Picnic to Kodaikanal...
Volunteer Mr. Rocky Braat, sponsored a three day trip to kodaikanal in the summer vacations for the children of the home. . Children had great fun. They forgot everything and enjoyed throughly, went for boating etc.They also loved the climate there as it gave them relief from scorching heat of Chennai. Children nejoyed the trip throughly and said the trip was very refreshing.
April …… exam fever!!!
April means tension as every single child will be seen glued to his/her room and books. The scene was no different in Arias Home of HOPE.
Extra coaching was provided all through the year to ensure the children remain in the race and not get demotivated due to their physical condition and mental trauma that they are facing.
The efforts of the 5 children who appeared for the Public Exam were paid off. All passed the Public exam (Xth Std) with flying colours and 3 out of 5 secured more than 60 % marks.
Arias Home of HOPE is open to all those in need of love and are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. 3 new children found solace in our Home. 2 boys and 1 girl. Nandhakumar and Dhirisha are brother and sister whereas Arunchalam comes from a different family. Nandhakumar and Arunchalam are HIV +ve where as Dhirisha is normal. Parents of these children were unable to take care of them hence had to admit them in the Arias Home of HOPE
Polestar Day - Celebrations:
Aspire systems an IT company celebrated Polestar day on 23rd May 2013 an event where the staff brings all the old and semi old stuff like clothes, shoes, slippers, toys etc and sell it within the employees and the amount collected is donated to an NGO. they have lots of fun on this day and thus invited HOME Children to participate in the games and activities organized for that day. 10 children attended the program and also won prizes. Children were thrilled and had real fun. All thanks to Aspire systems for making the day so memorable for these children.
Act of Benevolence
On 27th April 2013, Helping Hands a group of likeminded people from Kalpakam, Chennai visited the HOME and spent the whole day with the children. Children performed cultural activities and in return, Helping Hands group conducted games for the children and distributed gifts to them. The group was total moved and promised to support the home in whatever possible way. To begin with, they sponsored a meal for the children and gave one month grocery to the Home. All thanks for their generosity.
Children are on a big vacation during summer, hence it is very important to keep them gainfully engaged. Activities are planned to ensure children have lots of fun as well as learn. A group of campus students from Bangalore ICC church visited the HOME and conducted some sessions on spirituality for three days this summer. They kept the children engaged by educating them on need of God and spirituality. They conducted drawing classes, craft classes, games, devotions, biblical skits and many other activities. Children thoroughly enjoyed the activities and were very happy to spend time with these volunteers from Bangalore.
Laura and Sierra are sisters from US and wanted to spend time with the children and hence came to stay with them in the summer vacations. During their stay they conducted various activities kept the children engaged. They felt contended to have spent time with the children and be of some benefit to the children.
Decathlon has been very instrumental in building an indoor play area for the Arias home children. The play area is used for multiple activities. On 5th June 2013 the Staff of Decathlon Foundation celebrated their Foundation day with the children. They conducted different sports activities and competitions within the children. Every child was full of energy and participated in the games with full enthusiasm. At the end of the day, staff as well as the children felt happy and contended to have spent time together.
On 7th June 2013 , Mr. PAVAN, Head HR-Chennai, Mr.Hariharan, Head HR for DELL IT Plant, Ms. Shaaz, and 20 staff from DELL Inc. visited Arias Home of HOPE. Mr.Pavan and the team was very very happy to have taken a decision to spend time with the children of the home. They appreciated HOPE foundation staff for their dedicated service towards the HIV/AIDs infected children and women. Children entertained the guest with a short cultural program. In return DELL conducted drawing competition for the home children and selected the best drawings and distributed prizes. Children happily participated and showed their talents through their drawings. The staff had a fulfilling day and wished the children luck and prosperity in life.Attachments: