The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, est. 1994, is a New Delhi-based NGO working on HIV/AIDS and sexual health issues; through the years it has evolved to implement a holistic approach for combating HIV, involving prevention as well as treatment with focus on reaching out to marginalised populations infected or affected by HIV to help reduce stigma, improve health, and empower families. Naz also aims to sensitise the general population to the prevalence of HIV and to highlight issues related to sexuality and sexual health.
Naz India piloted Goal programme in 2006 with 69 girls in New Delhi, India and since than the programme has impacted more than 28’000 girls in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. The flagship ten months modality of Goal programme uses Netball as a medium to reach out to adolescent girls and delivers life skills education to enable them to take informed decisions and impart knowledge about health & hygiene, financial literacy, communication, rights and gender based violence.
The qualitative evaluation of the programme shows that the girls who engage in the programme are more confident, know about menstrual health and hygiene and the prevention of HIV and other sexual diseases, physically more active and enhanced their communications skills.
Additionally, the Goal participants have also played at the School, State and National level Netball tournaments.