Ghanaian children to attend AIDS summer camp in China

Ten Ghanaian children orphaned by AIDS have been invited to attend a Summer Camp in China.

2015 World AIDS DAY

The “Love under the sun” China-Africa Summer Camp is an activity initiated by the Chinese association of STDs and AIDS prevention and control to care for children affected by AIDS.

A brief media launch and send-off ceremony was held at the residence of the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana here Thursday night for the Ghanaian delegation which includes 10 children, two teachers and one official.

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Sun Baohong said her government would actively support African countries to end AIDS, while supporting the UNAIDS and WHO to strengthen AIDS prevention and control in Africa.

She said the Chinese government would also support African infrastructure, maternal and child health programs, believing that in the near future, Africa would make significant contribution to the world in AIDS prevention and control.

The camp is part of the implementation of the follow-up actions of the “Africa-China Partnership: Caring for an AIDS-free Generation” launched by the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS under the chairmanship of Ghana’s First Lady Lordina Mahama and her Chinese counterpart Prof. Peng Liyuan in South Africa last year.

Mahama commended the first lady of China and the Chinese government for being most supportive in Ghana’s quest to provide the best of care and guidance for children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Chelsea Eldridge Tuffour, a representative of the children, said the trip will serve as a morale booster and a catalyst to build their self confidence and assured all that they will make the best out of it.

The Chinese embassy donated 1,300 U.S. dollars pocket money, books on Chinese culture and designed T-shirts to the Ghanaian team. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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