The Matthew 25 House has held an orientation for six students and two lecturers from the Providence College.
The guests from Rhode Island have come to have an intensive three day program.
The Program, unlike other visits from the College will involve a lot of activities
Addressing participants at the orientation, Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson, Director of the House narrated how, for years, students from the college have been visiting the House to learn about activities of Matthew 25 to interact with Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV). This usually took just a day.
According to Monsignor Bobby Benson, the College decided, together with the House that this year, the students be taken through some more activities to really get to know the state of HIV in Ghana, at least within the Eastern Region.
Former Technical Coordinator for the Ghana AIDS Commission in the Eastern Region and Currently Administrative Director to the Regional Minister, Golda Asante took time to present to the team and participants the current state of HIV in Ghana, data of HIV in the Eastern Region, current terminologies used in the field of HIV and a brief description of the Region.
She also took time to list out all the activities that the team was going to be involved in within their next three day stay.
Dr S. B Ofori, a former Regional focal person for the Ghana AIDS Commission and a retired Dermatologist, who chaired the program pledged his support to the entire exercise.
He reminded attendants of the orientation that HIV was still a threat and still needed the attention that it deserves.