Children
 India
Project #8386

Healthcare to130 HIV/AIDS infected orphans-orphan

by HOPE foundation
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Bhuvaneshwari
Bhuvaneshwari

Bhuvaneshwari HIV + is 16 and has aspirations of becoming a Chartered Accountant and why not… She has worked hard. She scored 420 out of 500 marks in her tenth Board exams conducted in March 2016. She has taken admission for Business Math’s the field that will take her to her dream job. It’s a long way to go but her confidence and her zeal is commendable. Being an Orphan is painful but this didn’t deter her or weaken her in any away. She was 7 when she came to the Orphanage. Soft by nature, mingled with everyone. She has a caring attitude and took good care of her little fellow residents. Her health is quiet normal with a desired CD4 count.

We take this opportunity to thank all the donors and well wishers who extend continuous support to HOPE foundation in taking care of the residents of the Orphanage in providing them all the much needed things to live and grow.  We would also like share the credit of Bhuvaneshwari’s achievement with one all and encourage all to help us fulfill the dreams of the residents of our Orphanage for them to become confident and respectable citizens of the country .

Coaching Class in progress
Coaching Class in progress

Education plays a major role in the life of any individual however constant sickness and ill health can take a toll on life. However at our orphanage, we take measures to ensure the girls go to school reguraly and desire they minimu qualify Xth or XIIth grade. This year three girls are preparing for Xth and one girl is preparing for her XIIth exam. Both are external board examinations and conducted by the government. To ensure these girls pass this exam, a maths tutor was appointed and within a span of three months the girls showed a remarkable progress. Aiswarya, who is quiet weak in her studies passed in maths, science, and English. All the four performed well in the last two revision test conducted by the school.

In spite of going through emotional disturbance and health issues, the girls are quiet focused in their studies  look confident. They say, the coaching and hand holding has been very helpful to them.The tutor appointed not only focused on Xth and XIIth girls but also the other girls of the orphanage who to to school.

We take this opportunity to thank all our donors who zealously support us in our mission of transforming lives of children affected and infected by Hiv/Aids.

Preparing the ground to sow seeds
Preparing the ground to sow seeds

Immune system does a remarkable job of defending ourselves against disease-causing microorganisms and one has to continuously make efforts to keep the immune system in good condition and immunity levels high.

With the HIV + children, the immune system is not as good as those having normal health. Continuous efforts are made to ensure the immune system of children living in our care at Arias Home, is maintained to a desired level. Consumption of ART drugs has deteriorated their immune system.

Efforts are made to ensure children get to eat organic vegetables and foods. To support our efforts we set up a vegetable garden on 15000 sq. ft. area in Arias Home and scattered seeds of 5 leafy vegetables about a month back in a patch of 400 sq ft. area. Beautiful green leafy vegetable grew.  It was so exciting to see the leafy vegetables and equally excited were the children as they had contributed in maintaining the vegetable garden.

The first harvest of green leafy vegetables was close to 75 bundles. We were able to grow organic vegetables and fruits for the children which will definitely help in boosting their immune system.

Greens at the growing stage
Greens at the growing stage
Watering the Greens
Watering the Greens
75 Bundles of 5 Different Greens
75 Bundles of 5 Different Greens
Delivering the Greens to the Children of Home
Delivering the Greens to the Children of Home

Wellbeing and Wellness of the children at Arias Home is our top priority and we make all possible efforts to ensure children are happy and contented; however there is always a challenge to maintain a proper balance between the 5 core needs of the children. For example a younger child’s physical needs may take priority over mental, spiritual, emotional or material need whereas for elder children it is different. Also the needs of growing boys are quite different from that of growing girls hence the organisation took a decision to run a single sex or one gender home instead of mix gender and in the month of June 2015 Arias Home was converted into ALL GIRLS HOME to serve them better.

All the boys were transferred to other home in Chennai, which provides care and shelter for boys infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. That NGO is also experienced in rehabilitating the boys after the age of 18 when they can no more stay in the orphanage by providing them training on different vocational trades  that  fetch them jobs and they are able to stand on their feet and which we are not in a position to do right now.

Currently we have 11 girls in the home and taking care of only girls has lightened the work load of the staff and now they are able to justice with every child and in bargain are able to meet the ultimate goal of  Wellbeing and Wellness for the girls at Arias Home.

We request all your support and help and encouragement in serving the girls better and develop them to a level where they are self-dependent and happy with life.  

Madesh
Madesh

It is a great honor for us to share about Madesh and three other children Prabhu, Ajit & Ayannar of Arias home who in spite of health complications were able to clear their board exams with good marks.

Madesh passed his 12th grade exam and has enrolled in Don Bosco College for pursuing higher education in Commerce field. Rest of the three continue their education in a nearby Government higher secondary school.

Success of these four children has boosted the morale of the children in the home and every child now desires to study more to live an independent life once they grow up. Staffs of HOPE foundation continuously strive to keep their belief going in self as well as the community they live in.

The dream of living a long life is the driving force for each of the child in the home and that motivates them to take medicines on time and fight the deadly virus that has engulfed their life.

Continued support from various donors keeps HOPE foundation moving ahead in our mission of “Bringing HOPE Changing Lives” and providing all the necessary resources that will help prolong the life of the children and also help them overcome their fears of insecurity and social exclusion. 

Threesome
Threesome
 

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HOPE foundation

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​www.hopefoundation.org.in/​
Project Leader:
Malarvili Prabath
Ex. Officer Women & Children Program
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
$14,475 raised of $157,824 goal
 
202 donations
$143,349 to go
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