December 15, 2011
Akshaya lives with his parents in a one-room cement structure in Nellore, India. He is in grade one at the government school, where he likes learning the English language. His favourite activities are drawing and playing games with his friends. Akshaya thinks he would like to become a police officer when he grows up. Both of Akshaya's parents are HIV positive, and are unable to find steady employment. They work as daily-wage labourers when they can find work. At the Nellore Sponsor Site, the Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod provide children with educational, nutritional, and health care support. They also assist those who have dropped out of school and those living with HIV/AIDS and special needs.