Every monthly donation helps provide care to more HIV kids like Pinki
Pinki was born HIV+ for no fault of hers! In view of her delicate health, Snehalaya's Snehasha deputed a full-time caregiver to nurture Pinky. She nursed the baby with extraordinary motherly love for this deprived infected child at death's doors, assuring her future as a normal child, without any discrimination.
Pinky's physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual needs are taken care of free-of-cost. She is in very good health now, very cheerful and loves to meet visitors. Pinki has flowered and bloomed from infancy to childhood.She speaks boldly with all visitors. Snehasha has also taken the responsibility for her education.
A little support and love is all that kids like Pinki need to grow up into confident and self-reliant adults.
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
The children of Sneha Asha are HIV positive orphans and some are semi-orphans mostly with mothers who are sex-workers. While a majority of the children are from Maharashtra, Sneha Asha's doors are always open to needy children from all over the country.
The children are well looked after and provided free food, clothing, shelter, medications, toiletries education, and extra-curricular activities facilities to ensure that they grow up in a normal environment. The children are social pariahs with nowhere to turn to for help, hope and for life itself. Snehasha is dedicated to such deprived people especially from the low-income group, regardless of their caste, creed, religion, language, region, sex, age.
In Snehasha, these children flourish and mature into a responsible citizens in spite of being orphaned or born in social stigma conditions. Donate to this program to support HIV+ children a childhood they deserve.
About The NGO
19 November, 2019
The happiness amidst hardships
The happiness amidst hardships
22 July, 2019
We enjoyed a great start to the year with our Republic Day celebration with all beneficiaries and staff. In February volunteers from China celebrated Chinese New Year with us by helping us make dumplings which we ate with chopsticks. Our 10th and 12th standard students faced their SSC and HSC exams and we have everything crossed for their success and are currently coaching them on their further education and career options. Around 10 of our girls are now Malala peer mentors advocating for equality in education and helped plan and lead a camp to recruit 9th standard girls from local schools to join their peer mentor network.
Story from the field
Disha is 14 and like many of our beneficiaries has been HIV positive since birth. She first came to our Snehalaya Rehabiliatation Center over 10 years ago in 2008 having been left orphaned after her parents had both died from HIV-related illnesses. Here whe receives daily ART medication and treatment from our local government hospital complemented by treatment from our own hospital. She doesn’t let her HIV status get her down and is an enthusiastic student and is doing really well in our Snehalaya English Medium School.
However, her real passion is in performing and she is always the first to volunteer for singing, acting and dancing programs. We are encouraging her in every way and she can often be found singing at our many programs and celebrations in our projects and in public programs representing Snehalaya.
Wishing to nurture her ambitions and talent we have enlisted the help of the father of the Lil Champs winner, Anjali Gaikwad, who runs classes in Ahmednagar. Disha loves attending singing lessons with the maestro and we they are really paying off as her repertoire of songs increase day-by-day. Watch this space she could just be the next singing sensation!
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||130|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||145|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Ahmednagar|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||5500000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||5519610|
23 May, 2019
Ganpati Festival is a big deal at Maharashtra, especially in Snehalaya with our beneficiaries throwing themselves into rangoli, fancy dress, cooking and art competitions. The children working in our vocational Earth Studio were busy ahead of the festival making Ganesh idols that proved so popular they sold out immediately. All of our children gathered at sunset each day of the ten-day festival as aarti was performed. The celebrations culminated in dancing followed by a fond farewell and the ritual submersion of the elephant god. In August, 4 UK teachers visited our English medium school to share their experience and knowledge with our teaching staff. They then generously fundraised to allow four of our teachers to visit them in the UK to see how they are put into practice. This has already resulted in improved classroom management and academic performance. Our talented children swept the board in several categories at a local talent competition winning Rs 11,000 in cash. We are always impressed by their confidence on the stage so weren’t surprised when they took first prizes for dance, speeches, singing and drama.
Story from the field
One of the girls taking part in our dance competitions, including the one above, is Sunita who is 11 years old and loves to sing and dance. Born with HIV, by the time she was three, both her parents failing to take their own HIV medication properly, had expired from the disease leaving her orphaned. Without the expertise or support to care for her, her maternal aunt brought her to Snehalaya where she knew she would be well cared for and given the essential medication to ensure she remained healthy. Living in a dormitory with 20 other girls also living with HIV, Sunita is popular and always participates in all the extra-curricular activities we offer. She has a beautiful voice and enjoys singing all genres from classical to pop and often opens our cultural programs with an opening welcome duet with her friend Prakshi, they both sing beautifully and with great confidence. She will not allow her HIV status to stop her and takes her studies seriously and hopes to become a police officer in the future she knows she will have as long as she maintains a healthy diet and continues to take her anti-retroviral therapy (ART) medication. Thank you for ensuring Sunita and all of our girls like her are enjoying a happy and healthy childhood with the dreams and ambitions every child should enjoy.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||125|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Ahmednagar, Maharashtra|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||950000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||650000|