NGO implementing project to reduce vulnerability of youth to AIDS
Nkawie (Ash), Aug 7, GNA - AIDS Volunteers Ghana Association (AVGA), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is implementing a one-year project aimed at reducing the vulnerability of the youth to HIV/AIDS and the impact of the disease on People Living With AIDS (PLWA) in 10 selected communities in the Atwima District.
Madam Angela Pokuaa Boakye, Executive Director of AVGA who announced this, said her organisation had given those living with the disease seed money with which to start some income generating activities to be able to fend for themselves and their families.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Nkawie at the weekend, she said her organisation had also trained a number of Community-Based Volunteers (CBVs) in the district in counselling.
Her organisation, Madam Boakye said had also offered scholarships to a number of school children in the district and that it had also established eight anti-AIDS clubs in schools in the district.
Madam Boakye was happy that the schools outreach programme had taken firm roots in some selected basic schools in the district and called for the participation of more schools in the project.