Human Uplift Trust (HUT) is running a home for AIDS Orphans in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu. The project was started with the support of Asha for Education's NYC/NJ chapter in 2008. Founded in 1983, HUT helps community members access their basic human rights. The Perambalur district of Tamil Nadu was identified as a high prevalence area for HIV positive people by the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control society. The main brunt of attack of the disease is borne by the women and children from the affected families. 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 is currently running a home for AIDS affected/orphaned homeless children. HUT provides these children with food, clothing, a safe shelter, periodic health checkups, psychological and bereavement counseling and access to quality education. The center currently supports 104 children.
Learn more about the project at https://workanhour.ashanet.org/projects/805