I returned a few weeks ago from Manipur after the first-of-its-kind youth and community festival was conducted in Manipur as part of the Knowledge FAN project in the north east.
The festival was attended by 300+ youth and communities from over 30 organisations across the two states. Key stakeholders including Dr. K. Pramodkumar, Project Director Manipur State AIDS Control Society, Mr. Ng. Nongyai, Honourable Member, Human Rights Commission, Mr. Sanajoaba, Deputy Director, Social Welfare Department, Advocate Hemanta, Lawyers Collective, L. Deepak, Manipur Positive Network, Mr. Sushil Huidrom, UNAIDS and other UN agencies, media and school- and college-going youth, among many others joined the festival. The programme was led, anchored and documented by youth and communities themselves.
I look forward to keeping you posted on developments with the next phases of the project and how many budding FAN's of Knowledge in NE are doing!
With kind regards,
About Knowledge FAN
KnowledgeFAN is a community-led knowledge initiative which engages vulnerable young people and communities at-risk of HIV (including IDU, MSM, sex workers and PLHIV) in the process of exchanging local knowledge about HIV, health and human rights.
Knowledge FAN was implemented with the support of the Embassy of Sweden and UNAIDS in the 2 high HIV prevalence north eastern states of Manipur and Nagaland. The Center for Human Progress (CHP) in Delhi, Care Foundation and Galaxy Club in Manipur and Kripa Foundation and Prodigals' Home in Nagaland were key implementing agencies of the Knowledge FAN initiative in the north east. Knowledge FAN engaged 22 partners (and sub-partners) spanning the 2 states in the north east.