Adolescents living with HIV benefiting from educational benefit scheme

Recently Education department, Government of Manipur launched a scheme called “Chengaak Khonghou” where financial aid of 10,000 Rupees is provided to adolescents living with or affected by HIV and undergoing graduation and post-graduation course. During the data collection process, we met several people living with HIV sharing difficulties in maintaining family and children’s education. We discussed with the families and identified those who are eligible to avail the benefits under this scheme.

Action taken: A total of 20 adolescent, including 7 living with and 13 affected by HIV, have been selected and they have now availed the benefit of one time support of 10,000 Rupees under the “Chengaak Khonghou” scheme of the Government of Manipur.