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More than 2.1 million people are suffering from the deadly HIV/AIDS epidemic. More than 2,00,000 children are included in this number. A painful story of one among them that hurt and inspired the founder. The whole world treats these children differently. People still have negative thoughts about HIV/AIDS and these innocent lives have to face stigma. The disease doesn’t kill the patient but the stigma and ignorance by society kill.
Most of these children are either orphans or single parents and their relatives and friends abandoned them. They lack education and proper care because of this. They have nowhere to go and have to face stigma from society. They are desperately in need of support to live an independent and dignified life.
Ashakiran care home was established 12 years ago and since then it has benefitted more than 2000 children directly or indirectly. Ashakiran ensures safe accommodation, nutrition, education, and healthcare to HIV infected children as well as the same amount of love and affection.
In this care home, one housemother takes care of every 10 children. These children never feel that they do not have parents. Many children whose conditions were critical when they entered the care home are now healthy and fit. This is possible because of the proper care and treatment that has been given to the children.
Education is the weapon to change the world. So, Mahesh Foundation prefers the quality education for the bright future of children. Along with formal education, these children get such education that makes them skillful and strengthens them to lead their life independently.
The first child of the care home was once counting the days and doctors had lost hope to save this child. But the child recovered because of the proper care and affection. Many children were in this condition and now they are living a healthy life. Most of the children have completed their education or vocational training.
Many children are studying for competitive exams or working to live their life with dignity. To the date, Ashakiran children’s home has impacted the lives of more than 2000 HIV infected children.
Without the support of these partners our journey till date would have been unimaginable. We salute the partnerships. We are looking forward to more partnerships and make a difference in the lives of more children.
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