Awareness project- Street plays, slide shows, Magic shows, pamphlet distribution, poster exhibitions being conducted all over the country. More than 5000 shows already conducted for the prevention of HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis and to diminishing stigma and discrimination related to these diseases.
Free mobile Clinic- The health educational program for sex workers and their children for HIV/AIDS prevention and control with providing free health care services including condom distribution. This project is based on the peer educators (DIDI-sister- Community Volunteers). SAI has developed brother –sister relationship with Sex Workers in Mumbai. This project is to the Didis by the DIDIs and for the DIDIs. With the active involvement from community we could bring down the HIV prevalence from 38% to 1.70 % from 2003 to till date.
Mobile Clinic – Mobile Clinic provides “Comprehensive Health Care Services to Female Sex Workers & their Children of Ten red light areas of South Mumbai. Despite stringent financial condition we are carrying activities effectively. We are extreme need of financial support & hence appeal to the all generous people & funding agencies to kindly extend the said support. This project was funded by CED- Finland, Solidarite Sida, Foundation de France & Sidaction –France during the period from 2002 to 2017. Now SAI is running this project & we need funding partners.
Drop In Center– DIC provides psychosocial & health care support to PLHA and linkages to other services. At the centers PLHAs are also given facility for recreation, legal aid, counseling, etc. The poor people living with HIV were identified on basis of economic status and given free medical & nutritional support. Involvement of people living with HIV/AIDS by forming PLHIV support Group named “Ektha” so that they voice out for the rights and people realize that a PLHA has same right as well as the ability to work, interact, and share. SAI was first amongst NGOs to start Free ART in 2005. It was established in 2003 & funded by Solidarite Sida, Sidaction. Marc Foundation & Foundation de France till 2017. Now SAI is running this project.
Despite stringent financial condition we are carrying activities effectively. We are extreme need of financial support & hence appeal to the all generous people & funding agencies to kindly extend the said support.
The specific objectives of Vihaan include:
- Early linkages of PLHIV to Care ,Support and treatment services
- Improved treatment adherence and education for PLHIV
- Expanded positive prevention activities
- Improved social protection and wellbeing of PLHIV
- Strengthened community systems and reduced stigma and discrimination
Under this project we have providing Care & Support to 15000 PLHIV registered in main 3 Public ART Centres at Viz. J.J. , Nair & KEM Hospitals. In this project the said people are Personally contacted by our Outreach workers, counselor and doing the awareness task and motivating them for ICTC Tests. ART, periodical check-up in the Public Hospitals also bringing back those clients who have discontinued the ART from the Public Hospitals. In addition to this the project is also providing the assistance to these people in getting the benefits of the Govt .Schemes for them. The project is funded by NMP+Pune since 2015.
CANCER AID CELL- From 2013 we have started providing the financial help to the poor cancer patients. The said help is given to the poor and needy patients by verifying the records such as the Cost certificate, medical reports of the Hospital, Income proof, KYC norms documents i.e. Aadhar, pancard etc. And after completing our usual formalities we are extending the help to them. During the period from 2013 to till date we have extended the financial help to 150 Cancer patients. We are very thankful to generous individual donors & our fund raiser activists for this cause.
HEPATITS B PROJECT ( PAHEL PROJECT) – In the project we are providing the free health care services to the poor female sex workers, pregnant women , women in child bearing age, their family members and residing in A,B,C,D & E wards of Mumbai for the prevention and treatment of Hepatitis B. Our Out Reach Workers are personally contacting them and educating them about the awareness of the disease and referring them for the necessary test in the Public Hospitals. After the testing those women who are found as Negative are vaccinated and Positive women are given the required treatment in the Public Hospitals. As of now 569 women are registered with us and they are under our active follow-up.
We have started this project from 01–03-2017 with funding support of UNITED WAY MUMBAI a renowned NGO having global network
PROJECT OF MANUFACTURING OF ECO-FREINDLY WOODEN STOVE–
We are manufacturing of wood fuel stoves. We have designed an ecofriendly Wood fuel stove which is generating bare minimum smoke and emission. By using this stove we can protect the actual users mainly women in India from the diseases like Cough, TB, Eye –disorder, throat infections etc. we have proposed to market these stoves in the Rural sector and Tribal areas at the moderate and affordable rates to this poor community and protect their health and environment as well. Our generous funding partner viz. C E D-Finland have provided us PEMS Machinery ( U S A Made) free of cost for the Emission testing of these stoves. We have conducted 4 market survey for these stoves in the Rural and Tribal areas of Thane and Palghar Districts nearby to Mumbai and found that the said stove is very much appreciated by the Rural and Tribal women and inclined to use the same for their daily cooking purpose. We have aimed to sell these stoves to the said women Group at affordable cost and the income so generated from it shall be used for the medical , nutritional support of the Key Population of our abovesaid Target population/community.
REAR Project- ( Educational support for Children of Sex Workers)-
This project aims to break the intergenerational cycle of prostitution and ensures that discriminated and marginalised children of commercial sex workers (CSWs) have the opportunities towards a healthy and safe future.
Under this project we are doing following activities:
- Run the after-school education club
- Conduct regular tests to assess children’s progress
- Provide education (material) support to identified children
- Provide after-school meals to ensure children obtain adequate nutrition
- Assist children with school curricula
- Encourage children to pursue hobbies
Due to these activities we have brought more than 500 children of sex workers in education stream & stopped child prostitution.
We are thankful to Hope for Children UK for funding this project from 2017.