A program for HIV infected and affected children sponsored by Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited since 2008. The aim of the program is to improve the quality of life of CLHIV
by providing monthly support for Education and Nutrition, capacity building of the children thus helping them to be independent inspite of living with HIV infection. Initially starting with 28 children the program now supports 89 children with the continuous support of CPIL . Information provided to the children during monthly meetings on subjects like health & hygiene, Home based care, ART Adherence and proper diet help the children to maintain good health and lead a normal life. Company volunteers train the children on educational subjects like verbal English, Maths, Art and Crafts and Skill Development. Company volunteers Mentor children in their areas of interest.
Need based counseling of Parents and caretakers is done at NTP+ Office to motivate them to lead a Positive life and help in the proper upbringing of their children. Monthly Nutrition is provided to the children which adds to their good health. A healthy child attends school regularly without the fear of Stigma and Discrimination associated with HIV. The Positive Step Team is proud to say that children from the program have completed M.COM, Hotel Management course and 2 are aspiring to become Chartered Accountants and Lawyer. The program works with HIV Infected and affected children in Government Schools across Thane District to provide them with Opportunities to Participate in the process of Development.