The creation of support groups and training peer educators for people living with HIV/AIDS is a valuable and often underfunded effort. These groups are a valuable, ‘safe-space’ where people can find a chance to be open about their status, learn information relevant to their health needs free of stigma and discrimination, and to build trusting relationships with their peers—and ultimately these groups are gatherings which allow everyone to enjoy the life we have and have fun together now.
This photo was taken during a three day training for people living with HIV/AIDS who are to be trained as peer educators in the Upper East, in Ghana. This was an impromptu dance which started with Volunteers and participants during a break in the presentations. Dance is an important cultural practice and each tribe has its own dances. It was good to share different traditions as well as have fun together.