The Jagruti Project was a collaborative endeavor, from 2009 to 2010, between the Andhra Pradesh State AIDS Control Society, the Department of Women Development and Child Welfare (WD &CW), and SAATHII to mainstream HIV/AIDS services into the WD&CW Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. SAATHII collaborated with the WD&CW Department and built the capacities of the officials and field level functionaries of the Integrated Child Welfare Scheme (ICDS) and Swadhar Homes for successful mainstreaming of services. The services included the provision of nutrition supplements to HIV affected children and pregnant and lactating mothers; HIV prevention education for adolescent girls; institutional care for HIV affected children; and short-term housing services for women at risk.
- Sensitized 2,798 project directors, child development project officers, and supervisors across 23 districts of Andhra Pradesh
- Facilitated implementations of double nutrition to HIV infected and affected children and sent instructions to all 23 project directors for effective functioning and monitoring of double nutrition
- Included HIV training curriculum in Anganwadi training curricula
- Developed facilitator manual for training of Anganwadi workers
- Translated NACO’s front line workers manual titled “Shaping Our Lives” from English to Telugu for Anganwadi workers
- Developed information on Jagruti Project & HIV/AIDS and facilitated release of monthly magazine of WD&CW called “Indira Darshini”
- Published and finalized process document on the implementation of Jagruti Project
The Jagruti Project received funding from the Andhra Pradesh States AIDS Control Society (APSACS).