Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE)

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Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE)
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Region: Northern
Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: PCV Bordua, Brokling, Davidson, Levine, Robertson
Funds community contributed: GHC 4, 024
Percentage community contributed: 33
Funds needed were: GHC 12, 056
Funds requested were: GHC 8, 032
Year of project approval: 2010
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Info about the Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE)

Contents

Title

Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE)

Purpose and Approach

The Tolon-Kumbungu District Health Directorate will work with PCVs to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and education in very remote communities that border the White Volta River, which are not easily accessible. Due to the isolation of the villages, these communities typically do not have access to medical care and education, plus they lack sufficient schools and clinics whose staff generally advocate the well-being of community members. Furthermore, since the regular mode of transportation are motorbikes and bicycles, GHS nurses are often unable to reach these communities, especially during the rainy season, from April to October, due to flooded roads.

The project is targeting 10 communities in approximately fourteen days. The team will consist of 5 PCVs, 5 counterparts, 4 Ghana Health Services (GHS) VCT-certified nurses and a local volunteer from each of the targeted communities. Counterparts and GHS nurses will play leading roles in organizing the events and visits to the communities prior to the actual project implementation, while PCVs will serve as supporting staff. The target audiences will range from JHS students to adults, both males and females. Group discussions facilitated by a PCV and his/her counterpart will be the primary format of education. Participants will be taught how to use various educational tools and activities to disseminate information in their community. In addition to using aforementioned tools and activities, organizer will utilize local language films to educate participants on family planning and safe sex practices. What is more, nurses will be available throughout the day to perform VCT, along with pre- and post-test counseling sessions for those tested.

Objective

1. Sensitize and create HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention among targeted communities

2. Assist GHS with Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) for interested persons within the target communities

Action Plan

  1. Choose beneficiary communities. Coordinated by District Health Director and GHS nurses.
    1. Purchase and gather supplies for participants.
      1. Gather HIV/AIDS education materials.
        1. Pre-trip: HIV coordinating session by PCVs, nurses and counterparts.
          1. Pre-trip: Boat saftey session.
            1. Boat launch.

Budget

Community Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Lodging 13 people x 14 days 30/night 420
Tents 10 55 550
Counterpart labor 5 x 14 days 10/day 700
Dinner (in communities) 13 people x 10 days 3/meal 390
Journey of Hope kits 10 20 200
Life Jackets 13 50 650
Event venues 10 50 500
Solar charger 1 100 100
Generator rental 1 x 10 days 20 200
Mosquito nets 7 2 14
HIV testing kits 3 boxes x 10 communities 10 300
Total 4,024 '
Partnership Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Boat rental 1 1,500 1,500
Barrels of fuel 10 295 2,950
Boat driver fees 2 drivers x 14 days 10 280
Navigator fees 14 days 30 420
Oars 14 20 280
Petrol for generators 10 containers 6 60
Honorarium for Community Health Nurse 1 Nurse for each of the 10 communities 30 300
Honorarium for translator 1 x 14 days 30 420
Mobilization of project team 11 people 12 132
Kola nuts for chiefs 1 bag for each of the 10 communities 2 20
Soap 20 bars 2 40
Chalk 2 boxes 5 10
Condoms 51 boxes 5 255
Breakfast 13 people x 14 days 2 364
Lunch 13 people x 14 days 3 546
Toilet rolls 4 bundles 5 20
First Aid kit from GHS 1 20 20
T & T for safety session for 5 PCVs 1 108 108
Waterproof storage containers 4 20 80
Sachet water 50 bags 1.3 65
Total 8,302 '
Total Project Cost
 % Contribution Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Community Contribution 33 4,024
Partnership Contribution 67 8,302
Total Project Cost 12,326 '

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