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  project name ~ AWARENESS EDUCATION THROUGH CULTURAL PERFORMANCES IN VILLAGES

category ~ Health Care - Adult

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

AWARENESS EDUCATION THROUGH CULTURAL PERFORMANCES IN VILLAGES

  NGO

 

MERDS (Muthamizh Education & Rural Developmen..

  Category

 

Health Care - Adult

  District

 

Dindigul

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 3000

 

  Year Approved

 

2005

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

1  

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Srinivas Chadram (Naga)

 

Duke

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

MERDS is a registered. Non - Profitable Organisation engaged in creating a positive impact through collective movement on rural population in ways that promote a health and sustainable development. MERDS has involved its cultural group for dissemination of information to create awareness in our target villages. We wish to create awareness on education HIV and AIDS through cultural performances. Our cultural Troupe consists of 20 members from different villages. They will be given proper orientation training on street theatre, music and folk arts of native origin to spread the message on HIV / AIDS Prevention. The communication is effective as we have adequate experience in cultural media during our campaign on HIV/AIDS during 2001 - 2002. The troupe to perform street theatre to realise our goals.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

MERDS has implemented government programmes like low cost sanitation, Smokeless pipes in houses, AIDS awareness etc. During the implementation, we have conducted survey work and were shocked to know the pathetic condition of rural population affected by AIDS, illiteracy, unhygienic practices, environmental degradation are some of the conspicuous aspects in all our villages. MERDS has conducted vocational Training program in Tailoring and has also set up manufacturing unit with the trainees. These projects were funded by AID-duke.

 

  Goals

 

 

Spreading the message of HIV & AIDS prevention through street plays, cultural performances, music concerts in about 40 villages in Natham Block, Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu.

 
 

  


 
 
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