Across three phases of the Life Enrichment programme so far, we have been refining the programme to ensure our key objectives are being met.
In 2010, Phase 2 was independently evaluated by the Population Council, New Delhi, against a control group which was not participating. Combined with our own findings we have been able to continuously measure and adjust our actions and inputs to postively affect the programme's outcomes.
Punj Lloyd Life Enrichment Programme
- HIV awareness through street plays, workshops, trainings, video shows, puppet shows and quizzes.
- HIV counseling and testing.
- Condom demonstration and distribution.
- Safe sex education.
- Safety training.
- Training in first aid.
- Group communication about disease causes and prevention.
- Mobile health clinics for general health, dental care, and disease treatment.
- Awareness camps on oral health care, tuberculosis, and swine flu.
- Voluntary blood testing facilities.
- Cleaning of labour colonies, fumigation, sampling of drinking water and food testing at regular intervals
- Recreational activities like volleyball, cricket, carom and badminton
- Celebration of National Safety Day, AIDS Day, TB Day and Oral Health Care Day at all sites
- Management involvement, peer-to-peer communications, increased on-site dialogue.
- Significantly increased awareness about HIV and understanding of its transmission and prevention*
- Increased comfort level in discussing issues related to HIV.*
- Increased condom usage and safe sex practices.*
- Increased voluntary HIV testing.*
- Reduced rates of STI-related symptoms.*
- Increased awareness of necessary safety measures.*
- Reduction in reports of minor and major accidents.*
- Increased awareness about diseases like HIV/AIDS, STDs, Malaria, Dengue, Water Borne disease, TB etc.
- Reduction in the incidence of workers falling ill.*
- Reduction in self spending on medical treatment.
- Decreased reporting of water borne diseases, malaria and dengue.*
- Feeling of well being among workers, relaxation and camaraderie.
- Increased awareness of these issues and commitment on part of management and workers to sustain the initiative.
- Workers report significantly improved relationships with supervisors and management.*
* Results as recorded by the Population Council, New Delhi, in an independent evaluation titled 'A Worksite HIV Prevention Intervention Initiative, 2009-2010'