The launching program of 'Junior Jeevan- the children federation' held on November 28, 2010 at Sankari. This is in an effort for the children to own the project and to continue the support services to the beneficiary families of CHAHA project. Junior Jeevan is a group of 12 trained children affected by HIV/AIDS from 6 blocks of Salem Distict will lead to mobilise and leverage the resources to the 513 HIV/AIDS affected families that were identified by CHAHA project team of WORD in Salem district in Tamilnadu, India.
The program held at Lorry Owners Association Hall in Sankari, Salem District with 100% mobilisation from the local people. Mr. M. R. Kumarasamy, Secretary & Mr. V. Selvaraj, Joint Secretary of Sankari Lorry Owners' Association, Mr. Clement Winsley and Mr. Sakthi Prakash from PWDS-Marthandam graced the program. From the Government side, Mr. Selvam, District Supervisor, DAPCU and Ms. Gandhimathi, staff-in-charge, CABA program felicitated the program.
The lions Club of Sankari provided the meals for all the gatherings. A resource directory for HIV/AIDS was released during the program. Mrs. M. Renida Sarala, Director explained about the concept of 'Junior Jeevan'.
8 sponsors were signed the sponsorship forms to meet the educational expenditures of the children affected by HIV/AIDS. The sufferings of the children were enacted by the children. Around 600 children with parents participated in the program.
939 children affected by HIV/AIDS were reached under CHAHA program so far. The CHAHA project will be ending by March 2010.
We happy to see that community based care and support project moving its way slowly into community owned care and support project.
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