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Vision:- 'BLOSSOMING OF POWER IN EVERY INDIVIDUAL' TO REINFORCE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT' MISSION :- " To facilitate a process where marginalised groups, particularly Women and Children have improved quality of life by working in partnership with other development factors, with a rights perspective in the areas of Art, Culture and Human Development"
Jan 24, 2013

Assisting HIV/AIDS Affected Children, Kencheepuram

the day old calf with watchful mother.
the day old calf with watchful mother.

We are assisting 5 PLHA children in Kancheepuram near Chennai. Divakar, Surendar, Shneha, Malakvizhi and Semparuthu. At 2 years old Divakar's mother became pregnant and received a blood test. She was found to be PLHA, then Divakar and her father were tested and both found to be positive too. Divakar is currently ill regularly, suffering from vomiting and fevers 3 or 4 days a week. She has recently been diagnosed with TB as well. She is lucky enough to still be able to live with her parents but her diet would not normally be sufficient to give her an acceptable standard of life. With your help we are able to provide her with eggs, milk and fruit, vital parts of an effective defense against TB. Alongside the medicine (given free by the Tamil Nadu state ) and vounteers that ensure it is propery taken Divakar has a chance to lead a more normal life and goto school alongside more fortunate children.

 

At the Daysprings Home outside Virudhunagar we've just had a new calf born into this world with another set to appear i the next few days. Both mother and calf are healthy and we all welcome a new arrival to the farm.

Oct 26, 2012

TB Prevention & Control by Educlowns

The present report for GlobalGiving narrates about the “Awareness Campaign “ conducted to effect Behavioural Change among the children in the remote villages. As a result and at the end of the Campaign , a ‘Children Support Group’ was formed to carry out the follow up works sustainably. This group was linked with our existing Women self-help groups and the “BUDS network centre”. Now the TB eradication and control activities among children will be supplementary and complimentary to each other. Our Campaign is an innovative Theatre performance included with a ‘Group Media Session’ conducted as an Interactive discussion with the Child Audience. Facts, figures and current informations on TB/DOTS are disseminated. All the myths and misconceptions about TB, stigma and Discrimination are made clear. Our Edu-Clowns Strategy is a unique Theatre performance which allows the audience to come to a consensus and arrive at a final decision for the problem posed in the drama.

20  Edu- Clowns Campaign was conducted and 20 children support groups were formed to continue with Child Referal and Linkages for TB Diagnosis and Treatment. The outcome of these campaigns helped us to identify 5 children with TB symptoms. These children will now be enrolled in our GlobalGiving Project for care and nutrition programme. These 5 children will be monitored by our Outreach Workers who will appoint DOTS provider in their respective villages and supervise their development in their treatment. Since these innovative programmes prove to be successful in tracking the children with TB, we plan to expand and conduct more campaigns to reach out the unreached children with TB.

We thank our various donors who continue to donate to this much-wanted project in this region. We also request you to increase the donations to serve more children with TB and prevent TB among children.

Jul 24, 2012

Additional TB Children get much needed Support

Children eat apple
Children eat apple

Blossom  has now continue to providing Nutrients such as Eggs, Milk ,Greens to the TB  Infected children in our Dayspring home. It raised  our children’s  immunity power because of the nutritious food supplied to them at our Dayspring Home and in the villages.

Maintaining at least the recommended daily allowance for all of the essential vitamins and minerals is another important goal for young patients with TB. The specific levels of nutrients needed depend on the age and sex of the child, so we consulted  a doctor and a dietitian about the appropriate foods and amounts to feed the child. Nutrients of particular concern include zinc, selenium, iron, copper and vitamins A, C, D and E, because these may impact immune system functioning and help fight off the invading bacteria. Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, seafood and flaxseeds, and sufficient cholesterol,  also improved the outcome for young TB patients. Children with low levels of any of these nutrients were need to take supplements to boost their levels during treatment for TB. Hence we are taking strenuous effort to maintain the same.


Diet tips followed by TB Children in our area:-

Apple :  Apples was beneficial for TB children of' T.B. It was  useful for intestines, liver and brain.

Grapes : All ate grapes for food for the cure of T.B.

Coconut : Eating 25 gms. of fresh or ground coconut kills the germs of T.B. and provided strength to the lungs.

Cloves : Cloves were an effective cure for T.B.

Carrots : Taking carrot juice is helpful in T.B. It contains nutrients in a balanced form.

Maize : At early stages of T.B. our TB children ate maize flour rotis.

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So we need to give our children Nutrition food , hence those who are helping  our TB affected children, please continue to help and save our children from TB. 

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