Children are vulnerable and the most vulnerable among them happen to be the HIV affected or infected orphans. With no one to look after their basic needs of health, education and safety and state support being grossly inadequate, NGOs like FXB India Suraksha have decided to care for them beginning with the extremely HIV/AIDS affected state of Manipur. The project already supports 49 such children and aims to reach out to 51 more in the current financial year.
Between 2000 and 2018, the total number of out-of-school children worldwide declined from 100 million to 58 million, and the global primary completion rate increased from 81% to 92%. However, 58 million children are still estimated to be out-of-school in today's world. India too has made considerable progress in the field yet much more needs to be accomplished. The North-east region of India is particularly vulnerable.
FXB India Suraksha has been spearheading the cause of supporting vulnerable communities in remote area since its inception. HIV/AIDS affected orphans of the Northeast India definitely fall in this category. FXBIS has endeavoured to support as many such orphans (at least a 100 by end of 2019) by paying for their education, medical needs and nutrition. The aim is to nurture their childhoods constructively so that these children feel cared for and hope for a brighter more self-assured future.
The right education early childhood invariably ensures a strong foundation to a bright future. With this realisation, FXBIS has initiated the project to ensure adequate education and health and safety for HIV/AIDS orphans. Currently we are supporting 49 such children.