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PROJECT TITLE- SAMARTH DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ON HIV PREVENTION AMONG STREET YOUTH AND CHILDREN IN DELHI Supported by USAID/FHI. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE- (OCTOBER 2007- SEPTEMBER 2008) PRESENTED BY – Dr. P.N. Mishra PROGRAM MANAGER - SBT. About the Organization- Salaam Baalak Trust.

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PROJECT TITLE- SAMARTH DEMONSTRATION PROJECT ONHIV PREVENTION AMONG STREET YOUTH AND CHILDREN IN DELHISupported by USAID/FHI

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE-

(OCTOBER 2007- SEPTEMBER 2008)

PRESENTED BY – Dr. P.N. Mishra

PROGRAM MANAGER - SBT


About the Organization- Salaam Baalak Trust

  • A non-profit, non-govt. organization

  • Established in 1988

  • Works with street and working children in and around New Delhi, Old Delhi and Saket

  • Consists four full care shelter homes and seven contact points

  • 24 hours child helpline service

  • Annually covers approximately 4000 children


BACKGROUND OF - SBT/FHI

  • In1999 SBT collaborated with FHI and with their support we have started our first girl child shelter.

  • In 2002 we got a new project from FHI-(CAA – Children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS). USAID/FHI main focus was on HIV/AIDS care and prevention, we incorporated CAA components without affecting our organization mission and goal.

  • From April 2004 to August 2005 we got the extension of the same project with some new components as IMPACT project.

  • From September 2005 to June 2006 we got YOUTH NET project from FHI and extension of IMPACT from July 2006 to September 2006.

  • After successful completion of IMPACT we got the SAMARTH Demonstration project in October 2006.


SBT/SAMATRTH/FHI/USAID- October 2006 to June 2011

SAMARTH

  • means Being equipped to be effective.

  • stands for Strengthen Ability to Manage and Respond effectively to HIV/AIDS.

    Goal

    To reduce vulnerability to HIV and risk behavior of street and working youth and children in New Delhi.


STRATEGIES

Strategy 1:

Undertake strategic behavior communication (SBC) initiatives to reduce risk behavior of street youth and children and create an enabling environment.

The activities undertaken by this strategy are:

  • Peer Education.

  • Life Skill Education (LSE).

  • Psychological support through counseling.

  • Mental Health and other supportive services for children with special needs.

  • Sensitization of local police on mental health needs and behaviors of street and working children.

  • Community awareness through use of creative media.


  • Strategy 2:

  • Address basic needs of street and working children through provision of child and youth friendly services.

  • The activities undertaken by this strategy are:

  • Health care.

  • Education support.

  • Vocational training and rehabilitation

  • Referral services

  • Strategy 3:

  • Development and implement a quality assurance and quality improvement (QA/QI) system.

  • The activities undertaken by this strategy are:

  • Develop and operationalize QA/QI framework.

  • Train project staff in program and technical areas.

  • Monitor adherence to SOPs

  • Develop a sustainability plan


Strategy 4: Serve as a learning site for other organizations working on HIV prevention among vulnerable youth and children.

The activities undertaken by this strategy are:

  • Conduct training of other partner organizations including United States Government (USG)-supported NGO partners.

  • Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of lesson learned.

  • Facilitate site visit.


Present status


CHALLENGES FACED

  • Mobile population especially at contact points

  • Paucity of Space for different activities.

  • Lack of awareness about the issues and problems among stakeholders

  • Networking with other agencies for difficult cases

  • No shelter for Physically and mentally challenged children

  • Lack of awareness about various issues among Govt. officials leads to inadequate response to SBT’s evolving needs

  • Difficult to motivate girls for shelter especially for drug de addiction


FUTURE PLAN

  • Under SAMARTH :

  • Training for other agencies

  • Capacity building of staff

  • Annual Play

  • Exposure visit of staff

  • Street play on A/B guideline at other NGOs

  • Networking with other NGO

  • Beyond SAMARTH

  • We are in process to start shelter home for 100 children with the help of Delhi Metro.

  • We are planning to start a new contact point next year.


BEYOND SAMARTH SUB-AGREEMENT

  • Food – Providing food to 300 children daily.

  • Provided shelter home to more than 650 children.

  • Enrollment in Education:

  • Formal School- 188

  • NIOS – 83

  • NFE – 1281

  • Repatriation – 363 children

  • Transfer - 368 children ( to SBT shelters and Other NGOs)

  • Annual tour:

  • 100 children spent 10 days at Kerala

  • 50 children spent 7 days at Saat tal, Nainital during summer vacation.


QUALITATIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 5 staff participated in LSE workshop organized by FHI.

  • 4 Counselors from SBT participated in Workshop on Counseling skills building organized by FHI.

  • Participated WAD on 30th November at YWCA, with all SAMARTH partners participated.

  • SBT children performed 27 street plays and 7 stage shows among which 2 plays were performed on Stigma and Discrimination at USAID Office.

  • SBT got Chalta firta School (Mobile School Van) from Govt. of Delhi.

  • 14 boys and 6 girls rehabilitated after Job placement.

  • Arushi- the girl child shelter has been shifted to SBT own shelter home Building.


THANK YOU

FOR YOUR TIME AND COOPERATION IN MAKING PROGRAM A TRUE SUCCESS

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE


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