World Aids Day 2014
Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur (SIBC) commemorated the WORLD AIDS DAY, a UN initiative, by organising a street play on ‘AIDS AWARENESS’ in a slum area of Chembur, Mumbai. The street play was an attempt to raise awareness among the illiterate poor people about this disease and to show support for people living with HIV. The play was scripted and directed by the SIBC members, Namrata & Yvette and enacted by the students of the Mahatma Night Degree College. The play focused on generating awareness on two key pillars – (1) Prevention for those who are not infected with the disease and (2) Care, support & treatment awareness for those who are suffering from the disease. The play demonstrated the various causes of spread of this disease and also various myths about it and promoted the need for extending love and support to the HIV patients without any fear.
The local people of the slums gathered enthusiastically to watch the street play and interacted with the Soroptimist members after the play. Most of them acknowledged that it was an ice-breaker among their families to feel open to talk about this disease and seek help and support to fight it.
The event was co-ordinated by SIBC members, Namrata Saxena & Yvette Lee