Our support focuses on projects and initiatives for vulnerable children and youth with disabilities who live with their families. We also help children and families that are affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as street children.
But more than support is needed to improve the living conditions of children with disabilities or people affected by HIV/AIDS. Kindernothilfe seeks to bring the issue to the centre of public awareness and debate to achieve that these issues are no longer viewed as taboo and social structures change. Awareness building is crucial to achieve a long-term impact in the battle against HIV and AIDS. Advocacy around promoting appropriate ways of dealing with disabilities also paves the way for legal cornerstones for inclusion.
Our projects for HIV-positive mothers and their children set up drop-in centres to avoid that families abandon girls and boys who have become infected. The centres give families information on how to deal with the disease and provide the necessary medical care.