Buds of Christ Charitable Trust

Buds of Christ's vision is to "empower children and enable wellbeing" With the vision our mission is "to love, listen, learn and lead orphans and vulnerable children to live life positively and with dignity and be children of hope and courage to their peers and to their community"

Buds of Christ Charitable Trust
M 201 Kootapalli Housing Board Colony, Tiruchengode
Namakkal District, Tamilnadu 637214
India
+91 9840770722
http://www.budsofchrist.org

Management Team

Geetha Lakshmi, Femila Newton, Vijaya Lakshmi

Board of Directors

John Daniel Gnanavuyir, Mary Julie, Jeyapaul Sunder Singh, Geetha Lakshmi, Thanga R Thurai, Femila Newton

Project Leaders

Jeyapaul Sunder Singh

Mission

Buds of Christ's vision is to "empower children and enable wellbeing" With the vision our mission is "to love, listen, learn and lead orphans and vulnerable children to live life positively and with dignity and be children of hope and courage to their peers and to their community"

Programs

Our programs are primarily focussed on HEALTH, EDUCATION, ADVOCACY and LIVELIHOOD Health: We influence the care provided by adults and social conditions that the child lives so as to improve a child' health We do this by 1. Providing counseling for children, adolescents and youth 2. Forming support groups for children without parents and children living with HIV 3. Visiting the family of children living with and affected by HIV 4. Ensuring treatment and follow-up care for children living with HIV 5. Facilitating emergency support for medical care, travel cost and nutrition support for care takers and children Education: Buds of Christ encourages children to pursue their education to improve their condition We do this by 1. Providing Life Skills Education for young people on decision making, goal setting, problem solving, coping with emotions and handling peer pressure 2. Supporting to aid their schooling 3. Conducting spoken English and computer classes for young people from rural areas 4. Generating monetary support for 10th and 12th standard towards special tuitions and for books and guides Advocacy: Buds of Christ advocates for upholding the rights of children and encourages their active participation in articulating the issues that affect them. We do this by creating forums like: 1. Vetri Kootam represented by young people living with HIV who actively advocate on issues faced by them and their families at the district, state and national level. 2. Changemakers represented by young people in villages who advocate on issues around child abuse, health of young people and HIV prevention and care. Livelihood: Buds of Christ aims at making the families independent in fulfilling their basic needs. We do this by 1. Facilitating support through social security schemes for orphan children, widow pension scheme and old age pension scheme facilitated for deserving families (widow and grandparents headed families). 2. Forming special groups of young widows living with HIV and motivating to the to aiming towards economic independence 3. Helping parents and extended families access soft loans for establishment of small businesses.

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