GIVE LIFE FOR 55 HIV CHILDREN IN TAMILNADU, INDIA (8640)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH:
GLOBAL GIVING – ONLINE DONATION
REPORT TITLE: EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TO CLHA
REPORT PERIOD: 01.7.12 TO 31.07.12
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT TO CLHA THRO GLOBAL GIVING
It is known by everyone of us since April 2011, along with the organization Global Giving we are serving for 55 CLHAs ( Child Live with HIV / AIDS) many welfare plans, care and support thro this online donation project. We are providing them counseling, Nutritional support, Educational support, ART (Anti Retro Viral Threapy) Transportation support. By these supports good changes are being occurred among CLHAs. We planned to provide educational support for these CLHAs in two phases according to the need of their school syllabus and Note books. At first we provided the educational support for some children and Derose centre, Thoothukudi on June 16th, 2012.
As a second phase on the of July issued the educational supports to the balance of the CLHAs at Kovilpatti Govt. Headquarters Hospital, Kovilpatti. Dr. Venkatesh Medical officer presided over this programme. Medical officer for integrated counseling and testing centre (ICTC) Dr. Alagesan also participated in the programme delivered some health tips issued the educational support such as school bags with Global Giving emblem, Note books, pens, pencils and geometry boxes. Also we issued them Nutritional flour. Doctors very much appreciated this nice welfare plans for CLHAs through Global Giving. They told u these welfare schemes should be continued. Their life skill will be developed children’s dropout will be decreased CLHAs will attain a good position. Govt. ICTC staff team also co-operated with us in this programme whole heartedly. CLHAs and their parents / Care takers also participated in a joyous manner. As we donated the educational support in the Govt. Head quarters Hospital. We strengthened the report been CLHAs, Govt. Doctors and ICTC staff team. In the next programme we donated not only the educational support but also.
Training on health: We offered the Health maintenance of the CLHAs to their parents / Care takers at Elanthapatti village, Ottapidaram Block for the pregnant women.
Training on PPTCT: We convened another programme for community at Ilampuvanam village, Kovilpatti Block. With the presence of Mrs. Shanthi, PPTCT (Prevention of Parent Child Transmission) counselor during last week of July. She insisted the PPTCT for pregnant women during the third month of their conception. The purpose of this training is to make the awareness about the PPTCT test to know their health condition and their child in the womb. If the mother is found with HIV infection we can take prevention action for the child in the womb not to be affected by the HIV infection. This training programme through Global Giving was much responsive and appreciable among the community.
REPORT TITLE: DISTRIBUTION OF EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES
REPORT PERIOD: 01.6.12 TO 30.06.12
Being united with the Organization “Global Giving”, We the “Chevaliar Roche Society” is doing the care and support work for 55 C.L.H.A (Children Live with HIV / AIDS) at Thoothukudi District. According to this we planned to distribute the educational material in two phases. As a first phase we planned to distribute educational materials for 36 C.L.H A. at Derose Centre, Thoothukudi. As a Second Phase at Kovilpatti Govt. Head Quarters Hospital we decided to distribute the same for 19 children.
According to this on 21.06.2012 as the first phase at Derose Centre, Thoothukudi educational materials such as school bag, Uniforms, Note books, Geometry box, Pen Pencil , Rubber, Sharpner and Scale etc for 36 C.L.H.A. Also we provided them nutrition flour. In this programme Thoothukudi district Social Welfare Officer Mr.Muthu Nayagam presided over the function Mr.Pandian Medical Officer, ART Centre, Thoothukudi District Medical College Hospital, Thirunangai Rangeela, President, Thoothukudi District HIV positive Net Work , Mr.Ganesan, Supervisor, District AIDS Control Society (Government of Tamilnadu) Thoothukudi district, AIDS control centre, Mr. Dharmar, Director, Vanavil society and Mr.Shanmugavel, Director, Abirami Society also participated in this function. Mrs.Muthu Nayagam, Thoothukudi District Social Welfare Officer talked about the protection of the A.I.D.S affected also she mentioned, “We have to bring out the talents of the children right now. We shall not make any obstacles in the education of the children”. Also she gave some suggestions to the children.
When Thirunangai Rangeela (President , District HIV Positive People Federation) talked, “If the AIDS affected children should give importance to ART Adherence. They will be healthy and they give importance to the Education” He also appreciated about the Travel many given by Global Giving to HIV affected children for ART occurance. Also he mentioned “Because of this children are able to come to the ART Centre without any hesitance. So the CD4 of the children has increased. By the result of this opportunity infection has reduced. Mr.Ganesan, supervisor Thoothukudi district AIDS control centre offered same suggestions to the children. Also he mentioned “Not only from the Govt. but also
from the Global Giving Love and care being offered to the children are essential”. This function was a good encouragement to the children to get the educational materials. But also the children were able to have the contact with these Govt. officials continually.
