HIV/AIDS Testing Camp

It’s been a year since we have partnered with Jeevan Sahara Kendra, (an organization that provides medical care to people living with HIV/AIDS). Our second testing camp at Kokanipada in August saw great results with 137 people being tested.   People generally have apprehensions about getting tested at such camps, and according to JSK staff, this ICTC (government-recognized) camp has seen a tremendous response.
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Success stories…

Nervous and silent, Anushka’s reply in class would be a standard ‘I can’t do it”. With special attention and encouragement from our teachers, there has been a gradual change in her. She is now eager to learn and interacts easily with teachers, even joining her sister to study.
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Breaking free of illiteracy

Harishchandra has never been to school and works as a helper in a factory at Thane. He doesn’t want his son, Tejas, to suffer the same fate. Tejas’ mother found it difficult to send him to school until her neighbor spoke to her about Jeevan Asha. Initially low in confidence, Tejas has transitioned from being reticent to a participative and vocal child. His parents are very grateful for the love and care given to him at the DCC.
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Summer Clubs

Each summer, Jeevan Asha hosts a three day summer club for kids between the ages of 5 and 14 in the slums of Thane. Children look forward to these events soon after they finish their academic year. April 2015 witnessed a record 746 children participate in summer clubs held at seven different locations. Amidst games and fun activities, the children learn to work in a team, accept one another and absorb different values from the stories told.  Over this period, we also had 32 excited volunteers, w...
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HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme

We took up the cause of HIV/AIDS patients in 2002 in the Ghodbunder road area of Thane city. We work alongside an organisation called Jeevan Sahara Kendra . The organisation helps us by identifying cases that require our immediate attention and we send our volunteers to look after them. Most of  these patients are in the initial stages of the dreaded disease, so our volunteers ensure that they are following a proper diet and taking their antiretroviral therapy (ART) medicines.
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Day Care Centre

What started out as a small project in a rented out building has become the face of  Jeevan Asha today. The Day Care Centre is our most popular and successful programme that reaches out to over 30,000 people living in five slum pockets along Ghodbunder road in Thane city. Providing a  secure and clean environment with personal care and attention to these children is our major goal. Parents from areas near the centre who work as daily wage labourers and house maids in the nearby houses, come eve...
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