UNODC is cosponsor of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS - UNAIDS
PVLP Training Programme: RRTC NORTH EAST III
The training was conducted from 22.11.2006 to 27.11.2006 at Aizawl, Mizoram, India. The over all goal of the training program was to reduce unsafe injecting and sexual risk behavior associated with infected and affected drug users, IDUs and their partners, through various lesson plans and training sessions. The training also emphasised importance of disseminating information among the peer networks in preventing drug related harms due to high risk behaviors. Team Leaders, Peer Outreach Coordinators (POCs), Peer Outreach Workers (POWs) were trained over a period of 5 days to enable them to further train peer volunteers to practice safer behavior and in turn influence safer practices among their drug user groups. Peer Volunteers, identified by each partner NGO in their respective demonstration site, in turn would be expected to further reach out with information and services to current users and regular sexual partners.
All sessions were well participated by all and everyone had something useful to contribute. Daily and End-of-training evaluations were carried out to help improve the training methodology and materials.
Mr. Joy Ganguly was the Consultant from Manipur and Mr. Lallianzuala facilitated as the RRTC Main Trainer.
Dr. Vivek Jain (Research Consultant H13) represented UNODC at the training.
Field visits were carried out to RRTC and partner NGOs (viz., New Life Home Society, Project World Vision & AMRO), Social Welfare Deptt, Presbyterian Hospital, CHARCA, Mizoram SACS, Jericho treatment & rehabilitation centre and TNT Calvary Hospital.
Activities undertaken by the partner NGOs included Treatment & Rehabilitation Clinics, Abscess Management centres, Drop-in-Centres, Income generation activities, Recreational activities, Counselings & Meetings, etc.
Some pictures from the training programme
Self-sufficient kitchen at a after care home
A role-play on counseling (service-provider & client)
An ex-IDU at abscess management clinic
Group work among participants during session on Leadership
Income-generation activities being carried out by one of the partner NGOs
NAA meeting in progression at Presbytarian Hospital
Participants evaluating the PVLP training
Participants watching a documentry keenly during the training
Recovering IDUs at a Counseling & Recreation Centre
Recreational activity for IDUs under treatment at a treatment & rehabilitation centre