LIFE SKILL TRAINING TO C.L.H.A
The life skill Training for C.L.H.A was offered at Derose with the help of Global Giving on 13.06.2012. Even though we donate the nutrition, and provide counseling their depression should be decreased and skills should be developed. Therefore, we arranged the Life skill Training to the C.L.H.A children participated very eagerly in this programme. Mrs.Sumathi, Trainer, HIV infected offered this training to the C.L.H.A. In this programme children introduced themselves with each other. Through this incident their memory power was encouraged the children were trained for new games. Children shared their special talents to others also. In this programme it was emphasized that the children should not be dropped out in Education Maintaining the self health was emphasized. In this Training Programme both ART taking children and who are not taking ART also participated. To them the Awareness about the ART Adherence was emphasized. Health related suggestions such as taking the hot food and boiled water were offered. Some ART taking children explained about their experience health improvement being offered by them to their parents about Regular ART taking in time. Some children are reminding their parents about taking ART. Other participated children also understood the necessity of the ART elder children named Thanam & Essakimuthu organized some games. Children with the care take us also understood the importance of the regular ART and Self care in this Training Programme children revealed their skills and the other skills were also encouraged. Totally it was an useful programme for the children.
REPORT TITLE: TRAINING ON HIV PREVENTION
REPORT PERIOD: 01.5.12 TO 31.05.12
TRAINING ON HIV PREVENTION
Even though HIV is controlled in many places, it is still spreading in the village areas. Because they have no enough awareness even though the village people have the HIV awareness, they have no enough ability to bring the same into action. Therefore we felt that HIV awareness is essential for them. Hence we provided HIV awareness to the women in two places. In both of these places daily wages men workers, truckers and migrants are numbers in number. Dates of the programme and details of the training on HIV prevention are as follows.
S.no Date Name of the Place No. of participants Trainer
1. 09.5.12 Kamaraj Nagar 26 Mr.Ramachandran
2. 24.05.12 Levinjipuram 21 Mr.Ramachandran & Jose Mary
The above said two training programmes were organized by our Global Giving HIV programme co ordinator. In this training programme importance of HIV awareness & HIV ICTCT test (Integrated counseling testing centre) condom usage ere explained.
HOME CARE TRAINING TO FAA (FAMILY AFFECTED BY AIDS):
Global Giving and Chevaliar Roche Society jointly do many care and services for the HIV infected children like our care & services of ourselves, the infected children's family members care and service are also essential. Along with these children some HIV infected are also living.
HIV infected parents who live with their infected children feel weak and they are in the situation not to look after themselves and also there is no chance for them to care and serve for their children. Therefore we had then plan to provide the training for the HIV affected family members of the HIV infected children.
Therefore we arranged a training programme on 22.05.12 at the community centre, In this training programme HIV affected family members. In this programme mostly the care takers of the infected children participated. Our project co ordinator Mr.V.Ramachandran and village Health Nurse (VHN) Mrs. Mercy offered the training to the participants of the programme. In this programme following suggestions were given:
- At first HIV spreading methods and methods of non spreading were explained to the family members by us.
- In order to increase the CD4 of the children we must give them nutritional support such as minerals, vitamins, proteins etc, through vegetables and green leaves.
- We must protect them carefully not to be affected with OI (Opportunistic Infection)
- Being avoided the buying medicines from the pharmacy
- Home made medicines should be given to the infected children
- ART adherence should be done regularly with the followup
- We must be kind enough to the infected children
- Infected children must be kept up clean. We must give the boiled and cooled water should be given to the HIV infected children.
- Children should not be neglected; if they are neglected they would be depressed. So these children should not be separated from other children.
Being centered the above points we offered the training to the participants of this training programme.
REPORT TITLE: MAINTENANCE OF DENTAL CARE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
REPORT PERIOD: 01.4.12 TO 30.04.12
Through Global Giving we from Chevaliar Roche Society we are serving for the development of the CLHA. During this occasion when we consider their need and care it was found out it was necessary to take steps to look after their dental care.
CLHA were getting some treatments for their health improvement. But they had no enough idea about dental care and cleaning of teeth in a proper manner. Most of the children had the bacterial infection in their teeth and tooth pain.
