Solidarity and Action Against The HIV Infection in India - SAATHII

Project Brief: SAATHII began as an international movement to bring together the HIV/AIDS community in forming a unified voice and taking collective action against HIV/AIDS in India. Asha is supporting SAATHII for the first time.
Project Type: Special Needs (description)
Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: CentralNJ
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Sashi Venkatesan
Project Partner(s): Kaveesher Krishnan
Other Contacts: Bhargavi Akri
Project Address: , H. No. 1-4-880/2/36/1, New Bakaram, Gandhi Nagar,Hyderabad- 500 080, Andhra Pradesh, India,,
ANDHRA PRADESH  600034
Tel: 91 - 40 - 27674757
Stewarding Chapter: CentralNJ
Aug 2012CentralNJUSD 11520
Jul 2010CentralNJUSD 9850
Sep 2009CentralNJUSD 7876
Jan 2009NYC/NJUSD 10977
Sep 2008CentralNJUSD 4860
Jun 2008CentralNJUSD 2500
Dec 2007CentralNJUSD 2500
Dec 2006NYC/NJUSD 5000

Total = $55083

SAATHII supports NGOs and residential homes that are associated with local schools or are running their own schools in the rural areas of Prakasam, Nellore, West Godavari and East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh where HIV/AIDS prevalence is reportedly high and a large number of children are already infected and/or orphaned by the epidemic.

SAATHII is supporting the following NGOs associated with approximately 25 local schools in total: PASCA, Vianny Home, CHANGES, CNP+, Jyothi Educational Society, SNEHAKIRAN, BIRD, and Chaitanya Jyothi Welfare Society. SAATHII is supporting the following residential homes with their own schools: Ravi Teja Educational Society and Bhavani Educational Society.

Asha is supporting basic education including school fees, uniforms, books, bags and shoes for 85 children affected by HIV and AIDS. Additionally, Asha is supporting residential schooling (nutrition, uniforms, books, bags and shoes) for 60 children infected with HIV.
SAATHII stands for Solidarity & Action Against The HIV Infection in India. It was established in February 2000, and its mission is to strengthen and expand HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in India through the following objectives:

1. Technical and Financial Assistance;
2. Information Dissemination to bridge knowledge gaps;
3. Networking to bring people from multiple sectors together in a neutral manner and foster collaborations; and
4. Advocacy for increased attention to those affected.