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Lit­tle Hearts Orphan­age is a child­care and edu­ca­tion cen­ter for chil­dren who have been affect­ed by the impact of HIV/AIDS in and around Nel­lore, Andhra Pradesh, India. The par­ents of these young chil­dren died at a young age to the con­se­quences of AIDS. Thus these chil­dren end up on the streets because they have no one to take care of them and to shel­ter them. Often they are expelled from the com­mu­ni­ty. Lit­tle Hearts Orphan­age shel­ters around 50 of these unfor­tu­nate chil­dren. Besides shel­ter, these chil­dren get healthy food, cloth­ing, edu­ca­tion and lots of love. Lit­tle Hearts is com­mit­ted to these chil­dren to edu­cate them and bring them back in the com­mu­ni­ty so they can have a bet­ter life in the fea­ture.


Lit­tle Hearts: Mr. Prasan­na Kumar, Neha Shaan & Mrs. Mamatha

Using funds from devel­op­ment pur­pos­es, Shaan Cre­ations Inter­na­tion­al ren­o­vat­ed the orphan­age and con­struct­ed a sec­ond floor on the build­ing. This gives the chil­dren resid­ing in Lit­tle Hearts Orphan­age more space for liv­ing and play­ing. In addi­tion, a large num­ber of chil­dren will be edu­cat­ed for free. It is an insti­tu­tion where under­priv­i­leged chil­dren get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to devel­op them­selves and get the oppor­tu­ni­ties for a bet­ter life.

The life of the poor peo­ple in this part of India is an abom­i­na­tion. Their dai­ly strug­gle to sur­vive is very hard. Besides hunger and pover­ty, they must also try to sur­vive the dire con­se­quences of life-threat­en­ing dis­eases such as, HIV/AIDS, malar­ia, lep­rosy, etc. Although the Indi­an gov­ern­ment is quite com­mit­ted to the lives of these peo­ple to improve the sit­u­a­tion, the results are not impres­sive. The prob­lem is so exten­sive that a thor­ough and wide­spread approach is a neces­si­ty. But the cost of this approach will cost bil­lions of euros, which is not there. On the oth­er hand, the out­comes of small projects are very inspir­ing. It is easy to mon­i­tor and man­age the project with very good results. Our project is a typ­i­cal exam­ple of that. 


Lit­tle Hearts: Mr. Prasan­na Kumar, Amit Shaan, Den­nis & Faziel. Shop­ping for con­struc­tion pur­pos­es!

The suc­cess of Lit­tle Hearts Orphan­age has result­ed in the con­struc­tion of a third floor on the build­ing. This is a won­der­ful devel­op­ment for the chil­dren liv­ing here. The build­ing is get­ting big­ger, the facil­i­ties are get­ting bet­ter and this results in the chil­dren get­ting more and bet­ter oppor­tu­ni­ties for a bet­ter life in soci­ety. This is how it should be in prac­tice. The per­son respon­si­ble for the well­be­ing of Lit­tle Hearts Orphan­age is Mr. Prasan­na Kumar who has ded­i­cat­ed his life for the bet­ter­ment of under­priv­i­leged chil­dren in the com­mu­ni­ty in and around Nel­lore. The world needs many more peo­ple like Mr. Prasan­na Kumar for he knows what it real­ly means to shel­ter and edu­cate these chil­dren. Any kind of help for Lit­tle Hearts Orphan­age is wel­come.

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