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Annasophie's Experience

SCEAD Foundation India – Experience Report – I am A nnasophie,  a Masters student from Hamburg, Germany. I worked for SCEAD Foundation India for six weeks, from August until September 2012.  The first week, I was sent to Mandya to work in the Shahalaya Children’s Care Center adopted by SCEAD . It is an    orphanage for HIV-positive children. In the beginning, it was quite hard due to several reasons. Of course, I know about this awful disease, but before my stay at the orphanage, I never had any contact with people who were infected by this virus. It was hard seeing these little, lovely kids and knowing that they have been critically ill since birth. In addition, the kids and Mangalamar (mother of one of the kids; she works at the orphanage) speak barely any English. So, it wasn’t easy to communicate. In the beginning, I felt helpless, because I didn’t know what to do or how to help. But then I realized that it’s not possible to solve all the problems and that it’s jus