Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows

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Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows
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Region: Ashanti
Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: PCV Simpson
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Year of project approval: 2009
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Info about the Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows

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[edit] Title

Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows

[edit] Purpose and Approach

In collaboration with Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) and Peace Corps, ten trained "kayayei" acted as peer educators for the four planned sessions. The peer educators were participants of a PEPFAR funded project earlier in the year called "Kumasi Kayayei HIV/AIDS and Female Reproductive Health Workshop." During this prior project, the peer educators, or "kayayei", acquired the relevant information and skills necessary to teach HIV/AIDS and STI awareness and prevention, female reproductive health, family planning and how to inform their peers about HIV testing.

Using PPAG instructors and equipment, and in collaboration with the Kumasi Municipal Authority (KMA), this project seeks to hold a series of 4 consecutive Saturday evening film-show presentations workshops at the Racecourse Station in Kumasi during the month of August. The four films will cover the topics of HIV/AIDS, Acceptance of People Living with HIV, female reproductive health, family planning and Men as Partners. All films will be in the local language (Twi) which is well understood by these young women. A Person Living with HIV (PLWHIV) will also do a presentation on the third Saturday session.

During these 4 consecutive Saturday evening follow-up sessions that will comprise the second phase of the ‘kayayei’ project, the peer educators will be able to strengthen their confidence level and reach more of their peers with HIV information.

Background Information

Kayayei are is a high-risk group of young women. With little or no education, no family outside of the friends they see everyday, and only enough money to be able to eat one or two meals a day. They lack support and protection from their families and are exposed to peer pressure, unprotected sex and rape. They are extremely vulnerable. The ages of most of these young women range from 13-17 years and any training that they receive about female health issues, HIV/AIDS prevention, family planning and STIs will be an invaluable tool for them. There is also widespread discrimination against PLHIV among the target group. However, their encounter and interaction with a person living with HIV (as contained in this project) will help demystify their misconceptions and promote the acceptance of persons with HIV.

Consequently in May of 2009 using a PEPFAR grant, 10 head porter girls, "kayayei", ended their participation in a training project dubbed “Kumasi ‘Kayayei’ HIV/AIDS and Female Reproductive Health Workshop.” The 5-day training was very comprehensive, covering the topics of HIV/AIDS, STI prevention, female reproductive health, and family planning. An additional session was added to cover peer-education techniques and action plan development. All of the trainees wer counseled and tested for HIV by a certified PPAG HIV/AIDS counselor.

The training was followed by a 2-day HIV/AIDS peer education session that provided the peer educators the opportunity to share HIV/AIDS and other health related concerns with their peers. A total of 400+ people, mostly women and girls, attended the two sessions.

[edit] Objective

  1. To continue to empower and strengthen the self-esteem and confidence of the 10 peer educators.
  2. To encourage the larger group of ‘kayayei’ to participate in the Peer Educators’ HIV/AIDS educational sessions
  3. To promote the acceptance of persons infected with HIV by encouraging interaction between the project beneficiaries and a PLHIV.

[edit] Action Plan

  1. Mobilization of target group in the selected community.
  2. The first film and follow-up interactive session was on August 1.
  3. The second film and follow-up interactive session was on August 8.
  4. The third film and follow-up interactive session was on August 15.
  5. The fourth and last film and follow-up interactive session was on August 22.

[edit] Budget

Currency Exchange Rate: 1.?? Ghana Cedis = 1.00 US Dollars


Partnership Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
HIV information leaflets 200 1 200
Rental of projector and screen 4 sessions 30 120
Refreshments for peer educators and resource persons 15 people for 4 sessions 1 60
Allowance for PPAG facilitator 1 person for 4 sessions 30 120
Honorarium for PLWHIV 1 person 25 25
Rental of generator and fuel 1 for 4 sessions 25 100
Total 625.00


Community Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Rental of speakers and microphone 4 sessions 30 120
Rental of HIV/AIDS films 4 films 2 8
Transportation for sound technician 4 sessions 10 40
Screening of films (for peer educators prior to the evening sessions) 4 films 5 20
Total 188.00


Total Project Cost
 % Contribution Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Partnership Contribution 74 625.00
Community Contribution 26 188.00
Total Project Cost 813.00


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