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Snehanidhi

Country: India
Location: Bengaluru
Beneficiaries: HIV-positive children and orphans of one or both parents from the slums of the city.

Nature of the project

  • Provide education and basic training.
  • Provide children with care, and adequate nutritious food.
  • Provide a comfortable, pleasant, healthy and hygienic house.

 

The Project

Through the program of the distance support HIV-positive children are welcomed in the center of Sneha Care Home, regularly attend the Shining Star School, receive nutritious food and live in a healthy environment with other children. Due to poverty, many children in India are forced to leave school for work. India, in fact, has the grim supremacy of having the highest number of child laborers among all nations. According to UNICEF between 1999 and 2008, 12% of children between 5 and 14 years have been involved in activities related to child labor, without considering the agricultural work carried out by children as part of a household subsistence. Asian children engage in every type of production, typically in the so-called informal sector, i.e. the black labor and subcontracting market: plantations, tanneries, quarries, mines, textile workshops and toys,

The Context

India with a population of 1,166 millions is the second most populous country in the world and accounts for 17% of world population. Although the Indian economy has grown steadily over the past two decades, its growth has been uneven and unequal between different social groups, economic groups, and geographic regions, also between rural and urban areas. In 2009, 10% of the population owned more than 31.1% of the wealth and 28.6% of the population were below the poverty line identified by the national government with only $ 0.40 per day. The proportion of people living below the international poverty line of $ 1.25 a day is 41.6%. In 2009, 34% of the Indian population was illiterate and only 15% of children in high school.

Objectives of the intervention of the PRO.SA Foundation

Ensure care and schooling for children affected by HIV. Prevent child abuse. Reduce the illiteracy rate and the number of children who drop out of school due to poor environment to which they belong to. Decrease of the exploitation of child labor.

How to contribute

The annual contribution for the distance support of one child is 250 €.