Children  India Project #17047

Empowering 50 HIV+ kids in India through education

by Manavya


Manavya aims at offering a helping hand to socially neglected 57 HIV+ children deprived of their right to become independent contributors in society by teaching English and Computer skills. Support this project that can transform 57 HIV+ children from being viewed as a liability to being celebrated as an asset. Manavya empowers these children to break free from the clutches of poverty and stigma by providing a place to live until adulthood and by supporting their education and healthcare.

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Manavya has nurtured HIV+ orphans since 1997. As medicines become effective in suppressing HIV, the survival rate of these children has improved considerably. Now the challenge has shifted from keeping the kids alive to equipping them with life skills to thrive and be successful in society. This project will help empower 57 HIV+ kids from the age of 7-18 in Bhugaon near Pune through English and computer literacy.


This project at Manavya will focus on upgrading the educational and vocational facilities provided to the HIV+ kids. In order to become independent contributors, the kids will receive English and computer literacy training. With many potential job opportunities in the service sector of the Indian economy, the proficiency in English language and Computer skills will help kids to compete for these opportunities as they turn 18 and leave the protective environment offered by Manavya.

Long-Term Impact

Manavya is an organization dedicated to protect and help HIV positive orphans in Pune. Today Manavya's purpose is to help these children realize their dreams of becoming independent and leading normal lives. This project will educate 57 children and help them become contributing members of society, serving as a reminder that HIV can be overcome and they can live a dignified life. Manavya sees a future when these kids are celebrated as role models for people living with HIV.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information


Location: Pune, Maharashtra - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Shirish Lawate
President Manavya
Pune, Maharashtra India
$22,371 raised of $25,000 goal
273 donations
$2,629 to go
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