An important focus of the Eat, Think, Achieve Enrichment Program is providing support for orphans who are victims of HIV/AIDS, by ensuring they receive well-rounded nutrition and emotional care.
Poor nutrition is a common complication of HIV infection because it weakens an already poor immune system, slows growth and can speed the infection process. Having access to highly-nutritious foods is therefore an important part of the treatment process.
Of course, one of the children’s biggest needs is personal attention and love.
FDSC facilitated setting up a small library at one orphanage. Sponsors pitched in to help build the shelves, put in fans, desks and a computer, while local families donated many of the books.
For four consecutive years FDSC has been the recipient of a special award in recognition of its work with HIV/AIDS children in Chiang Mai.