Link Worker Scheme (LWS)


Link workers for enhancing AIDS Knowledge, Skills and Services amongst High Risk Groups, Youth and Adults (LAKSHYA), Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh:


This project was started in 160 selected villages in all eight blocks of Varanasi district with the support of UNICEF U.P. and UPSACS. Under this project 501 HRGs are being served with BCC, Referral and condom promotion. Apart from that 40 RRC (red ribbon clubs)  formed and strengthened in 40 villages in which 463 volunteers (youth) involved in HIV awareness activities. 32319 vulnerable youth  identified and line listed and the 40 cluster based Link workers are given services to those population. For community mobilization mass awareness events are being organized and for sensitization of FLSP 6 Block level sensitization conducted successfully in which more than 2000 FLSP, PRI members participated. 519 non-traditional Condo outlets set up in 160 villages and condoms are made accessible to the target population. 62 wall painting at prime locations in the project area on the issue of HIV and AIDS.

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