Foster a Child Programme

A ray of hope for Kayalvizhi

KayalvizhiKayalvizhi (Name changed to protect identity) loves playing, singing and also does all her homework well regularly.  A few months back, she was unwell and was lying in a small hut with her grandmother. The stagnant drainage water in front of her house – was not a welcome sign to Kayalvizhi – who is undergoing Anti Retro Viral Therapy. She lost her mother and lives with her grandmother now. Her father provides very little support and visits her only weekly.

After joining our Foster a Child programme, Kayalvizhi’s life took a different turn. With clean drinking water, guidance on cleanliness and personality development, Kayalvizhi became stronger and maintained good health. We provide her clean drinking water and nutritious meal every month.

Kayalvizhi has progressed well.

Building brighter future for children

Foster a Child Care programme envisions a bright and competitive future for the children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. We support 450 children in Namakkal and Dindigul Districts in Tamil Nadu, India.

The community and Self Help Groups provide immense support for this programme.

Through Foster a Child, we provide:

  • Love, care and affection to overcome the trauma
  • Counselling and refer the children suspected to HIV/ AIDS to ICTCs – Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre
  • Awareness of HIV/ AIDS and other diseases through several workshops
  • Better health facilities
  • Special coaching to excel in their studies to have continuity in studies
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem through the concept of Children Club
  • Encouragement to take part in competitions to bring out the children’s potential
  • Opportunities for the parents of the children to generate income to enhance their economic growth

Key Achievements

Education – (2012-2013)

  • All 450 children are promoted to the next standard
  • Thirty eight children passed the 10th public examination
  • One student scored 472 out of 500 in the 10th public examination
  • Fourteen children scored more than 350 marks
  • Children have excelled in extracurricular activities like sports & games, drawing, speech and essay competition

Health (2012-2013)

  • Fifty eight children Living with HIV/AIDS (CLHA) are under treatment
  • Eighty three children have been counselled
  • There was no death occurred during the year

 Social Benefits (2012-2013)

  • Twenty two people received widow pension
  • Twenty four people received house pattas
  • Sixty four persons are employed in the 100 days scheme under NREGP (National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme) Scheme
  • Twelve people received ration card
  • Thirty five people received sewing machines from the Social Welfare Board

This programme is sponsored by Net4kids, Netherlands. www.net4kids.org