Therefore we arranged a dental camp at Derose centre on 03.04.12, 4.04.12. In this camp two dentist named Dr.Arun Dominic & Dr.Vijay participated. In this camp 36 HIV / AIDS infected children attended. Dr.Vijay have enough ideas about the dental care and awareness with the help of power point presentation. It was clear and easy to be understood by the children participated. He also explained the brushing method of tooth with a visual presentation. Along with him Dr.Arun Dominic have the explanation of brushing the teeth in upper and lower jaws. Children also asked some questions to the doctors about their dental problems. They answered patiently the questions of the children kindly. The doctors also described about the variety of the tooth paste and tooth brushes. Really it was a necessary and good programme for the children. Through this programme we emphasized about the dental care and maintenance to the children also it encourages the children to take care about their teeth and for the proper activities towards that.
Name : Abishek
Age : 11 years
Address : C/o. Mr. Muthukaruppaiah
173/2, First street, Valluvar Nagar, Kovilpatti.
My name is Abishek My fathers name is Mani. Our native place is Sivakasi. My father is an auto drivers. I have two elder brothers. Now I am 11 years old and accomplishing 6th standard towards 7th standard. My mother passed away when I was 3 years old. Now I am growing at my grand father’s house. My two elder brothers are living with my father at another town.
Once in three months my father would come to our grand father’s house to see me. My elder brothers don’t come to see me they forgot even they have an younger brother. The reason for this is that I have been infected with HIV. They are not infected with HIV. When I see my friends who are playing and living with their brothers, really it is sad to me. Therefore even I am unable to play with other children happily. Our grand father and grand mother are very much fond of me. My grant father is working for daily wages. Hence with his small amount of income, it is very hard for him to maintain the family once in two months my grand father take me to the ART centre at Tirunelveli. The doctors there diagnosed me and found my CD4 is very low. Hence he suggested my grand father to feed me with good nutrition. He also advised me to take the ART of CD4 is not increased. My grand father and grand mother are in poor condition. They are unable to feed me with nutrition. Before 6 months through the Global Giving project workers from Chevaliar Roche Society came and they are providing me nutritional support. Regularly they are visiting me every month at our 3home and follow up properly. Hence I feel satisfied in my mind. Now the doctor has checked and found the CD4 has increased for me and he said the ART is not necessary for me. Hence I am thankful for Global Giving and Chevaliar Roche Society.
HIV PREVENTION FOR SHG ANIMATORS
HIV is prevalently found every where and it infects anybody easily at any time if they are not careful. Mostlt women are infected by their husbands. We arranged a HIV prevention meeting at Levinchipuram area, Thoothukudi because most of the lorry & Truck drivers daily wage saltpan labourers are living here. That is why we preferred to have the training programme of HIV / AIDS prevention for SHG women group animators and representatives at Levinjipuram area. In this training programme 22 animators and representatives from levinjipuram participated eagerly. Mrs. Banu HIV / AIDS prevention counselor, Thoothukudi offered this training. She offered the training on spreading method of HIV, Non spreading method of HIV and prevention methods. Also she emphasized about having the test of PPTCT and VCTC (HIV Test) through these tests everybody can know about himself or herself. If they are found affected with HIV, they can take steps to avoid the AIDS disease. If it is not so they can take HIV prevention methods. During this programme we issued the HIV prevention free hand bills to the participants. All animators and representatives participated in this programme felt satisfied about this training and awareness of HIV / AIDS.
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REPORT TITLE: CIA GET TOGETHER
25.01.12 TO 26.03.12
GET TOGETHER (OUT DOOR)
Through this get together we gather children from various places, we arranged an excursion for them. As well these children were able to gather to gether we took them to Rajaji Park, (corporation fun park) Thoothukudi. Really it was a good opportunity for these children not only to have a happy Picnic but also it was a nice trip to decrease their depression. As their depression was decreased much they all were found very happy. They also shared their experience mutually with others. They sat in a circle form and performed singing, dancing etc. very gladly.
Some activity children encouraged the other children who are found dull. Really it was a good experience for the children because some group up children caught the hands of small children and affectionately encouraged them to play and move with them without any hesitation. They utilized all the sports materials with much interest and gladness.
GET TOGETHER (INDOOR)
All theses children were guided to the positive Network Federation Head Office and lunch was provided to them.
The Global Giving Aided Project Manager Mr.Ramachandren provided them Training on continual Education. Because some children were weak and dropout from schools therefore they were encouraged by saying the necessity of Education. As it was a children get together programme and accomplished with an exposure visit. We were able to view their inspiration and enlightenment of their faces and development of their mental attitude.
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