Project #11554

Food, medicines & education for 45 HIV+ve orphans

by Freedom Foundation
Mar 13, 2014

A story of success... a union in store!


Suresh was brought to Freedom Foundation when he was 11 years old and today he is 23 and on the verge of completing his Bachelors of Commerce degree this August.

His parents died due to AIDS and left behind their 4 children (2 boys & 2 girls) to the care of their uncle. Apart from AIDS Suresh's father was a chronic alcoholic who abused both his wife and children. Unfortunately only Suresh was infected with HIV and this resulted in the brutal seperation from his siblings. His uncle was the one who admitted him to the Foundation. At that time we tried very hard to convince him not to take this extreme step of separating him form his brothers & sisters however he was very resolute in his desicion.

  • After coming to the Foundation he was put back to school and briefly listed below are some of his successes & progress:
  • He was halfway through his 3rd standard in Lawrence English Medium School when brought to the Foundation in 2001.
  • After coming to the Foundation he was put back in the 3rd standard in St. Alphonso School in Tamil medium.
  • From the 8th standard onwards he switched to the English medium section.
  • In 2008-2009he secured 65% in his SSLC with first class.
  • In 2009-2010 he joined Indian Academy College for his PUC with Computer, Economics, Business & Accounts being his main subjects. In his final year in 2010-2011 he passed with 74%.
  • From 2011 he continued for his B'Com in the same college. His 6th and final semester is underway and he will pass out this August.

Some of his hobbies & likes are as follows:

Playing cricket & badminton, reading books & computer games. His favourite dish is mutton biriyani, loves the color red and is very particular about dressing in formals.

After completing his degree this August he is planning to take up a paying job while continuing his education through correspondence. He also plans to rent a house and stay with his brothers & sisters all of whom are studying and living in different hostels.

His dream of being united with his siblings is about to come true!


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Freedom Foundation

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ashok Rau
Executive Trustee, CEO
Bangalore, Karnataka India

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