Suraksha Migrant Project
Rajagiri outREACH is the implementing agency of Suraksha projects functioning at Kalamassery and Perumbavoor, Ernakulam district which sanctioned by the Kerala State AIDS Control Society (KSACS), Government of Kerala and has been working for migrant labourers since September 2008. The main objective of this project is to reduce the HIV/AIDS prevalence among the migrants who are residing in Ernakulam District, Kerala.
Along with HIV/AIDS prevention programme, health camps, health education, high risk group identification, STI screening, counselling, Integrated Counseling and Testing Centers, mega events, exhibitions, film shows, World AIDS Day observation, COVID-19 Relief activities, etc. have been conducting.
ODIC- Outreach Drop in Centre Project
National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India empanelled Rajagiri outREACH, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery, Cochin, Kerala to implement Outreach Drop-In Centre Project in Ernakulam District, Kerala as per the order F.No.45/270/2019 NCDAP/NAPPDR/TI/(ODIC) dated 22.01.2020.
Outreach and Drop-In Centre (ODIC) is a community-based facility for substance users. The ODIC caters to individuals, particularly youth to who use various substances and those who have the least access to resources. The objectives of the program are;
- To reduce substance usage in the community.
- To protect and promote human and youth rights through various outreach activities among vulnerable young population in the community for prevention of substance use.
- To ensure that services are accessible, community based and differentiated along a continuum of care including psychosocial support for substance users, their primary caregivers and families.
- To provide a safe and secure drop-in space for substance users in the community, which would have provisions of screening, assessment and counselling.
- To render psycho social interventions particularly based on behavioural approaches including Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Contingency Management, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Twelve- step facilitation therapy and Group therapy.
- To provide referral and linkage to treatment, care and rehabilitation services for substance dependents
Community based Peer-Led Intervention (CPLI)
Community based Peer-Led Intervention (CPLI) is a project initiated by National Institute of Social Defense (NISD) under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment – Government of India, with support of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment – Government of Kerala, and is implemented by Rajagiri outREACH, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous), Kalamassery, Cochin, Kerala.
CPLI Project activities are implemented in the identified vulnerable districts as a focused preventive measure to curb the menace of drug abuse. The target group is mainly vulnerable adolescents and youth in the community of selected districts. The project mobilizes Peer Educators (PEs) from the local community with the help of Anganwadi teachers, ward members and localities. The selected Peer Educators undergo the registration process and training programs. These trained Peer Educators focus on creating awareness among the focused group called Peer Volunteers (PVs). The Peer Volunteers and Peer Educators will engage with their Peer Groups and community members under the supervision of CPLI Project Team to create awareness and prevent the abuse of drugs in that community. The Project Team has an Area Coordinator and two Trainer cum Counselors. They provide required trainings and other professional supports for the Peer Educators and to the community directly. The team also renders psychosocial interventions including educational sessions on ill effects of drug abuse, risk assessment on drug use among youth and linkage for treatment rehabilitation. CPLI – NISD Project implemented by Rajagiri outREACH officially launched its activities on 15th June 2020 at Kozhikode District and the project has successfully completed two years of making changes in the community.