Outloud is a youth initiative, which aims to intervene healthy behavior pattern of 700 mobile transportation workers of different routes of 15 different districts of Nepal. Targeted transportation workers will receive training and will in turn become advocates of safe sex and HIV stigma reduction, affecting thousands of people in Nepal.
The project is designed with two aspects that will incorporate components of behavioral change communications and mass awareness. In the component of behavioral change communications, a specific manual will be developed to train 700 mobile transportation workers of 15 different districts. The 1.5 hours of manual for three days will comprise yoga, focused group discussions and information hub that will be executed on feasible time for transportation workers. In BCC section, project ensures of having the workers in access to yoga, information, condoms and all the supportive services, which enables them to have safer sex and reducing the stigma of HIV and AIDS.
In the component of mass awareness, trained mobile transportation workers will be sensitized for the creation and composition of Dohori song about reducing the stigma of HIV and AIDS. Dohori is a Nepali folk music composing of male and female singer that consists of quick and witty poetry. This dohori song will be based on facts, causes and prevention on HIV and AIDS. The song will also be played in public transportation of Kathmandu Valley making aware about HIV and AIDS for more than 94,900 commuters per year.