About 20% of the trafficked girls rescued by us are HIV positive. Most of the girls have other serious sexually transmitted diseases and infection. Since they are from very poor backgrounds and have been exploited in the brothels they are easily susceptible to various illnesses leading to sexually transmitted diseases and other serious health complications.
These girls require special attention and care not just limited to their medication but providing them intricate psycho-social counseling at every stage and an overall positive attitude. Their wellbeing depends on the environment in which they stay. Because of their traumatic depression coupled with their HIV status, they develop suicidal tendencies.
There is a need to provide these girls special care and nutritious food, rich with proteins and vitamins to improve their resistance. The reason the project has been planned at Boisar is to have a Recovery Care Centre outside the city pollution and amidst a sprawling, green, serene atmosphere. Being in the lap of nature would ensure that they recover faster, both emotionally and physically. Also, the location is full of greenery and there is lot of open space to provide a relaxing environment to these girls.
Since the girls are very young, providing them with such facilities amidst nature will induce in them a will to live thus helping them to recover. Apart from providing them medical facilities in the Recovery Care Centre, we shall ensure that they become emotionally strong and imbibe a lot of zeal and jest to live a happy and longer life ahead. The Recovery Care Centre would also have "FUN SPACE", library with variety of books including moral stories and fairy tales for these young girls; indoor games, puzzles, drawing etc to bring out the hidden talent in them.
We shall also use different therapy techniques to treat them. Gardening will help them not just to engage themselves creatively but would also provide them with farm-fresh vegetables and fruits for consumption as well as to create income for their immediate financial needs after repatriation & also for part sustainability of the organization. Recovery Care Centre is primarily a concept of mental & physical care, not only a specific place for medical treatment. The centre is established partly with Japanese support and partly with support from the Netherlands. It has the capacity of about 40 patients. An in -house pathological laboratory is also established for providing testing facilities to the patients.