Help build a community centre in Ghana
£105 raised
1% of £20k goal
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4 Years running

We need your help to build a much-needed community development centre in Ghana for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

This centre will be a place where women and children living with HIV/AIDS can meet regularly for support meetings, educational workshops, literacy and employable skills training classes, and free voluntary testing and counseling.

Any donations, no matter how small, will make a difference. 

For the members of community based organisation KAWDA, the centre will serve as a safe haven where they can meet in private and share their experiences and concerns with others like them without fear of their HIV status being exposed to members of their communities.

The Kaleo Area Women's Development Association (KAWDA) was founded in 2002 by concerned community members Albert and Evelyn Annadie with a vision to protect and support vulnerable women and children.

KAWDA's main focus is now providing support to women and children, and increasingly men, who are suffering the ravages of HIV, while also seeking to raise awareness of HIV transmission through education programmes in local schools and community meetings. 

The men, women and children become members of KAWDA through a referral from the hospital when they are tested positive for HIV. The organisation currently provides support to over a hundred members. 

Such is the stigma attached to HIV in Ghana that many of KAWDA's members, if not all, feel they cannot share their HIV status with even their closest family members for fear of rejection and persecution. KAWDA therefore serves as an important support network for them.

The centre will be built on a plot of land already owned by the organisation near the town of Bekwai in Ghana's Ashanti region. 

For more information about KAWDA visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/kawdaghana or contact Claire Thomas at clairethomasphotography@outlook.com

Thank you for your support! 

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