As per the latest figures, it is estimated about 200000 children are infected with HIV/AIDS in India. Andhra Pradesh has one of largest number of inhabitants of these children. Society is still to cope up with discrimination against providing their basic educational needs. Need of hour is to have qualitative schooling/learning related facilitation to these HIV children.
The problem faced is stigma and discrimination associated with HIV children regarding their education at schools in India. Still children with HIV/AIDS in India are being denied admissions into schools.The contribution in schooling needs will provide solution in this regard.The relatively high cost of schooling will be taken care with this support.
Presently, Medak district is divided into strategic locations. On those particular points, health camps are organized by DESIRE Society. Screening of HIV children starts at those locations. Based on socio-economic conditions they will be enrolled with us. Total 356 are identified of being positive status as well as need to take up challenge of providing them basic right to educational needs. It has component of; 1 Schooling Needs 2 Computer Learning Education
Long term impact can be visualized as follows: The "right to education" for HIV infected/affected children will be set agenda for this project in long term.They can attend the good schools in respective areas.It will strengthen their potential life span like any other normal child in community.It will be stigma free environment to grow in long run.