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"
Nov 5, 2014

Buds Vocational Open School making difference in the lives of school dropouts

It’s a humble beginning, but it really meets the crucial needs of orphaned children dropped out from school due to failure in exams. Started from the month of June 2014, Buds Vocational Open School (BVOS) has inspired and motivated young minds to set higher goals for their life. Now the children are able to understand that failure is not the end of their life’s destiny but that same failure can become a beginning point for a new ambition in life.

Elamurugan,15 years, orphan and living with life long illness has joined Buds Vocational Open school. Though he was doing his 10th standard this year, he found the lessons too pressurising and stopped attending school. As we found young people who have dropped out of school taking very risky decisions, Elamurugan was given an option to attend Buds Open school. For the last 2 months, he has been attending the school. Special coaching is given by the tutors in the subjects along with support and motivation from other senior adolescents who have passed out and joined college, so that he can get back to the mainstream next year.

BVOS objective is to empower orphan children like Elamurugan who have shown low proficiency in normal stream of education which causes low self esteem. BVOS addresses this issue thorugh participatory and practical based alternate form of education. Your support and donation to this school is much valued and we strive to provide the best individual care and mentorship to orphan children thereby empowering them to live life with dignity.

Oct 14, 2014

Commemorating International Day of Girl Child on October 11th at Buds of Christ

The International day of the girl child stood it’s purpose, when Preetha, 15 years stood boldly and spoke about the state of rights ensured for girl child at the commemoration of the event with young girls and their care takers at BoC Children’s Center, Tiruchengode on 11th October 2014.

The event started with Ms. Gomathy, 17 year old emerging Buds Leader, shared the purpose why the day has been observed to the rest of the girls. She explained that the observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. She shared the issues of access for girls in the context of orphan girls and HIV and AIDS.

The main highlight was the presentation prepared by Preetha and her mother on the status of young girl of a widowed mother living with HIV. In her presentation it was vivid the attitudinal change that happened in her mother from the thought of getting her daughter married at an early age to ensure right to education for her two daughters. The other point was a to have a society that puts a stop to early marriages for girls, ends violence and abuse against young girls, provides opportunities for higher education and protection of girl’s rights.

The day ended with the other participants sharing their experiences of how this day they were able to reflect the status of young girls around them.The care takers expressed that they have been reaffirmed on  their commitment of girl child education and protection of their rights.

Oct 14, 2014

Celebrating Birthday and Cake cutting makes Hospital more child-friendly

Kavi (10 years) and her sibling brother (13 years) went out of the hospital with a cheerful heart. It was Kavi’s birthday and she and her brother had come to collect their monthly medicines ART, at Government Hospital.

As part of the Little Stars group at the hospital, they attended today’s session on personal hygiene. After actively participating in the session, Kavi was one of the two who enjoyed the sweet surprise of cutting birthday cake at the hospital. Kavi expressed “Today is the most happiest day in my life, because it has been the first time experience in my life in cutting the cake”. Kavi and her brother lost both their parents to AIDS when they were very small.

The Little Stars Support Group Meeting is part of Buds of Christ initiative in partnership with health department of Govt in helping children living with HIV, be comfortable in accessing the hospital and making it more child friendly; and the birthday cake cutting was initiated and supported by the staff of the ART center.

Buds of Christ’s reason for existence is to empower children affected by HIV and AIDS to live life with dignity and support them to emerge as children of hope of courage to their peers.

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