The present report for GlobalGiving narrates about the “Awareness Campaign “ conducted to effect Behavioural Change among the children in the remote villages. As a result and at the end of the Campaign , a ‘Children Support Group’ was formed to carry out the follow up works sustainably. This group was linked with our existing Women self-help groups and the “BUDS network centre”. Now the TB eradication and control activities among children will be supplementary and complimentary to each other. Our Campaign is an innovative Theatre performance included with a ‘Group Media Session’ conducted as an Interactive discussion with the Child Audience. Facts, figures and current informations on TB/DOTS are disseminated. All the myths and misconceptions about TB, stigma and Discrimination are made clear. Our Edu-Clowns Strategy is a unique Theatre performance which allows the audience to come to a consensus and arrive at a final decision for the problem posed in the drama.
20 Edu- Clowns Campaign was conducted and 20 children support groups were formed to continue with Child Referal and Linkages for TB Diagnosis and Treatment. The outcome of these campaigns helped us to identify 5 children with TB symptoms. These children will now be enrolled in our GlobalGiving Project for care and nutrition programme. These 5 children will be monitored by our Outreach Workers who will appoint DOTS provider in their respective villages and supervise their development in their treatment. Since these innovative programmes prove to be successful in tracking the children with TB, we plan to expand and conduct more campaigns to reach out the unreached children with TB.
We thank our various donors who continue to donate to this much-wanted project in this region. We also request you to increase the donations to serve more children with TB and prevent TB among children.
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