HIV/AIDS Peer Educator Workshop for Tea and Kenkey Sellers

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HIV/AIDS Peer Educator Workshop for Tea and Kenkey Sellers
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Region: Northern
Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: PCV Frank & Robertson
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Year of project approval: 2010
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Info about the HIV/AIDS Peer Educator Workshop for Tea and Kenkey Sellers

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[edit] Title

HIV/AIDS Peer Educator Workshop for Tea and Kenkey Sellers

[edit] Purpose and Approach

In an effort to help sensitize and educate long-distance drivers passing through the Central Gonja District about HIV and AIDS, this project plans to hold two separate two-day workshops (one in Yapei and another in Buipe) to train tea and kenkey sellers from Yapei, Fufulso, and Buipe as HIV and AIDS peer educators. The workshops will offer the participants basic information about HIV and AIDS (such as the biology of the disease, how it is transmitted, etc), methods of preventing the HIV infection, and tools for relaying this information to others. Nurses from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) will lead the workshops with support from Peace Corps Volunteers posted in the district. The workshops will also feature a session with a person living with HIV. At the end of the workshops, participants will walk away with more in-depth knowledge about HIV and AIDS and the skills to share this knowledge with others, through games, condom demonstrations, and other activities.

In all three communities, drivers regularly stop for the night on their way to Tamale, Bolga, or beyond, and socialize with the local sellers and community members. The tea sellers (usually young men) and kenkey sellers (usually young women), who work at night interacting with these drivers, are therefore an ideal group to train as peer educators. Currently, there are no HIV and AIDS programs in these communities that specifically target the long-distance drivers. Stores that sell condoms are usually closed at night; therefore, having persons trained to sell condoms and demonstrate their proper usage is needed. The need for education about female condoms is especially great, in order to protect the women in these communities who may enter into sexual relationships with the drivers. The volume of drivers passing through the district is large enough to merit training educators in all three communities, allowing the information to reach a wider audience.

The workshops will take place in Yapei (at the Yapei Community Center) and in Buipe (at the District Assembly building). An equal number of participants from Fufulso and Yapei (10 persons each) will attend the workshop in Yapei. Due to the population size of Buipe, all twenty participants in the Buipe workshop will be sellers in that community. Nurses from Ghana Health Services will facilitate the workshops in the local languages (Gonja and Dagbani), with support from Peace Corps Volunteers Hannah Frank (Fufulso), Maria Karlya (Sankpala), and Elizabeth Levine (Yapei). There will also be a session for a person living with HIV to give a testimony and answer questions.

[edit] Objective

  1. To train 20 men and 20 women as HIV and AIDS peer educators
    1. To teach basic HIV and AIDS information to 20 men and 20 women
    2. To provide these men and women with the tools they need to convey HIV and AIDS information to others, specifically targeting long-distance drivers.
  2. To provide a sustainable resource for educating truck drivers about HIV and AIDS
    1. To illustrate to the tea and kenkey sellers the importance of their role as peer educators, and to help prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS among the target population

[edit] Action Plan

Step Task Needed Materials Responsible Party Estimated Timetable
1 Meet with District Director for GHS to discuss the role of GHS in the program None PCVs March
2 Arrange the venues for workshops None PCVs & counterpart March
3 Arrange meals for workshops None local caterers & counterpart March
4 Select nurses to act as facilitators None District Health Director March
5 Purchase workshop supplies wooden penises, condoms, etc. PCVs, counterpart, GHS Nurses & District Director March
6 identify and invite participating tea and kenkey sellers None counterpart, Assemblymen, GHS Nurses March
7 Collect GHS and GSMF materials None counterpart, District Director & PCV March
8 Arrange for person living with HIV to participate None PCV March
9 Make copies of Scenarios DVDs Scenarios DVD PCV March
10 Reproduce extra materials GHS & GSMF materials PCV & counterpart March
11 Hold workshops certificates, GHS and GSMF materials, wooden penises & condoms PCVs, District Director & GHS Nurses April

[edit] Budget

Currency Exchange Rate: 1.42 Ghana Cedi = 1.00 US Dollar

Partnership Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
T & T for participants 40 3 120 84.51
Honorarium for PLWHA 2 30 60 42.25
Snacks 45 people for 2 days 1.50 135 95.07
Lunch 45 people for 2 days 3 270 190.14
Male condoms 200 boxes 2 400 281.69
Female condoms 200 pieces 0.50 100 70.42
Wooden penises 40 1.50 60 42.25
Reproduction of printed materials 200 2 400 281.69
TV and DVD player rental 2 20 40 28.17
DVD reproduction (Scenarios from Africa) 500 3 1,500 1,056.34
Total 3,085.00 2,172.53


Community Contribution
Material Quantity Unit Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Venue 2 80 160 112.68
Nurses per diem 4 60 240 169.01
Mobilization costs to identify participants (by community) -- 100 100 70.42
Materials from GHS 200 2 400 281.69
Monitoring and follow-up by GHS -- 200 200 140.85
Total 1,100.00 774.65


Total Project Cost
 % Contribution Total Cost (Cedi) Total Cost (USD)
Partnership Contribution 74 3,085.00 2,172.53
Community Contribution 26 1,100.00 774.65
Total Project Cost 4,185.00 2,947.18

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