Greetings for the new year!
I hope you have all had a super holiday season!
As we begin 2010, we count our blessings for the invaluable support we have from our dear friends, colleagues and partners -- including each one of you. We would also like to convey a special thank you to IKEA for its wonderful work to make a difference in the lives of truck drivers in India.
At the end of December, IKEA, CHP, APL logistics and Albatross conducted a workshop with truck drivers and allied community members in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. The workshop employed various interactive tools and methods to stimulate dialogue-based communication for HIV and STI risk reduction. In addition to an interpersonal communication session, the workshop presented a magnet theatre performance on truck driver-MSM issues. The performance was conducted by truck drivers and MSM community members themselves. In fact, the workshop was entirely led by trained community members. The workshop also employed various other entertainment education tools to generate HIV-related awareness and explore practical risk reduction techniques. A link to the workshop report (and its agenda) is attached here: http://chp.community.officelive.com/IKEA.aspx
At the end of the 3-hour workshop all participants were given certificates by IKEA to acknowledge their participation and contribution.
Thank you all again for your invaluable support and partnership.
We look forward to learning lots more from you this year!
With many thanks always,