Sunnyvale, CA, January 21, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Sankofa Center knows the importance of educating people about HIV/AIDS. Through African dance and culture The Sankofa Center offers an outreach program that allows for volunteers to travel to Ghana and educate the people there about this not curable virus. The importance of The Sankofa Center’s effort is not only does it educate thousands of people in Africa to try and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, but also to test and treat the people there.
Volunteers for The Sankofa Center have specific duties that they are given to teach the people of Africa who willingly take part of the classes offered. Some volunteers work to stir up the audience’s interest of the program offered to educate them through traditional African dance and drama. Other volunteers are more teacher-like and present lessons to their audience that include the difference between HIV and AIDS and how to transmit them from person to person. There are also group discussions and demonstrations to help educate the audience. The Sankofa Center also sends volunteers to Africa to test people to see if either disease has infected them.
Being a volunteer is a great opportunity to help others in need.
Crissy Payne, a volunteer and employee of The Sankofa Center says “It is so easy for someone like me to help in small ways that over time can create larger change. Just going to Ghana and experiencing the culture and the life there I feel allows more people to understand why Ghana and Africa in general aren't just those charity videos of kids with flies on their faces. There is so much life and culture in Ghana that deserves recognition but there is also a lot of poverty and suffering. I like doing work that allows me to appreciate Ghana but also contribute to the movement towards a better quality of life for many of the people there.”
Since The Sankofa Center started sending volunteers to Ghana they have helped thousands of people. If you are interested in being a volunteer for The Sankofa Center please visit the website below.
The Sankofa Center
1230 Bordeaux Drive