To provide a voice to the suffering drug addicts in the nation who are very much stigmatized in the nation, specially in the isolated islands. To provide the public, information about harm reduction & the disease of drug addiction as to reduce the stigma of the public towards the issue…. to make the general public change their perception and start providing help and support to addicts to recover and become productive citizens of the nation.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
Drug addicts and recovering drug users are very much stigmatized ; because of that they do get access to cyber cafe's and those kind of facilities. Around 50 to 60 individuals take services from our NGO. We want to provide a cyber cafe internet access to them , so that they could share their suffering and what they went through in gaining their life back.
We ‘ve been working with drug users for the past 7 years providing them with help & support
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
A face group will be crated with the name “Diary of a drug user”. In which personal stories will be published + other information would be provided on , how to recover , how to get rehabilitated , available opportunities & information to public on the importance of helping & care. The importance of a holistic healthy society for the development of the nation. Importance of harm reduction approaches & other alternative options available.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
Currently the organizations operates a drop -in-center for the drug users , provided them with free of cost services , and free testing for HIV. We have been working with the drug users community for the past 7 years. We plan to provide them with a cyber cafe’ so that they could share their feeling with the general community. reduce the stigma. We provide treatment options to them from different sources available for the nation and abroad.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
40 – 50
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Guidance and suggestions on how to get sustainable funding to continue providing the services.