India CCM Election - Kindly cast your first vote or Second vote to Dr.Rajesh Kumar,SPYM,Delhi
Greetings from EMPOWER INDIA.Kindly cast your First Vote or Second vote to Dr.Rajesh Kumar,SPYM,Delhi.
Society For The Promotion Of Youth And Masses
Name of the Representative: Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Brief profile of the Representative:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar has over 25 years experience working on Drug abuse Prevention, Treatment, Rehabilitation and HIV/AIDS. He has long experience in policy advocacy, networking and participatory approaches to development.
He is working as the Executive Director of SPYM, A national organization working in the area of health and socio-economic development.
Dr. Kumar has served as member CCM from 2007 till 2009. He is member of several TRGs of NACO and Secretary of two national networks of NGOs i.e. Indian Harm Reduction Network (IHRN) and Federation of Indian NGOS on Drug Abuse Prevention (FINGODAP).
He completed his M. Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Addiction Behavior and Social Situations.
He has been conferred with awards i.e. National Youth Award, given by the Prime Minister of India, in 1989 for contribution in the field of drug abuse prevention and National Leadership Award, given by the Finance Minister of India, in 2006
About the organisation:
SPYM was founded in 1984 by students of JNU in response to the growing problem of drug abuse. It is a national organization with a countrywide network working in the area of HIV prevention and Drug Abuse prevention, treatment & rehabilitation since the last 25 years. Its struggle for a National Drug policy and better resource mobilization for projects related to Drug, dates back to 1985 where SPYM stirred a movement to bring the rampant prevalence of drug abuse to the fore.
SPYM is the Secretary for two leading National networks of NGOs: Indian Harm Reduction Network (IHRN) and Federation for Indian NGOs working in the area of Drug Abuse Prevention (FINGODAP). It strongly advocates Convergence amongst various Ministries for addressing Drug and HIV concerns. It has constantly advocated at the highest level for the cause of community and NGO sector.
SPYM has been running Targeted Intervention Projects for IDUs, Sex workers and Truckers in different parts of Northern India. Further, it has been running NACO’s Link Worker Scheme in rural districts of North Eastern states. As a Technical Support Unit for the state of Punjab, it is providing guidance and handholding state TI NGOs. It has set up many de-addiction centres for vulnerable adults and children in key high prevalence states.
It is running Homeless Resource Centres in Delhi and 20 shelters for homeless population in Delhi itself, many of whom are alcohol & drug users, an extremely vulnerable population. It has established model shelters which are providing various services also to drug users, sex workers and their children on a priority basis such as:
- Bunker beds and laundry facilities
- Linkage with UIDAI for Aadhaar number & Opening of Bank Accounts
- Food arrangement
- Clean Toilets & bathing rooms
- Health check-up support including Counseling for drug and alcohol dependents
- Lockers for valuables
- TV, Radio and Indoor games for recreation
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