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Keeping families met with hiv/aids together


€ 34.000 up to and including 2023

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Bangkok, Mukdahan and Phang Nga

In Thailand a huge stigma still exists regarding hiv/aids. This has several social-economic consequences.

Our partner Siam-Care works with about 240 vulnerable children and their families. Some children are infected themselves, others have lost their parents because of hiv/aids. Siam Care supports people regarding the use of medication, creates awareness about hiv/aids and gives sex education. Wereldkinderen covers all costs for the education, home visits and nutrition support.

Education

The income from other donors gives 200 children from the project the possibility to go to school, at least up to the third class of secondary school. After that, the children are given a certificate that helps them to find a job and thus support his or her family financially.

The past year, 560 children have been supported. None of them dropped out of school. 28 families could leave the program in 2018. Their income has been improved and they have learned enough skills to take care of their family-members who live with hiv/aids. All orphans that are looked after by Siam Care, live with their family members. No one ended up in residential care.

Teenage mothers take care themselves

Another good result is that all teenage mothers that Siam Care supports, now take care of their children themselves. They do not need to bring them to a relative. Please read the following story of Som, an orphan and infected with HIV, but who is now a mother of a healthy son, thanks to Siam Care.

Wereldkinderen supports this project for 3 years.

Air has HIV and works at Siam-Care

Results

In 2019, Siam Care provided the following support:
  • 250 families (approx. 1,000 children and adults) received assistance (food, clothing, medical costs)
  • Every month an average of 175 children received support for school costs
  • Every week 10-50 adults living with HIV meet in the peer support group
  • Every month there are separate peer support groups for young people and children living with HIV
  • 40 young people took part in the multi-day youth camp, where they entered into a dialogue about work in the future, sexual health and children's rights
Thanks to this support, all orphans still live with their families and not in shelters or on the street. 14 children completed their education. And 15 families were able to leave the Siam Care program and can continue independently