Happy Home India
During 2000-02, Laxmaiah Garika, headmaster for a Government primary school, researched the impact AIDS was taking on children in the Khammam District. The study identified 454 affected children, and in response Laxmaiah and his wife Kalpana rani established “HAPPY HOME”, HRUDAY ASSOCIATION FOR POSITIVE PEOPLE AND YOUNGS, opening in 2004. The home is supported by local friends and some other friends since 2004.
Mr.Laxmaiah and Mrs. Kalpana Rani overseas the home for the children, ostracized by their culture. Some of the children have living parents afflicted with AIDS as well. Others have been orphaned by the disease. Happy home is dedicated to the children under its care;
Providing a nurturing family environment, with awareness to hygiene and healthy food,
Linking the children to available medical services,
Maintaining educational development in the face of cultural barriers.