• Highlights: The first batch of 317 adolescent girls trained on self-defence and got certified by Parivartan Cell of Delhi Police.
  • Highlights: 70,000 community members indirectly engaged on the subject of girls' safety
  • Highlights: 8,327 adolescent girls and 1,397 boys have been engaged through various community activities of the project
  • Highlights: In Hyderabad, Plan currently works in 25 slum clusters supporting 25,960 persons, out of which, 5,796 are girls and 5,388 are boys.
  • Highlights: The total number of sponsored children in Bihar is 9,731, out of which 7,878 (81%) are girls.
  • Highlights: Plan in Odisha supports more than 15,333 girls and 17,122 boys with its projects and programmes.
  • Highlights: At present, Plan programmes touch the lives of 92,000 families in approximately 820 Panchayats across 8 districts in Rajasthan.
  • Highlights: Plan reaches more than 89,078 girls and 93,167 through its projects and programmes in Delhi.

Vihaan Project

Plan India is implementing Vihaan Project in 13 districts (Saran, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Madhubani, Motihari, Katihar, Gaya, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Begusarai, Sitamarhi, Hazipur (13 Community Sanitary Complexes (CSCs)) and Lakhisarai (1 Help Desk district). Vihaan, which means 'Dawn's First Light' in Sanskrit, works towards scaling up care, support and treatment (CST) services for People Living with HIV (PLHIV). Beginning on 1st April 2013 and lasting until 31st March 2016, it will complement NACP IV plans to put in place a quality system that will complement HIV prevention and treatment programmes already in place.

Objective

The overall goal of the programme is to improve the survival and quality of life of PLHIVs. The specific objectives that the programme will support include:

  • Early linkages of PLHIV to care, support and treatment services.
  • Improved treatment adherence and education for PLHIV.
  • Expanded positive prevention activities.
  • Improved social protection and wellbeing of PLHIV.
  • Strengthened community systems and reduced stigma and discrimination.

Key achievements

  • PLHIVs are being registered at CSCs for receiving care and support services. Identification and registration of PLHIVs is an ongoing progress. More than 5,544 PLHIVs have been identified and registered into their respective CSCs.
  • As a follow up on linkages with schemes one of the major achievements of Vihaan has been in being instrumental in coming up of the 'New Parvarish Scheme' for Bihar in which five new points were added specifically to provide monetary support to PHLIV with Rs 900 per month. Other schemes for linkage include MNREGA.
  • As a response to the objective of reduction of stigma and discrimination a Discrimination Response Team (DRT) has been established in all the fourteen districts where CSCs are functional. Efforts are on to resolves cases of discrimination of PLHIV by the DRT.
  • Major advocacy efforts have led to sensitisation of stake holders including government officials, media, educationists at the state level and PRI's at the block level.