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Help this doctor feed and educate the HIV orphaned and neglected children!!


“It was very difficult to cope without food especially during the rains and summer. Being on the street without a single blanket was a terrible way to live. I lost my father and mother to a terrible disease” says seven-year-old Mohan in a feeble little voice. He is one of the 115 children adopted by Dr Raja in his orphanage “Vidyashram House of Hope” at Perambalur.  Mohan was diagnosed to be HIV positive when he was born. He lost his mother and father to HIV. His experience of loss and neglect during his childhood has resulted in him becoming extremely upset, insecure and afraid.

Vidyashram Foundation was founded by the prominent diabetologist, 
Dr. Raja Venkatesh and his wife Dr. Indhra, 13 years ago, specifically for such orphaned and neglected HIV children. It is now a place of healing and hope for those children who have suffered abuse, neglect and maltreatment.
Vidyashram Foundation is managed by Human Uplift Trust (HUT) a 33-year-old non-profit. (www.hutindia.org

“I believe that every child, where ever born, where ever lives, should have the opportunity to grow in a safe and nurturing environment, have access to a good education to become a productive citizen of the country.” Dr. Venkatesh says.

“I was born and brought up in a small village. The village had no transport till I reached class five. As a small boy, I made up my mind to find my way to becoming a doctor. I worked sincerely hard until I became the topper in my school and went on to the top Medical University as one of the district toppers. So I strongly believe education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change your life... and the world.  Good education will create great opportunities for you”  he continues.

In 2007, Dr Venkatesh’s life changed when he adopted two HIV children of a patient who died in is hospital and founded this ‘Vidyashram House of Hope’ - a safe haven for the HIV-infected and orphaned children.  In the same year, he along with a team of like-minded committed volunteers identified nearly 39 similar children. In 2020, there are 115 such children who are now in his care.
For the past ten years, Dr Raja’s mission is to provide these AIDS infected/orphaned homeless children with safety, love, reassurance, a good educational opportunity ...and a hug when needed. His main objective is to rescue and provide shelter to the homeless HIV orphaned children who have been ostracized by their own relatives and live on the streets.

His shelter provides these homeless children with all their basic requirements like beds, blankets, daily nutritional meals, and snacks; served piping hot with a smile, clean clothing,  education with nonformal schooling in the campus, medical checkups, psychological support, bereavement counseling, and large doses of individual attention; to make each feel special, to keep up their health.  Eight teachers and 8 residential staff take care of the children 24x7 all 365 days.

Dr Raja and his wife donate half of their clinic income to these children. Local communities also help by contributing food to these lovely children of God.
But Covid 19 has been a disaster.

“While everyone is out of job, especially the rural community, now these children need to be fed a good healthy meal, treated with medicines, need to have books to read and all the teachers and staff to be paid. We need help to feed and educate these children. We need to build a good school for them as well.” Dr Raja is struggling with the lack of funds to meet all these expenses. Your help can ensure that the dreams of these orphaned children and their belief in humanity stay alive.

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Article about Vidyashram in the state news paper 2010
Article about Vidyashram in the state news paper 2010
Founding of Vidyashram on Nov 22, 2007
Founding of Vidyashram on Nov 22, 2007
Dr Raja deliverd a speech at the international conference in Canada
Dr Raja deliverd a speech at the international conference in Canada
HUT selected as the best social service organisation by Lions Club
HUT selected as the best social service organisation by Lions Club
Human Uplift Trust graded 'A' after evaluation by Govt of India (NACO)
Human Uplift Trust graded 'A' after evaluation by Govt of India (NACO)

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