Posts Tagged ‘AIDS’

Welcome to 2009

December 31, 2008




Christmas celebrations at the Home

Christmas celebrations at the Home


Art for ART’s (Anti-retroviral Therapy) Sake….

December 28, 2008

These are some of the drawings done by the children during the picnic. Most of them 6 – 8 years old. To buy the original framed Art works please leave a comment and conatct me.

Children’s Empowerment and Awareness Program

November 23, 2008

As a part of the World Aids Day programme I am directing a 30 min performance by the children of our NGO, the script of which has been written by none other than our own Karthik. This will be performed at an event organised by a teaching institution on that day. We have been conducting workshops with them (supported by Mythili, Karthik, Mukesh, Raghu, Rahul and Meenakshi) and encouraging many of them to participate in it. Also some of them will sing a Danish song taught by one of my friends from Denmark who is presently in Bangalore. We will also have an interactive session after this with the students of the institution, where we will answer questions about HIV/AIDS and related topics. There will be materials and models put up on display and some of the children will also interact in this session.
Since all the 200 children in the home will not be a part of this event, i am planning to take all of them out on a one day picnic post this event. The date for now is 14th December. According to the plan we will leave early in the morning. After pick-up we will directly reach Bannerghatta by 9am. There we will first have breakfast. In the meanwhile the safari will be arranged. Once the safari is completed, each volunteer will be given responsibility of 5-7 children. The volunteer has 2 hours to take the children around, show them the park, interact with them. They can spend the 2 hours fruitfully as per their discretion. By then we will all gather back for lunch. Lunch will be served in the park premises. We will have a film screening in the park auditorium. This time we might have the option of screening a childrens film instead of some wildlife documentary. After this we have a a group of theatre enthusiasts who will conduct certain activities for about an hour or two. This could again befor groups of 25 – 30 children. We wil wind up by this time and head back. On our way back there will be distribution of some snacks in the bus. This is a brief overview of the program.
Considering there will be 200 children, we will need atleast 25 volunteers. There will be a few support staff coming from the home too. The volunteers will need to dedicate the whole day starting from early morning. Also if anyone is interested in taking up the onus of getting certain things like some snacks or food or water etc. or contribute in any other way they can do so.  You know very well the requirements from the volunteers. They should be willing to spend time with children and take responsibility of the children during the safari and post that. If some are not comfortable with children then they can help out with the logistics. Looking forward to your support.