Coimbatore, Oct 28: A team of teachers from the United World College of South East Asia, Singapore, visited Sharanalayam recently. Sharanalayam is a home that rehabilitates orphaned children, those with HIV/AIDS and disabilities, at Kinathukadavu. The volunteers interacted with the children, took them for picnics and spent quality time with them.
An organisation dedicated to service, the United World College of South East Asia extends support to the underprivileged, those affected by natural disasters and people affected by HIV/AIDS. It has 65 projects running across South East Asian countries. The team included volunteers from Japan, the UK, the US, India, and Singapore.
“We have been undertaking regular service projects for the community around us," said Cathy Elliott, one of the team members who is from the UK. “Interacting with the intellectually disabled and the orphaned, both HIV positive and others, has been a wonderful and meaningful experience," she added. The focus of the team"s activities was to spend time with children with HIV/AIDS.