As decision was taken that the next SEWA project would be at Kannur. Mr. K P Sathyendran had taken the responsibility of finding out needy group at Kannur and finalize the project. After a detailed study it was decided to extend help to Prateeksha Kendra under CDNP+ ( Cannanore District Network of Persons with HIV+ve) . CDNP+ is a part of Nation wide network of AIDS patients. It is a large group containing adult males and females , who became the victims of the incurable disease due to either ignorance, or due to certain unavoidable circumstances including innocent children who were burdened to carry this curse due to no fault of their own . The network is formed by themselves to protect themselves from being victims of ‘stone throwing’ and other unmentionable acts by the rest , as well as to establish their right to live in the society until death with dignity. Success of this forum is due to the fact that all the office bearers, staff and co-coordinators are patients themselves.
They had given us a list of 62 families. . Most of them were Women and children aged 3 to 10 years . Sathyendran arranged Kits for each family containing dresses for all the members as per the list. Most of them attended the function to receive the Kit. Chanchala, V M Prakash, Sathyendran n and Basheer represented Recca SEWA.
Office bearers of Rotary Club, LODGE, JAYCEES, Etc, were also present in the meeting. In the presidential address the DMO highly appreciated the mentality of SEWA to be a part of rehabilitation of AIDS victims