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CHAITHANYA KALA BHARATHI

School essentials for HIV-affected girls in India

Providing backpacks, uniforms and sanitary products to girls in HIV-affected families

This initiative, delivered by Chaithanya Kala Bharathi in rural India, will provide essential school materials to 60 HIV-positive girls in Grades 7 to 10. These girls and their families experience discrimination both due to their HIV status and the poor condition of their belongings.  

This funding package will will supply each student with materials for a full year of school.

About the project

This initiative, delivered by Chaithanya Kala Bharathi in rural India, provides essential school materials to HIV-positive girls in Grades 7 to 10. This funding package will directly support 60 girls to receive books, study materials, schoolbags, sanitary napkins and hygiene kits. Each kit will supply the student with materials for a full year of school. 

HIV-affected families particularly struggle to earn enough income to afford the materials they need for school. Parents find it more difficult to gain employment, while the girls experience discrimination both due to their HIV status and the poor condition of their belongings at school. Girls face an especially high risk of dropping out. 

The project aims to break the cycle of poverty by enabling HIV-affected girls to complete their education and improve their opportunities, social status and self-outlook.

Resources needed

The project will compile and distribute school support packages to each girl, containing books and study materials, school bags, sanitary napkins and hygiene kits.

 

$10

will cover the cost of a
school bag for one girl

$82

will buy a complete kit for one girl, including school bag, books and hygiene kit

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About Chaithanya Kala Bharathi

Chaithanya Kala Bharathi is a non-government organisation founded in 1992 and based in the Kurnool and Nandyal districts of India. CKB provides social services for tribal communities, dalits and other vulnerable communities like women, children and people with a disability. Its core goals are sustainable development socio-economic advancement of vulnerable communities.

CKB is run by an executive committee of 55% women.