Aids Awareness Games in Bimbilla
March 25, 2003
Posted to the web March 25, 2003
The Christian Children's Fund of Canada
(CCFC), an NGO, is using the medium of sports and quiz
competitions to spread the message of HIV/AIDS among the
Children affiliated to its five-partner
project schools in the Northern Region competed in sporting
activities and quiz competitions to facilitate social
interaction among them and test their knowledge on HIV/AIDS.
The theme for the second annual games
and quiz competition which ended over the weekend was:
"HIV/AIDS awareness, peace and development".
The schools, which competed in the games
were, Tuma Kavi Development Association, in the Savelugu/Nanton
District, Presbyterian Farmers Training Programme, in the East
Gonja District, the Ghana Baptist Convention, in the Tolon/Kumbungu
District, Assemblies of God Relief and Development Service in
the Nanumba District and Markaz Al Bishara in the Tamale
Madam Sanatu Nantogmah, Country Director
of CCFC said the games and quiz competition demonstrated the
determination and commitment of its partners to the holistic
development of the child.
The Country Director said the games were
to promote HIV/AIDS awareness among children between the ages
of 10 and 15 years whom she described as the "window of
hope for the country".
She advised the youth to desist from
early sex since they could be putting their future at risk.
Madam Nantogmah said the prevalence rate of the disease in the
country was 3.6 per cent, with six regions reaching six per
cent, warning that the Northern Region should not be
complacent about the low level of the disease because
information gathered about it might be inaccurate.
Alhaji Saani Iddi, Nanumba District
Chief Executive commended CCFC for promoting the development
of education in the area and promised that his administration
would give its support to the NGO to bring more development to
the district. He appealed to other NGOs to emulate CCFC and
avail the youth with quality education, saying that the future
of the Nanumba District Assembly depended on the quality of
the children being groomed in the schools.
In the boys football competition,
Nanumba beat Gumani 2-0 to lift the trophy.
Nanumba also came first in the quiz
competition with 59 points, followed by Markaz Al Bishara with
57 points, Tuma Kavi 55 points, Baptist 44 points and Presby,
came third, fourth and fifth with 55, 44 and 38 points
The schools, which won the first, second
and third positions were presented with trophies and