Human Uplift Trust - AIDS Orphans Education Project

Project Brief: Founded in 1983 HUT helps community members access their basic human rights. The only way to lift rural people of Tamil Nadu out of the grip of poverty is through providing basic education and healthcare for all community members, regardless of gende
Project Type: Residential School (description)
Primary Focus: orphans (description)

Secondary Focus: health and cleanliness

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Silicon Valley
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Vidhya Govinadraju
Project Partner(s): Dr Raja Venkatesh
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 164, MM Plaza, 1st Floor,Trichirapalli Main Road,,Perambalur,
TAMIL NADU  621005
Tel: 91-98424-62930
Stewarding Chapter: Silicon Valley
Sep 2023Silicon ValleyUSD 19627
Sep 2023Silicon ValleyUSD 4958
Dec 2022Silicon ValleyUSD 9878
Sep 2022Silicon ValleyUSD 17039
Sep 2022Silicon ValleyUSD 10264
Dec 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 5053
Oct 2021Silicon ValleyUSD 19797
Nov 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 8956
Aug 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 4985
Apr 2020Silicon ValleyUSD 13575
Oct 2019General FundsUSD 7386
Oct 2019NYC/NJUSD 7402
Oct 2018NYC/NJUSD 14503
Jun 2018NYC/NJUSD 14420
Dec 2017NYC/NJUSD 14980
Nov 2016NYC/NJUSD 13980
Dec 2015NYC/NJUSD 13460
Nov 2014NYC/NJUSD 13337
Nov 2013NYC/NJUSD 11633
May 2012NYC/NJUSD 12300
May 2011NYC/NJUSD 6825
Sep 2010NYC/NJUSD 6500
Dec 2009NYC/NJUSD 6550
Jul 2009NYC/NJUSD 7000
Sep 2008NYC/NJUSD 8232
Aug 2008NYC/NJUSD 10903
Aug 2008NYC/NJUSD 10000
Apr 2008NYC/NJUSD 7000
Sep 2007NYC/NJUSD 5000
Jun 2007NYC/NJUSD 9000

Total = $314543

India’s National AIDS Control Organization estimates that 5.7 million people of its people are HIV positive. Tamilnadu is identified as one of the six high prevalence states in India. While the Government of Tamilnadu official number of reported AIDS cases in Perambalur is only 1,029, the district was identified as a high prevalence area by the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control society.Also there are nearly 200 AIDS orphans in the district, and 25 children between 2-10 years of age who are HIV positive (AIDS Orphans – A child who has lost one or both the parent to AIDS before reaching the age of 18.)

The main brunt of attack of the disease is borne by the women and children from the affected families. The women find themselves as widows by the time they come to know that their spouse is HIV positive.HUT in the process of addressing the medical and psychological needs of the HIV positive people found that the greatest concern of these people was about the future of their children.

HUT realized that all the years of development work put in by voluntary organizations and government agencies were fast wheeling back as the consequence of the disease. And with careful analysis of the lives of the clients suggested that the worst affected was the future generation, which due to lack of proper educational facilities and parental guidance where exposed to the risk of resorting to illegal activities and girl facing the risk of being dragged into sex trafficking. This increases the danger of scaling up the HIV/AIDS infection scenario.
Sensing the urgency of the problem and realizing that very little is being done in this regard, HUT decided to intervene in the consequences of the disease. With the vast experience gained from the education project of 20 years in the rural area of Mannachanallur HUT decided that imparting the children from Families affected by AIDS (FAAs) was the best way to address this problem.

Expected Outcome:
. Children from FAAs will be able to access education in a stigma free environment.
. A strong foundation for the future of the students will have been laid in the form of knowledge and self confidence.
To provide formal education to the children and orphans from FAAs so that they will have the resource to build a secure future for themselves.
To provide psychosocial support to these children and offer them counseling.
To provide a safe and enabling environment for these children where their educational, medical and other similar needs will be met to in a stigma free environment.
Founded in 1983 by Mrs.Renganayaki Rajagopalan and the renowned Trichy District lecturer Dr. A. V. Rajagopalan, HUT helps community members access their basic human rights. The only way to lift rural people of Tamil Nadu out of the grip of poverty is through providing basic education and healthcare for all community members, regardless of gender, cast or creed.


To empower the local community to access services that address their socioeconomic and health care needs.
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