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General News Mon, 26 Apr 1999

Street youth organisation donates clinic for AIDS patients

Accra (Greater Accra), 26th April ?99 ?

 The African Street Youth Organisation (ASYO) has agreed to donate a 32-million-cedi clinic at Bensuo in the Wassa West District of the Western Region to the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) as a rehabilitation centre for AIDS patients.

Mr John Benjamin Mensah, Founding President of ASYO, a non-governmental organisation, said the clinic was built last year with the support of Peaceway Incorporated, of San Francisco.

He said the donation is in response to a request the PPAG made to his organisation, whose aims are geared to the rehabilitation of street children.

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Mr Mensah made the announcement after launching a programme to cater for the needs of neglected children who end up in the streets.

The organisation has 30 children under its care who it is training to act as a pressure group for the rights of African street children and to enable them to identify street children for rehabilitation.

Mr Mensah said the ASYO planned to establish vocational and technical schools to train deprived children in employable skills.

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