Potential Children living with HIV/AIDs are neglected and discriminated against, some are isolated hence unattended to. We are aiming at establishing an intervention facility in our center that will encourage and support children living with HIV/AIDs. Once identified, they will be registered, counseled, treated and guided on nutrition to improve their health. Inclusion and empowerment of these vulnerable group will enable them to live happily like any other child and contribute to the community
Statistically more than 160,000 children live with HIV and AIDS in Kenya. The number may be twice this if the children born out of hospital were included. Unfortunately all the resources have been invested in the adults living with HIV and AIDS, leaving these children unattended. As a result, these children are at great risk of living short lives and infecting others innocently. The burden of addressing HIV/AIDs can done collectively.
We will identify these children, help them access medication and required attention, sensitize the community and learning institution to be friendly / inclusive to enable these children overcome stigma, control spread of HIV and AIDS to their fellow children and enable them to learn more effectively. Civil Society has better penetration and works closer with community to fill in gaps left by government. Children will be hopeful even those with HIV/AIDs.
We look forward to improved health conditions of 600 children living with HIV and AIDS in our community. Inclusivity and equal participation as well as access to basic education and other rights will be achieved among those living with HIV and AIDS.This project will enhance freedom and decrease stigma related to HIV/AIDs. We envision an informed community with a significant reduction of HIV and AIDS infection cases in our community.