On the occasion of World Aids Day, December 1, 2011 Smile Foundation’s Girl Child and Women Empowerment initiative, Swabhiman, organised an HIV/ Aids eradication campaign in the Shri Ram J.J. Camp in Delhi. This campaign was conducted with the support from Population Foundation of India (PFI) and Lotus Herbal. The aim of the camp was to sensitize the community dwellers about the cause and cure of HIV/AIDS. Community women & adolescent girls and boys joined Swabhiman health volunteers in sensitizing the community dwellers.
Prof. Mohini Bhattacharya, Director, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Ms. Parul from PFI and Dr. Ira, Project Director of Health & Care were also present as special guests. Various sensitizing activities like poster making, slogan writing and street plays designed to sensitize whole community including women, men, adolescent girls and boys towards the causes and prevention of HIV/ AIDS.
The guests of honors also had some healthy discussion with the community women and adolescent girls about Aids Eradication. The sensitized women and girl child also gave their opinions in the formation of eradication process.
The whole event turned out to be very successful in terms of the sensitizing the community dwellers and also building an invaluable relationship with the corporate partners.
Counselors having a counselling session with the Swabhiman beneficiaries
Population Foundation of India (PFI) is a national non-government organization at the forefront of policy advocacy and research on population issues in the country. Established in 1970.
Lotus Herbals is a reputed, trusted and valued natural products’ brand. Formulated in India, it has the distinction of being one of the most sought after brands in many Asian and European countries.