Awareness for Rural Adolescents

HIV/AIDS Awareness for Rural Adolescents

HIV/AIDS Awareness for Rural Adolescents, (HARA) was started in December 2008 with the aim of spreading awareness about HIV/AIDS in areas where people were afraid to talk about the disease. HARA has empowered young women to become teachers for their society.

In the first phase of the project, female youth leaders are made aware of the disease and trained to easily impart this information.

One such workshop was conducted for 12 youth leaders from five states of India at the Art of Living International Center in Bangalore, December 20-21, 2008. As a result of the training, in less than 30 days, three female youth leaders (all in their early 20s) reached out and conducted seminars with 945 rural women in the Cuddappah district of Andhra Pradesh.