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100_0447 (164K)The HIV/AIDS infections, prevalence rate has increased from 1.7% in 2010 to 4.7%

Following a need assessment survey conducted by Kirc Foundation, Ghana Aids Commission and Ghana Health Service it was found the HIV/AIDS infections are on the increase in the central region the prevalence rate has increased from 1.7% in 2010 to 4.7% in 2011. After organizing a number of voluntary counseling and testing sessions, we realized that people who test positive become either dejected or decide to go wild and infect others. Upon investigation it was realized that society rejected them thereby making life unbearable for them. For these reasons Kirc Foundation decided to form the positive tested into an association. This attracted others who had nowhere to go. They joined the association and are comfortable.

Most women and young engage in petty trading for their livelihood. In most cases the financial resources are not enough to cater for their numerous needs. This makes them engage in some sex trade of a sort (not total prostitution) where they come into contact with their male counterparts who are sexually active; this exposes them to risk of HIV/AIDS infection. Some girls fall prey to their male counterparts who take advantage of them in order to provide a little financial help. There are a lot of children born by teenage mothers and a number of abortions caused in private clinics to get rid of unwanted pregnancies. This is a clear indication that no preventive methods are used, hence the risk of quick spread of the HIV.

Kirc foundation is therefore looking for funding for it HIV/AIDS education, Care and Support project.

Education News

photo1 (53K)A survey conducted by kirc foundation in collaboration with Ghana Education Service show that about 90% of the Public school in Komenda, Edina, Eguafo, Abrem (K.E.E.A) Municipality do not have access to I.C.T centers to facilitate the teaching and learning of ICT in These schools.

Teaching of ICT is only done manually using chalk board illustrations to demonstrate example. Many students in the remote communities have not even seen and taught a computer before. Many of them here of computer when are being taught in Class.

It is no surprise that a student could not identify mouse when a computer is put before them. Some even think mouse is an animal. It is no surprises Ghana and Africa at large is still lacking behind education. This and Many problem is teaching and learning of ICT has prompted Kirc foundation to look for support in establishing ICT centers in all the deprived schools in K.E.E.A Municipality to enhance the teaching and learning of ICT.