Since the mid-1990s, the number of people afflicted with HIV/AIDS and using drugs began trending upward in Nepal. Therefore, marginalised and stigmatised key populations of survivors of substance abuse, PLHIVs, IDUs, and vulnerable poor children and communities across the country face incredible difficulties to reintegrate back into society once rehabilitated.
Targeting at 120 male and female rehabilitation centre residents, the three-year project aims to assist members of the rehabilitation center in their social re-integration along with their substance abuse recovery.
The project focuses on behaviour change through growth in self-awareness, self-acceptance, responsibilities, diligence and ultimately respect of the selves, others, rules, limitations, and regulations. Table tennis may additionally support the re-integration with the families, friends, and community.
Target 3.5: Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.