Accra, May 14, 2012 – Pro-Link’s project with FHI Sharper works in collaboration with peer educators in Ghana to disseminate information that encourages safe sexual practices targeting those most at risk of contracting HIV. Romeo is one of Pro-Link’s peer educators (middle of photo), he also happens to be a Liberian Refugee. In our program Romeo specifically targets MSM groups (Men Sleeping with Men) in his community for HIV testing and counseling services. Romeo has been a model peer educator for everyone in Pro-Link’s program. Currently, Romeo resides in Buduburam the Liberian Refugee Camp in Ghana. The camp was established in 1990 to accommodate an influx of Liberian refugees who fled to Ghana to seek asylum owing to the armed conflict in Liberia. Due to the scheduled closure of the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, Romeo is faced with the surmounting task of returning to his country of birth Liberia at the end of June 2012.
Romeo continues to inspire and motivate us here at Pro-Link, and also those he serves in his community.
Romeo has written a thank you letter to the staff of Pro-Link and has permitted us to share his story.
Read the thank you letter ->Romeo’s Thank You Letter to Pro-Link Ghana
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By: Aleia Gland