‘Act Aware’ Music Show, 2010

NARRATIVE REPORT

Introduction:

HIV/AIDS prevalence is low in the Maldives, however, many research studies show that high risk behaviors such as drug use, low condom use, commercial sex, men having sex with men, sexual violence are all present especially among young people.

This project aims to advocate for a HIV/AIDS and STI free future generation through implementation of comprehensive evidence based prevention strategies, responsible sexual behavior, including use of condoms, evidence based and skilled youth specific HIV education mass media interventions and the provision of youth friendly health services.

Many youth are reluctant to gain information on SRH through formal means (clinics, forums or sessions). As the primary objective of this project is to reach to a large population of youth, hosting a  music show with an embedded theme would create an environment where youth will be able to gain information on HIV/AIDS through a more youth friendly setting , since Youth is an important target audience for HIV prevention in the Maldives and in addition, youth culture is shared to a large extent, so the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of today’s youth about HIV risk and behavior would in-turn make a difference to the society . This event in turn would enable us to pave way and break the existing communication gap between the youth and the organization, ensuring to build relationship between the youth groups, promote and direct them to proper SRH services.

Description of the event:

This show was organized by SHE in support of UNFPA to increase awareness among the youth population on HIV/AID by means of a youth friendly approach. Since the date of the event was planned to be held during the month of December, the music show was held in conjunction with World AIDS Day.

 “Act Aware” music show was held on the 9th of December 2010, at artificial beach. The show began at 9.30 and was hosted by a youth volunteer of SHE and a popular host from Youth TV.

During the show messages were continuously displayed on the screen, as well as video and audio clips advocate on HIV and STIs prevention.

Activities

1.      Band Performances

A total of 3 bands performed during the show; Traphic Jam, Dhamaanu Boduberu and 1 Knight Stand. These are the most popular bands in Maldives today.

During the performances, different band members conveyed messages on HIV /AIDS/ STI’s to the audience.

2.     Launching of theme song

A song was composed specially for this show and this year’s World AIDS Day 2010 by the band Traphic Jam. The first live performance of this song was done during the show.

The name of the song is “Hurahakun Fudhaalama” which means to use condoms to protect oneself from HIV /STI.

This song will also be sent to different media sources (TV/Radio), so that it can be broadcasted.

3.      Drama performances

A group of youth volunteers from Youth Health Café (YHC) performed skits on HIV/ AIDS.

These skits highlighted on the following points.

  • For safe sex, Use condoms
  • Condoms prevents STI’s
  • Avoid multiple partners
  • Sharing needles can spread HIV

4.      Voice of Youth

Information on HIV/AIDS was given to the audience by one of the youth volunteers of SHE.

This part of the show was conducted with interaction with the audience. Questions were asked to which the audience gave answers. If they were incorrect, the right answers were given by the youth volunteer.

Information on Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) was also provided, such as the importance of oneself getting tested and window period.  VCTC at SHE was also highlighted during this part.

Evaluation of the event:

Following are the points that were noted:

  • All activities succeeded in meeting the event objectives.
  • The organizing team worked well together, although this was the first of a series of the upcoming event.
  • The turn-up of youth exceeded over the estimated target number of 200-300
  • Support from stakeholders from beginning to end of the event

Constraints:

  • Duration of the project confirmation & delivery was too short, hence difficult to get time consuming things like leaflets and posters on time
  • The video for the theme song was not produced on time.
  • Difficulty in gaining approval from government offices as there was a great delay.
  • Since November month had many holidays there was difficulty in coordinating with other offices.
  • Display of advertisement posters was not done accordingly as many houses / places would not give permission to display the posters.

Recommendations

  • Sponsors must be sought before hand
  • Items such as printing of leaflets and production of videos that take more time must be handover beforehand.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

No

Detail

Estimated Budget (MRF)

Actual (MRF)

Variance (MRF)

Reasons for Variance

SHE

IPPF

UNFPA

1

Production of video clip and theme song

12,750.00

4,750.00

00.00

12,750.00

-4750.00

Budget not adequate for video  production and song composition

2

Designing of information leaflets, posters and flyers

19,125.00

1,201.00

00.00

19,125.00

-1201.00

3

Music Show (Site decoration, sound , light and stage setup included)

44,625.00

5,750.00

00.00

44,625.00

-5750.00

4

Advance amount
  • Video coverage by HUB company

12,750.00

2,750.00

00.00

12,750.00

-2750.00

5

Miscellaneous Expenses

00.00

00.00

00.00

  • Poster display

00.00

1,500.00

00.00

00.00

-1500.00

  • Hard paper for invitation cards

00.00

80.00

00.00

00.00

-80.00

  • Printing of cards

00.00

100.00

00.00

00.00

-100.00

  • Printing of Logo on sticker paper (Tshirt)

00.00

550.00

00.00

00.00

-550.00

  • plain T.shirts (White)

00.00

1,250.00

00.00

00.00

-1,250.00

  • Balloons (Semi Tone)

00.00

160.00

00.00

00.00

-160.00

  • Balloons (Round 1)

00.00

675.00

00.00

00.00

-675.00

  • Balloons

00.00

500.00

00.00

00.00

-500.00

  • Wool

00.00

40.00

00.00

00.00

-40.00

  • Kanvaaru (large)

00.00

20.00

00.00

00.00

-20.00

  • kanvaaru and Barani

00.00

16.00

00.00

00.00

-16.00

  • Drinks for band members

00.00

1,141.20

00.00

00.00

-1,141.20

  • Tea for volunteers

00.00

86.00

00.00

00.00

-86.00

  • Food for Staff

00.00

232.00

00.00

00.00

-232.00

  • Taxi (video check to and from Visual Media)

00.00

40.00

00.00

00.00

-40.00

  • Taxi (to and from havaasaa chaap)

00.00

40.00

00.00

00.00

-40.00

  • Taxi from SHE to Artificial beach (With Pick and materials)

00.00

20.00

00.00

00.00

-20.00

  • Taxi from Artificial beach to SHE to artificial beach (to pick up video spot)

00.00

40.00

00.00

00.00

-40.00

  • Pick up fare (from SHE to Artificial beach with materials)

00.00

40.00

00.00

00.00

-40.00

  • Pick up fare (From Artificial beach to SHE with materials)

00.00

50.00

00.00

00.00

-50.00

  • Pick up fare (transfer of traphic Jam band materials to artificial beach)

00.00

70.00

00.00

00.00

-70.00

  • Pick up fare (transfer of traphic Jam band materials from Artificial beach)

00.00

100.00

00.00

00.00

-100.00

  • Dustbin Bags

00.00

20.00

00.00

00.00

-20.00

6

Tent  with chairs and tables

00.00

1180.00

00.00

00.00

-1180.00

7

Electricity charges by STELCO

00.00

2595.78

00.00

00.00

-2595.78

8

Show Live by DhiTV

00.00

10,000.00

00.00

00.00

-10,000.00

TOTAL

89250

34,996.98

00.00

89,250.00

-34996.00

 

 

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