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Background

Wide Angle (Social Development Organization) Manipur was registered in 1984 by a group of dynamic Manipuri youth. The organization started working for creating productive youth by collectively enhancing health, human rights and genderjustice. It worked in collaboration with Youth clubs, student’s union and like minded NGO’s. It became a partner of the Manipur AIDS Control Society (1998), Manipur State Council for Child Welfare (2003) and Indian Network of NGOs in HIV/AIDS (2003). This initiative addresses issues of children infected / affected by HIV/AIDS thereby taking up the issue of child rights in Manipur.

Situation

Manipur has the highest HIV infection rate in India. Domestic violence, armed conflicts, unstable law and order situation, displacement and migration, abject poverty and unemployment are prominent issues of the area. As per sentinel surveillance reports last year, out of every 100 pregnant women attending antenatal clinics, two were HIV infected. The children born to them have a 30% chance of infection. The acute poverty, ethnic violence, urban rural migration and HIV/AIDS epidemic has led to many Children in Especially Difficult Circumstances (CEDC) in Manipur. The ethnic violence which rocked the State from early 1991 to 1995 led to huge migration to the valley and particularly in Imphal, where there are large numbers of children who are in need of special care and support.here are around 3140 street and working children in Imphal (Base line survey report – Manipur State AIDS control Society). Now a new generation of hundreds of orphans children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS has come in Manipur. 183 children in the operational area are HIV positive, out of 112 identified families; this number is higher than the population of women and males. Accessibility to education is low and school drop out rate is high.

T In this context, Wide Angle envisages the creation of productive youth through righteous reasons, inspired thoughts and responds to Justice. The organization works without discrimination against religion, creed, race, gender or language and works in collaboration with Youth clubs, student’s union and like minded NGOs and by building alliances with other groups through non-violence. There are around 3140 street and working children in Imphal (Base line survey report – Manipur State AIDS control Society). Now a new generation of hundreds of orphans children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS has come in Manipur. 183 children in the operational area are HIV positive, out of 112 identified families; this number is higher than the population of women and males. Accessibility to education is low and school drop out rate is high. In this context, Wide Angle envisages the creation of productive youth through righteous reasons, inspired thoughts and responds to Justice. The organization works without discrimination against religion, creed, race, gender or language and works in collaboration with Youth clubs, student’s union and like minded NGOs and by building alliances with other groups through non-violence.

Objectives

  • To develop an appropriate model of health care and youth and child friendly services.
  • To improve health care for marginalized women and children.
  • To strengthen advocacy towards enhancement of public health, improve economic conditions and propogate peaceful co-existence in the society.
  • To improve the socio-economic conditions of the poor and marginalized people in the State.

Review


The organization has worked with the infected and affected children, women and community since 2005. Direct intervention with HIV/ AIDS infected and affected community is necessary along with the community support. Since 2009, emphasis was on identifying HIV/ AIDS infected and affected households and making them aware about the rights of the children particularly those who are positive and also affected. Stress has been given to make political visibility in public forums for larger advocacy at the state level and also to mobilize the service providers. Capacity building programs were organized with the mothers and other stake holders.


Some of the processes carried out through the year were-
  • Mutual Support Groups received input in the form of training, workshops and focus group discussion on various issues. These women received knowledge on good health, hygiene practices, low cost nutrition and Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) adherence.
  • Emphasis was given on monitoring and ensuring ART adherence among HIV positive women and children. Currently, more than 96 members are taking ART under the monitoring of the project.
  • Nutrition demonstration programs at the community were done to promote low cost nutrition.
  • Events were organized to bring the affected children together through activities like drawing, singing competition, art work, recitation, dances and monologues.
  • In order to facilitate speedy implementation of the right to education, the District Inspector was invited to give a talk on education and importance of formation of SMC to improve the quality of education in the schools.
  • Around two hundred women, children and men affected with HIV/AIDS availed the services from government health institutions.

Plans

  • To organize health awareness campaigns with the family members of infected and affected clients.
  • New members of MSG groups will be trained on health and nutrition through demonstrations.
  • 60 families will be reached out to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS and reduce discrimination.
  • Referral to existing health care services, NGO’s and other health service providers – to reach out to 100 children and parents.
  • To organize 4 workshops on the issue of HIV/AIDS for the communities.
  • Conducting income generation activity cum vocational training for MSG members.
  • Free OPD, medicine support and counseling to 250 MSG members and HIV/AIDS affected children.
  • Home based care & ART adherence training for staff and new MSG members.

ANNUAL FINANCIAL SUMMARY

  • Right to Development
    $4,814
  • Right to Survival
    $7,869
  • Right to Protection
    $1,228
  • Right to Participation
    $2,821
  • Administration
    $6,149
  • Total Grant Approved
    $22,882