In India, AIDS is still poorly understood till today: ignorance promotes rejection.
The Ashram children are sometimes victims of such discriminations. Many ended up here after the death of their parents, they were rejected by the people nearest to them. One of the girls, for example, was not allowed in her family’s house: she had to sleep outside. Several of them were just excluded from school after discovery of their pathology.
But slowly, things are changing. We notice that families start welcoming the children during holidays. They realise that those children are normal, they can live like anybody else.
In this context, we try to cure their painful memories and to compensate their rejection feelings by an overdose of love and care, especially by trying to open to them as many opportunities as possible. We aim to help them to grow, to become fully themselves and to assume their pathology by infusing in them thrust and hope.