There are small children infected with HIV and are in poor health.HAPPY HOME takes them to visit the doctor to have medical checks every week. HAPPY HOME keep in contact with the health personnel in the hospital in order to be able to refer cases when there is sickness..
A greater focus is on educational development. All the children are attending the school nearby Govt.schools. There areGirls & Boys 80 children in the Center now. Their ages are from 3-15 years.
During the year we have provided nutritional food to children, especially milk, for eight small children in the home, who had faced malnutrition problems through their environment..
When landlords come to know about the positive HIV status of any family member, they invariably ask them to move out. Instances have come to light where relatives have moved into houses of children in distress and offered to provide emotional and physical support. After a while, these very relatives evict the child, and gain control over her/his rightful inheritance.Right from its inception in May 2004, Happy Home has been a source of refuge and support for children in need of care and assistance. Currently, the home accommodates 80+ children between the ages of 3 and 15 years, who have been required to seek shelter here for various reasons. With the number of such children showing no signs of abatement
Studies have established that childhood morbidity and mortality in India have been further aggravated by HIV infection. Loss of parents due to illness or death leads to depriving a child of the crucial and much needed emotional and physical support at a tender age, which is liable to be compounded in poorer households. Close relatives, too, shun AIDS orphans due to ignorance and societal norms, leaving such children in total isolation and depression to an extent where they may fall prey to unscrupulous elements. Such children have also been victims of emotional, physical and sexual abuse for want of adequate protective measures, of which physical shelter constitutes one vital component.
As these children are unfortunately born with an incurable disease, it might be a kind thing to add some happiness in their lives by our little efforts. .Laxmiah Garu Garika is an honest, passionate man providing dedicated services to abandoned discriminated, orphaned HIV born children. Many of these infected kids have been discriminated in their villages, prohibited from sharing a classroom with other children or even using a toilet. Some cases have gone extreme to the point where village elders decided to poison the food of the poor children.