RDGI initiates an Activation Program with TIS and AIS

RDGI initiates an Activation Program with TIS and AIS

The Rare Disease Ghana Initiative- a national non-for-profit organization for persons living with rare diseases has embarked on a school activation program in the in the Association International and the Tema International Schools respectively as part of its Rare Disease Day celebration.

The activation program aims at empowering students to create their own campaign strategies in solidarity to the rare disease community. This year’s project sought to create awareness for genetic and rare disease conditions among their peers. To do this, the students at Association International School did a photo shoot with the rare disease T-shirts and a video that emphasized their support for persons living with rare diseases. The video was used as a communication tool to create awareness among the children as most people affected by rare diseases are children and to promote a culture of inclusion among students in the various academic institutions. 

The students at Tema International School also ran the Aspire to Inspire project with the aim of creating awareness by posting facts about rare diseases in the form of posters and info graphics on social media and to create change by helping an abandoned child at the Accra psychiatric hospital.