"That's cool to know about your study topic and interest , I am preparing for my Ph.D on equity and social inclusion. Also establishing a community based college , and trying to get affiliation for "Bachelor of Rural Medicine and surgery…"
I am impressed with the fact that you do social work. I do have knowledge about software development and I would love to contribute towards the development of your project. I am busy with my Final year Project and Assignments…"
"Rahul I will be happy to know more about your project as I am in process to setup a community based college called "Mahatama Gandhi College of Social Work" which is located at remotest village of India. I have been trying to…"
"It is nice to know your work from frontline SMS network. I am social worker and working to promote child rights , human rights and MDG - 2015.
I am using frontline sms and also in process to setup Mahatma Gandhi College of SOcial work in Champran ,…"
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i AM fan of frontLINE SMS. I am using since 2006 with different way some time to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS , some time on education and sometime human rights.
Now I am exploring idea to convert this system into livelihood income generation plan. Where I will trained 100 ( girls from slum / rural area of Delhi and Bihar ). These girl will use SMS system to earn for there livelihood.
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Birednra graduated from Bihar National College (Patna University) and earned his Master Degree in Social Works from College of Social Work ( Nirmala Niketan) Mumbai University. He is a Professional Social Worker & NGO Consultant with 12 years of experience as a full time social worker engaged in community development. His areas of expertise include environmental programs, rights of the child campaigns, educational programs on child sexual abuse, HIV/AIDS education and LGBT issues.
Till the end of November 2009 he was working as a State Programme Manager with PRATHAM Council for Vulnerable Children. He is a founder of AASRA Charitable Trust (AASRA means hope and shelter.) The mission of AASRA is “Breaking Barriers, Building Community”. The organization advocates Universal Human Rights , the Rights of the Child, the UN Millennium Development Goals and focus on equality, fraternity and tolerance. It will combat sectarianism and discrimination because of caste, color, health status or sexuality.
From December 2003 till May 2004, he have travelled across India on a motorbike attempting to better understand social problem and cultural diversity of my country . During this journey he closely observed basic services on HIV/AIDS provided by the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) through the State AIDS Control Society. He visited 18 states of India and 30 Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centers covering altogether about 17000 kilometers.
In present he is serving full time as Founder President of AASRA for Community Transformation (ACT INDIA). In December 2009 he began his service as an Assistant Facilitator for Asia & Pacific at UCP-SARnet. He has also been elected as a Regional Coordinator of Asia & The Pacific at UN CSD for Major Group - Youth and Children and serves at the Student World Assembly as a Regional Representative. Birendra is coordinating the development of the Mahatma Gandhi College of Social Work in Bihar (India).
Building Social Networking and Income Generating Capacities
Of HIV Support Groups Using SMS Messaging
Our Africa Health team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is collaborating in a pilot project with an HIV Support Group in southern Malawi to build social networking and income generating capacities among women living with HIV. With a FrontlineSMS system in place, women living with HIV will be able to communicate with each other through SMS messaging between support group meetings. For HIV-infected women living in rural villages facing stigma and isolated from ready social support, the SMS network can be an important source for encouraging each other in dealing with illness, reminding each other to take medications, and communicating solidarity in difficult situations. In addition, SMS messaging among group members can facilitate their joint income generating activities. A Community Health Worker who facilitates the Support Group will run the system.
To support the cost of sending SMS messages our Africa Health team will provide basic equipment and funds for purchasing SIM cards for the women during initial months of the project. We will also provide modest start-up funding for income generating activities the HIV Support Group chooses to engage in to increase livelihood options for the women. By investing a portion of the profits from the income generating activities back into the HIV Support Group, we hope the SMS social network will become self-sustaining.
I am impressed with the fact that you do social work. I do have knowledge about software development and I would love to contribute towards the development of your project. I am busy with my Final year Project and Assignments this April but I will surely help. I can surely help after April. My email id is email@example.com. We can continue our conversation over there.