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16.07.2004 Regional News

400 videotapes on HIV/AIDS distributed to schools

By GNA

Obuasi, July 16, GNA - More than 400 copies of video tapes on HIV/AIDS aimed at facilitating the promotion of behavioural change have been distributed to some second-cycle schools in the country. Multiple Motivational Foundation and Ghana Cities Mission all NGOs in Accra and Cape Coast respectively produced the tapes.

The Reverend Fiifi Khan Agyarkwah, the Executive Director of Multiple Motivational Foundation, announced this, when he presented six copies of the audio-visual materials to the Adansi West District Directorate of Education for distribution to senior secondary schools in the district at Obuasi.

He said the "tapes have been assessed and recommended as such by the Curriculum Research Development Division of the Ghana Education Service (GES) as teaching and learning aid.

Rev Agyarkwah said at present, schools and other civil societies in Greater Accra, Ashanti and the Eastern regions have been supplied with the HIV/AIDS tapes.

Rev Agyarkwah, who is also the Project Co-ordinator for the production and distribution of the tapes, said the material would assist the students to understand the "ABC of HIV/AIDS".

He said the production of the tapes was an initiative of the two organisations towards the call to the national fight against the disease.

The Executive Director encouraged the beneficiary institutions to make effective use of the materials.

Mr Samuel Kofi Okyere, the District Director of Education who received the videotapes, commended the two NGOs for their efforts at fighting the pandemic among students.

He expressed the hope that the material would go a long way to create the needed awareness among students so as to promote the expected behavioural change in them. 16 July 04

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