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MYTRI

HRIDAY’S programs include scientific and user-friendly intervention resources to complement the program activities. The interactive program materials are carefully designed to meet the needs of the participants. Project MYTRI – Classroom Curriculum The MYTRI classroom curricula comprises of interactive classroom activities which aim to create awareness regarding issues related to tobacco use and impart advocacy skills to students to enable them to articulate their demands for a tobacco-free school, home and community. The MYTRI intervention material includes manuals for Teachers, Peer Leaders, handbooks for all students, school posters and parent postcards. Teachers and Peer Leaders were extensively trained to administer these activities in the classroom. Before implementation, all the intervention material was extensively pilot tested.

                      YEAR 1                          YEAR 2
Peer Leader Handbook Class 6 Peer Leader Handbook Classes 7 & 9
Teachers Handbook Class 6 Teachers Handbook Classes 7 & 9
Students Handbook Class 6 Students Handbook Classes 7 & 9
Peer Leader Handbook Class 8 School Posters
Teachers Handbook Class 8
Students Handbook Class 8
School Posters
Parent Postcards

Project ACTIVITY (Advancing Cessation of Tobacco In Vulnerable Indian Tobacco consuming Youth) - (2007-2011)

Project ACTIVITY (a community-based, cluster-randomized trial designed to test the efficacy of a comprehensive community-based intervention to prevent the onset of tobacco use and promote tobacco cessation among adolescents and young adults (10-19 years) residing in low socio economic status (SES) communities in Delhi, India. The study was conducted in collaboration with the University of Texas, U.S.A and funded by the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA.

The study included 14 slums composed of purposely built resettlement colonies and adjacent inhabitant-built Jhuggi Jhopris (JJs). Fourteen slum communities were matched and randomized to intervention (n=7 communities) and control (n=7 communities) groups. Communities in the intervention condition received a community-based, multi-component intervention implemented across two years (2009-2011). Communities in the control group received free eye and dental care services as a token of participation in the study. The two year intervention embraced comprehensive community-based, cost-effective, multiple strategies to promote prevention and cessation of tobacco use among youth. The intervention model was based on social cognitive theory to influence intra-personal and socio-environmental risk factors to prevent the onset of tobacco use and promote tobacco cessation. The four intervention strategies included: a) training workshops for research staff, youth peer leaders, adult community leaders and partner NGOs; b) community-based interactive activities and outreach programmes; c) community-based cessation camps; and d) enforcement of key provisions of the Tobacco Control Law in India.

Project ACTIVITY reached out to approximately 9000 adolescents, through multiple community-based interactive activities, tobacco cessation camps and outreach programs in an attempt to promote tobacco cessation amongst youth and adults residing in intervention communities. All activities were life-skills based to build skills among youth to be able to effectively prevent and reduce tobacco use among their peers in current and future times.

        YEAR 1                     YEAR 2
Comic Book Board Game
Manual – Peer Leaders Community Outreach Program – Pamphlet
Manual-Community Leaders Manual – NGOs
Project ACTIVITY – Pamphlet Manual – Community Leaders
Project ACTIVITY- An Introduction Manual – Peer Leaders
Situation Cards Tobacco Cessation – Pamphlet No.1
Sticker.pdf Tobacco Cessation – Pamphlet No.2
Tobacco Cessation Booklet