Trustee Amala Akkineni said they embarked on the project following the good feedback from a Telugu CD prepared in 2011. Sorcar said through in-depth research and intensive localization, the NGO creates state-of-the-art HIV education materials and makes them available for free and accessible to those who need them most.
She said the initiative would go a long way in promoting awareness among school children as the teachers feel shy to discuss the subject. "We are humbled that this initiative has the support of the most iconic cultural figures of India who have donated their voices and personalities to this movement," she said.
C. Partha Sarathi, former project director of Andhra State AIDS Control Society, said the response to the TeachAIDS software created earlier was spectacular and filled a learning gap among children which was missing. Telangana's Information Technology Secretary Jayesh Ranjan said the content would be shown at Digital Telangana kiosks coming up across the state.
Spun out of Stanford University, TeachAIDS (www.teachaids.org) is a nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software solving numerous persistent problems in HIV and AIDS prevention around the world.