Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans

by HOPE foundation
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Healthcare to HIV/AIDS Infected Orphans
Mamta learning to stitch
Mamta learning to stitch

Mamta is an 18 year old HIV+ positive girl. She came to the Arias Home of HOPE when she was just 8 years old. She lost her parents to HIV/AIDS and her grandmother was the sole care taker however due to old age, she was unable to take care of Mamta and thus left her at Arias HOME in 2010. Since then, Mamta has been living in the home. She could not complete her X Std. as she was unable to cope with her studies. Consumption of ART medications impacted her capacity to retain information of subject studied, thus in spite of repeated attempts, she was unable to complete her board exams and studies.

HOPE foundation works towards building the skills of every child and thus encourages them to learn some or the other skill building course of their interest that would help them earn a descent livelihood once they are rehabilitated back into the community.

Since Mamtha could not study further, she was enrolled for tailoring/sewing courses. Mamtha has a liking towards stitching and sewing and instantly picked up this skill. She is attending online training on learning how to stitch and sew.

We are very happy and full of gratitude for your ongoing support that’s helps HOPE foundation to help build the lives of children who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

Mamta in action of what she has learnt
Mamta in action of what she has learnt
The final product
The final product
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This quarter, we bring update from all the orphanages run/supported by HOPE foundation;   Arias Home of HOPE, Acharapakkam,   Divya orphanage, Trichy & Community Care Centre of HOPE, Tirunelveli.

The school was briefly opened only for 9th to 12th std.,  and college students from  Jan to March 2021 While 18 children attended these direct classes,  all the other children were attending the online classes relayed through Kalvi Channel.

On the other hand volunteers were engaging the children virtually and teaching them  dance, spoken English, painting, computers, craft work etc.,  Children from AHH & Divya Orphanage are spending time every day gardening.  They are learning to nurture and care for various                 plants and trees in the orphanage premises.   

All of the children are provided with nutritionally balanced meals regularly.  Children who are infected with HIV+ve went for their regular medical check-up in the hospital and all of them are healthy. 

The staffs of Homes have been taking care of all the 70+ children 24*7 very committedly and devotedly.  The children are provided with nutritious food, emotional and physical needs are being met etc.,  They have rescheduled their time depending upon the requirement of the children as all the kids are confined to  the orphanage premises due to COVID-19 pandemic and its lock down. 

Our heartfelt gratitude to one and all, who have continuously supported HOPE foundation to provide such profound care for the children in need.

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Though all the schools and establishments were closed down through 2020 due to COVID-19 spread lockdown, the orphanages run/supported by HOPE foundation had to function continuously 24*7. By obtaining proper permission for the Government departments, all the staff of the orphanages devotedly took care of the children by having a daily schedule engaging them in various activities without allowing them to get into boredom. As the children were confined to the premises of the orphanages, virtual volunteering was opened up and over 25+ volunteers signed up to engage the children from different parts of India, US, Canada etc.,   The volunteers had the opportunity to engage the children in the orphanages through various activities such as painting, art & craftwork, drawing, basket weaving, baking, teaching computers, stitching, gardening, conducting motivational sessions etc.,

 

Heartfelt gratitude to all those volunteers who happily volunteered to spend their precious in BRINGING HOPE… CHANGING LIVES…

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Impact of COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core and one of the sectors that has been worst hit by the nation-wide lockdown is the education sector. Since the lockdown in India came into effect on 24th March, all the schools are shutdown, exams got postponed and in many cases, results also got delayed.

For the academic year 2019-20, 3 children from all the 3 homes wrote their 12th Board exam. Efforts were taken to ensure continuity in studies so that the students do not lose the track of their studies. Consuming medicines for HIV/AIDS can make an adverse impact on the children and undue stress can trigger complications but positive motivation and encouragement from the Home Managers helped children to be focused.

Of 3 children, 2 passed. One boy Anand has taken admission for Bsc Visual communications while the other one Gokul has taken admission for ECE branch in polytechnic. Kausalya who could not clear her exams and plans to take up a course of beautician.

We thank each one of you for all the support extended from your end, that enables HOPE foundation for providing continuous care and love by the staff irrespective of the challenges faced by them due to COVID-19 imposed lock down.  

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It’s been 90+ days since the schools have been closed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

This unexpected closure of schools posed a big question of how to engage 80+ semi orphan, orphan & children affected and infected with HIV/AIDS of the 3 homes run/supported by HOPE foundation productively and how to make them adapt to this new change.

We are pleased to present a small report on how these children are being kept engaged in a meaningful way so that they get accustomed to this new way of living.

To begin with, all children were given extensive awareness on COVID-19, how and from where this virus has come and what are the precautions they need to take to be safe.

Based on the guidelines given, children of all the 3 homes were made to wear masks and wash their hands at regular intervals or as and when required.

Balanced and nutritious food is given to the children to maintain their health standard and CD4 count as we are unable to take them for the monthly health check-up. Care is also taken to give them additional nutritional supplements so that their immune system remains strong.

During the day, different activities are being conducted to improve the skills of the children in spoken English, drawing, basic math’s and grammar with the help of videos, work sheets, quizzes etc.

Besides this, most of the children have taken up gardening and have planted greens, small shrubs and take care of it by regularly watering, cleaning and pruning them.

They spend time doing creative work from waste material which has ignited innovation and creative skills in the children.

On weekends they organize cultural programs to bring out their hidden talents of the children as well as to keep themselves entertained.  

All the 3 homes follow a timetable given by Child Welfare Committee and also keep them posted daily.

 

In conclusion, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have generously donated to HOPE foundation to continuously provide the love and care for all the 80+ children for 24*7 with the support of 24+ staff in all these three homes. We hope this patronage continues even as we continue to care for all the children in need.

 

 

Thank You!!

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Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
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Malarvili Prabhath
Ex. Officer Women & Children Program
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
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