Wed, 13 Dec 17 Projects
"Snehalaya" (Mandya-India) welcomes children orphans suffering from AIDS, who are often abandoned by the same family members. On July 15, 2007, this service began in a small environment, which was gradually enlarged and renewed with the help of benefactors. So far it has hosted 42 HIV-positive children, boys and girls, some short-term and others long-term. Those not serious are required for a short time of care and counseling to facilitate reinsertion in their family. Currently, there are 35 children in Snehalaya and a lady who takes care of them with us Sisters. We want to keep Snehalaya faithful to her name: "house of love" where they are welcomed and slowly healed from their deep wounds, being rejected by their loved ones and often looked with disgust by those who do not know reality. As they grow up they become aware of their discriminating situation and sometimes express fear, rebellion, anger and sadness. This is why they need adequate counseling and careful guidance from the people who run the Center. The most effective therapy is our true welcome, with openness of heart, manifested with sincere affection, fraternal closeness and delicate attention even in the face of their inadequate remonstrances and behavior. They are wonderful children who are entitled to all our love and who reciprocate with their joy.