The family of four members were happily running their life. Unfortunately, father contacted HIV while working as driver. The first child [ baby girl ; 6 years old now ] got this disease too. At this stage then parents got aware about HIV and related know how of medication. The second child was protected from mother to child transmission of this disease.
The parents of this baby started looking for care home especially facilitating nutrition/medical/schooling etc .The father was not in a position to earn and take care of family. The eldest girl [ Baby child as referred ] along with her younger sister were admitted in our care home.
Her positive mother accepted our proposal to work as care taker in care home. It is to make her earn and take care of all children in respective care home. It was a nightmare for her as she was not getting any work outside. At present, she is getting all facilities and both her daughters staying within care home umbrella.
This baby special child is put on dietary restrictions. Outside cooked food is not allowed in care home. She is put on ART main medication of HIV after admission in care home. The ART drug adherence is well maintained.
The admission to private schooling is taken up in her case. She goes to school along with other inmates. It is a dream come true story for her parents as they were not in a position to take care.She is interested for studies in English medium school and it got materialized after admission in care home.
She want to be a “ doctor “ and DESIRE Society stands for her vision to serve needy.
The girl [6 yrs old, HIV girl child] was born to HIV positive parents in Medak District of Telangana. It is a mother to child transmission case so she turned out to be a HIV positive by birth. Her younger brother is a negative child as her mother took precaution to save second sibling from this dreadful disease. After demise of the HIV parents, both siblings were kept in maternal aunt’s place. Presence of the HIV child at home was troubling the family for the marriage of the baby’s maternal aunt.
She is on ART medication so needs special care in terms of nutritive food and medication on daily basis. Unable to give extra support, HIV stigma associated made her uncle to look for an orphanage. Ms Divya, Out Reach Worker of the district brought her to “DESIRE Society “. She knows about our objective of serving HIV children in that particular District. “ Girl “being positive was admitted in DESIRE Society. Her younger brother is in care of her uncle only.
“In campus schooling “was started initially with admitting her in nursery class. She is able to grow steadily with timely nutrition and medicinal support while enrolled with DESIRE Care Home at IDA Bollaram. At present, she goes to private school outside the premises along with other inmates. She is favorite of her teacher. The educational support at your end will ensure for sustainable life pattern for her.
The fair-smiling boy [now at DESIRE Society Care Home ] was at home with his family. He has twin bother and sister younger to him. The 10 years old boy lost his mother when he was just 6years old. The cause of death turned out to be HIV positive case. After death of mother , the father diagnosed with HIV started looking for an orphanage.
The paternal family also wanted the children to be admitted in orphanage. Both his younger brother and himself was admitted in our care home. All the three children in family are diagnosed with HIV disease. We have taken up the task of HIV testing and ART usage for him.
Recently he lost his father too and performed the last rites being the eldest boy as per family tradition.We are committed to work for such children so he will be taken care by all means.
The primary task of nutritive food is well planned and goes as per diet chart at care home level. The healthcare is prime concern for such children. He is regularly put on ART medication. The balance of food/ medical care has improved the over all growth of this boy. The discipline taught for daily routine in this context is followed by him. He is quite obedient in all respects while undertaking daily routine schedules.
He takes extra care when it comes to look after the younger inmates at care home level. The discipline learned is passed to other inmates with his involvement. At home with parents , he has started his education in Government school. After the admission with us , he is admitted into a private school. The english medium private school studies is also adapted well at his end. He is scoring well in private school. The general knowledge at this younger age is quite impressive. He want to be the topper in his class. We at DESIRE Society are going to give extra care for fulfilling his dreams.
The continued support from GlobalGiving over the years can make us to strengthen such children’s better living at care home level.
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