In order to bring behaviour change among the transgenders, a four days workshop on folk dances, Pommalattam and folk singing was conducted by the R&TC Team with the support of Tamil Nadu AIDS Initiative (TAI). In this TOT, 38 trainees from six districts; Chennai, Madurai, Kancheepuram, Salem, Coimbatore and Vellore participated. The topics covered in the TOT are, Prevalence of TB/HIV, Health Insurance to PLHA, Awareness onCancer andimportanceofEducation.
The CBCS project depends on strong co-operation of the community in order to provide a reliable and sustainable community based structure where it works to reducestigma and discrimination in the community. Formation of Adult and Children Support Group, Village Development Associations (VDA) are some of the structures formed to sustain initiatives in the community. To facilitate this CSR established VDA in villages where stigma and discrimination is there and create an enabling environment for the affected/infected persons or families. VDA provides a platform for the affected people and transcend the boundaries of the community people and act as a model, help in early identification of people living with HIV/AIDS and provide the support to leada healthy life.