HIV/AIDS Project in Ghana
The people in the Volta Region often only know little about the immunity deficiency disease HIV/AIDS. Many of the very poor Ghanaians understand neither the consequences, nor the transmission of this disease. Furthermore, HIV infected people are often abandoned by their own family and by society. There are several fields of action in this project where volunteers can get involved.
You can for example help in one of the well organized clinics for HIV/AIDS infected patients or you can participate in awareness campaigns in the communities close by. Thus the disease shall be explained to the local population to reduce stigmatization of those who are infected. You will be briefed for your work and you will receive an insight into the culture concerning HIV/AIDS.
Additionally you will go on visits at the patients' homes, which should be very interesting as well. Besides you will experience school programs and local workshops. If you like working with children, volunteer work in the orphanage might interest you. The children living there are HIV/AIDS positive. You can play and draw with them, help them with their homework, do sports together and many other things.
Accommodation and Meals:
You can live with a host family, where you will receive meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) every day. Hence you will get to know the eating habits and the culture of your open-hearted host family. It not a problem of course if you prefer staying in an accommodation for volunteers.
What is included in the Price?
- Airport Pick-up:
Arriving in a new country is always exciting. We want your arrival to be as relaxed as possiple. One of our staff members will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your host family. He/she will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign with your name on it.
- Orientation Program:
Within the first days of your arrival one of our team members will pick you up and show you around. We try to do the orientation with several volunteers simultaneously, so there will be idel options to gain new contact.
You will stay in well selected host families in your own room. This families could be with or without pets or children. The accomodation will be as close as possible to the project. In general you can reach the projects by foot or by public transport.
- All Meals:
3 meals per day are offered wihin the host family (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Transportation to the Project:
If necessary, we make sure that you will be brought to the project.
- Donation for the Project:
A part of your placement fee is donated to the project, which carries exclusively by such subsidies.
What is not included?
- International Health Insurance
- Personal Expenses
More Tips and Information:
- Project Start:
The projects run all throughout the year. Therefore your project will start on an individual date depending on actual openings and your schedule.
- Time of Arrival:
It is quite comfortable to arrive a few days before the start of your project. You will have enough time to recover from the journey and to do the first trips. This allows you to acclimatise and to get to know your host family, the country and the people.