||Founder & Secretary
After completion of graduation, Mr. Vinay Vasta left his small village “Waingani” Situated in Malvan Dist. SINDHDURGHA MAHARASHTRA in 1991 & came to Mumbai in search of a job. In Mumbai he started his first job by joining the Indian Health organization as a social worker to create HIV/AIDS awareness among commercial sex workers. He noticed that in Mumbai city hundreds of workers who are migrants staying away from their families and in order to overcome the loneliness would visit sex workers for sexual pleasure. Due to multiple sexual partners there were under high risk of becoming the victims of HIV/AIDS Disease.
In early days there was lack of awareness among the masses about HIV/AIDS and there was no treatment available. Hence creating awareness was the only way to prevent HIV/AIDS spread. Mr. Vinay Vasta started HIV/AIDS awareness program through various mediums. He selected artist from home town and trained them to perform street plays , He prepares posters , puppet shows arranged group meeting at Mumbai’s railway stations ,bus stand ,red-light areas , slum areas of Mumbai.
The red light area in Mumbai is a biggest CSW area in India and it includes kamthipura, Forest Road, Batata Chawl, Dudhwala Chawl, Falkland Road, ,Jamuna Mansion, Pawwala street , Gaiwadi,Congress House (Kennedy bridge),shivadi, and Worli area in south Mumbai .
In red light area, Mr. Vinay Vasta worked tirelessly to help hundred of CSW’s and save them from HIV/AIDS. Thus helping to reduce the HIV incidence in sex workers . He with full confidence and faith brought a small rental place in the red light area to create awareness of HIV/AIDS by introducing innovative methods and ideas.
The organizations main aim was to bring behavioral changes and prevent them from HIV/AIDS by free condoms distribution to CSW.
There was a need to lot of work to be done and to continue the work Mr.Vinay Vasta decided to form an NGO and thus “SOCIAL ACTIVITIES INTEGRATION (SAI)” was formed in 1991 and registered in 1999.