A POSITIVE STEP PROGRAMME'
I. Activities with children
1. Distributions of Educational material:
PLHIVs especially women are facing the financial crunch due to high cost of HIV treatment &death of their husband by AIDS, who was sole earning member in the family. They are unable to fulfill the educational requirement of children by bearing expenses in available income resources. Thus, there is urgent need to provide educational needs to children who can not continue their education due to lack of financial support by their affected or infected family members. Children will be provided with the necessary educational material like school fees, admission fees, uniforms, books, remedial coaching, etc.
2. Nutritional food supply to HIV affected and infected children:
Although micronutrient supplements may help to meet increased nutritional requirements, nutritional supplements cannot replace eating a balanced and healthy diet. Furthermore, supplements are often not available, are expensive and may leave less money for food. Whether a person is infected with HIV or not, WHO and UNAIDS recommend a good mixed diet, whenever possible, rather than dietary supplements.