REPORT AUGUST 2014
We are in phase of transition when our children are enrolling in college. Out of 66 HIV infected / affected children , six of them have this transition from schooling to college level.After paasing out from 10 th standard they are admitted into different stream of subjects.
Further , we would like to share story of a newly admitted child and his condition of healthy stay within Hyderabad Care Home:
CASE STUDY OF M.SANDEEP
Name : M.Sandeep Father's name : Late Mr Sanjeev Mother's name : Vijaya D.O.B. : 16-07-2005 ART No. : Pre-ART Identification marks :A mole on the stomach ; A mole on the fore arm of left hand Address : Didigi (V), Zaheerabad (M), Medak (D) , Hyderabad HIV : Positive Summary: Sandeep was born to Mr.Sanjeev and Mrs.Vijaya. They belong to poor family &his father was a truck driver. His father has expired in 2011 by a road accident. After his death his mother came to know that he is a victim of HIV positive. Then she went to hospital for HIV test. Doctor declared that she was also a victim of HIV.Then she took her two children to hospital for the HIV test, then doctors declared that both children having HIV. She was unable to feed the children. Sandeep's mother came to know about the DESIRE society and she brought her son to our care home. Now Sandeep is very happy and healthy His mother used to visit our care home to know the status of the child. He will join in 3rd class in Bollaram Public School. Now he is in our DESIRE home school gearing up for schooling outside DESIRE campus.
DESIRE Society HIV CHILDREN PASSING OUT WITH FLYING COLORS FROM HIGH SCHOOLING
Bhujjama [16 yrs old HIV infected girl] has a opportunity to succeed with jubilant colors out of high school this year. The schooling basic need for this girl has platform of government [telegu medium studies] schools.
She has achieved good grades in spite of un-ability of any extra coaching for her. She has set an example for rest of children to have confidence of achieving these standards via intervention of GLOBAL GIVING support.She will be pursuing higher studies at present.With continuity of GLOBAL GIVING mediations , we will be arranging for rest of children at care home to proceed with private english medium education.
The HIV status has put them across with health-wise difficulties at times. But qualitative life pattern at DESIRE Society care home Hyderabad with help of GLOBAL GIVING support makes journey smooth for them. Hope this association fills in bright colors via giving them opportunity to lead a dignified life.
SUCCESS STORY OF LAKSHMI AT HYDERABAD CARE HOME
Baby Lakshmi hails from a small village where she used to live in a little hut along with her elder brother and sister. These siblings lost their parents due to AIDS and unfortunately baby Lakshmi was also infected with HIV during her birth. Though the elder siblings are non-reactive with HIV but they are helpless to extend their support to this little girl due to poverty and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. Later Lakshmi’s sister got married and left this baby with her brother. Now Lakshmi’s brother too is in the process of finding an alliance to get married. He left Lakshmi with their paternal grand-mother who believed is only the guardian to this baby. The reason behind leaving this girl at grandma’s place because her brother may not get an alliance in their community if he stays with her sister who is infected with HIV. But surroundings at grandma’s place had cursed baby and thus had lead baby in to more pathetic living circumstances. Her grand ma used to torture the baby saying, “Your mother had contracted with HIV in the community and then she had passed the virus to my son thus caused to their death” and they left you with me as a life time sad memory. I don’t want you staying with me…..go away….and live yourself. Theses unsupported circumstances left the baby with uncertain on her further survival. But when Lakshmi came to receive her monthly regular supplementary nutrition kit distributed by DESIRE Society, the organization had come to know her painful living situation and then DESIRE Society offered admission to this baby as an orphan at Institutional Care Home run by DESIRE. Hence the baby has got an opportunity of sharing her feelings, emotions and joys with her 65 more such inmates in Institutional Care Home at Hyderabad.
What DESIRE Society did for baby Lakshmi:
Since the girl was admitted on 19th June 2013, DESIRE Society has been rendering its best for the quality and extended life span for this baby. When Lakshmi was admitted she was malnourished, badly required medical attention as she was neglected by her family members. Her CD4 count was 200cells/micro L which was supposed to be at least 500. She was offered proper counseling, treatment and medicines for opportunistic infections (OIs) by our medical team. She is also able to receive round the clock health care and monitoring. Lakshmi was put on ART (Antiretroviral Treatment, a lifesaving drug) as her CD4 count was low. She is also required a balanced diet as ART has got more side effects. Exactly here DESIRE Society has put more attention on planned nutritional diet which truly helped this baby to continue drug adherence, thus lead baby to gain physical weight and height improvement. After these continuous efforts have put by DESIRE, now Lakshmi’s health condition is getting stable and heading progress. Now her CD4 count is raised to 759cells/micro L. Improved health condition has blessed this baby to resume her education. Now she is in 5th standard while attending a private school close by DESIRE care home. “I want to become a doctor when I grow up and wish to serve my village people” are the words of this innocent Lakshmi.
We at DESIRE Society hope baby Lakshmi should live long and may her dreams come true like a normal girl child.
Lakshmi is one among thousands of such children suffering with HIV/AIDS in India. DESIRE Society was born to support such children through providing comprehensive care with social security by reaching up to 800 children since 2005. The organization shall continue its sincere services to make lives of these children happy till they live.
Sincerely hoping helping hand of GLOBAL GIVING support for this noble cause continues....
Aslam , a 6 years old HIV boy , is associated with DESIRE Society from 2013 onwards. Parents of this boy are from poor socio – economic back ground .His younger sister , a 3 year old HIV girl is also accomodated in care home ,Ida. His HIV father is in last stages of HIV. His mother , being a HIV positive is given shelter as a care taker job.She is the only bread earner in family with job of care taker in DESIRE Society at present. After birth of both children , the father came to know of HIV status of entire family.Once the diagnosis is done , the government hospirtal staff has referred to us for this case.
From the time of admission this year , Aslam has improved upon his health status to betterment situation. The schooling for him is also on rolls.Contributions at GLOBAL GIVING level will reshape life span of many of such children in long run.
GLOBAL GIVING REPORT [April to June 2013]
The quarterly support [ April to June 2013] has yet again proved our strength of running the care home facility at Hyderabad.The number of HIV infected/affected orphan children has gone up to 63 at present.
The schooling facility provided to these HIV children has improved gradually.The ratio of outside private schooling vs in house schooling is increasing.Although spending has shoot up with this facilitation in outside schooling but net outcome is qualitative education.
To sum up, this quarter has shown long lasting impact of spending on their educational needs. The eldest girl, Rinkusha, has passed out high school with bright colors this academic year. The girl has lost both parents with HIV. Her maternal uncle with poor socio-economic status was unable to keep her and her positive younger brother.This has led them on streets and DESIRE Society has taken up challenge. At present , her dream of getting into professional stream will be persuaded with help of continued helping hand of “GLOBAL GIVING platform”.
Hopefully support generated via “ GlobalGiving level “ will keep on adding to their basic educational status in future too.
see rinkusha , girl with joy of passing high school in 2013
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