Hill-tribes’ Mission Aid of India is a registered mission organization working among the backward classes (ST & SC) in India. Our mission is mainly working in the priority of Income Generation, Economic & Leadership development, sponsoring Bible Students and needy Children, Church planting and HIV/AIDs awareness program.
Our contact person Rev. John Zohminglien is veteran in the field of social work and Mrs. Lalhmangai Joute, M.A., M.Div. (Korea) has gone through training of mental health counseling at VIMHANS, Hospital, New Delhi and also working as a counselor for more than seven years in Doctor Without Border. She has a burden to care the backward groups of people in India and her surrounding countries. She will be fully responsible for proper implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of this project.
- Vision: To bring about a peaceful environment and mental health care by giving food, shelter, counseling and vocational training to drug users, alcoholics and commercial sex workers for longer and quality health to those who faced discrimination at home or in their villages.
- Aim: The project aims at the all round development and de-addiction of drug users, alcoholics and commercial sex workers by providing rehabilitation for their own livelihood and also giving Awareness and Prevention of AIDS & HIV.
- Objectives: To plan and implement appropriate activities such as Food & Shelter, Nutrition, Medical assistance, Mental Health, De-stigmatization, Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for their own livelihood by involving the inmates; teaching and giving them an adequate guidance, encouragement and education. The inmates will be engaged on HIV/AIDS awareness program as well through church and institutional visitation to the ignorant mass.
- The Need: Manipur state is the highest HIV infected state on record so far. As it is well known that HIV is transmitted by:
- Unprotected sexual intercourse with infected person (either heterosexual or homosexual)
- Transfusion of infected blood or blood products
- Infected mother to her baby during pregnancy, birth process and through breast – feeding
- Use of infected needles and instruments without sterilization or sharing of needles and syringes by HIV drug addicts.
A good number of drug users, alcoholics and commercial sex workers roaming around in our area who spread the most dreadful disease among the new generations for most of them faced discrimination at home or among the society. The need of this project can only be met with the help of an outside intervention financially. HMAI does not have any source of income of its own nor has any sponsor. The need is felt, and so it is taking the initiation to implement the project. Some of our members are working with PLWHAs and they suggested that a kind of such project is a must in our present day society. It is with a hope of outside help that HMAI is taking the initiative.