H.A.C – GHANA organize teaching project/placement in all the regions of Ghana. Healthcare project in small and urban towns like Kumasi, Cape Coast, Accra, Brong Ahafo, Koforidua, Konongo, Nkawkaw, Sunyani, Tamale and Nsawam.
In these towns you can find unique tourist attraction centers, shops where you can do shopping’s, banks, telephone booths and internet cafes available in these towns.
Where volunteer can go for weekends and longer periods:
Ghana is a land of cultural diversity and contrast. It has many cultural and unique tourist attraction centers to offer volunteers. Cape Coast is a true cultural and historical town, most tourist love traveling to this town because of the Elmina castle where slave trade begun, the Kakum Canopy walkway, the cape coast castle and the ancient buildings.
H.A.C – GHANA staff is ever ready to offer volunteers guidelines before traveling.
A typical day of a volunteer in the Project
7 AM – 8 AM: Breakfast: Join HIV/AIDS experts to go out on education/presentations
9AM – 4 PM: Lunch break and Join HIV/AIDS experts again to go out on education/presentations
Evening: Free time. Volunteers can visit local pubs with their local host families or friends.
Dates of Project: 1st and 20th of every month, and because this project is ongoing volunteers can choose their own available date to volunteer.
What happens after I have submitted my application for this project?
After we have receive your completed application on this project or any other project , we expect that volunteers give us at least 1 week to prepare full details of the requested project,host family and accommodation information, pre-departure book on Ghana et.