World AIDS Day
World-wide acclaimed as World AIDS Day on 1st December 2017, S. B. Devi Charity Home celebrated this day with Commercial Sex Workers of Sonagachi (Red light area).
This year Dr. Bikas Basu and his team arranged a knowledge based assessment followed by power-point presentation and role- play activity. Near about 24 CSW participated in this event. Four teams were made in the name of flowers like Rose, Lily, Sunflower and Dalia. There was one facilitator and 6 CSW in each group. Individual assessment of CSW was done on HIV/AIDS to have an idea about their knowledge on that topic. They were given scores and continuous knowledge on topics related to HIV/AIDS. Questions and answers followed that session. A tiffin break was given and everyone was given a packet of food. Meanwhile Dr. Basu discussed with them various ways of transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS. There was power-point questions about transmission, prevention and other topics related to HIV/AIDS conducted by Dr. Bikas Basu. Each CSW participated and answered spontaneously.
The last session was role play. Four teams were given topics like myths, transmission, importance of condom and prevention. Each team gave a good competition to another and performed well. They were judged by a panel of judges. Each CSW were given a token gift and three prizes were given to three best performers from the entire session.
Lastly our General Secretary gave Rs. 100- to each CSW for their patience and participation. We all applauded for his kind gesture.
Indeed a successful programme where each of us gained knowledge on HIV/AIDS.