Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the deadliest virus in the world. This virus results in compromised immunity. HIV sufferers will experience problems fighting infection. What if children with HIV are children?
It is possible for a child to experience the HIV / AIDS virus. The highest risk of being transmitted from mother to baby during pregnancy. Even during childbirth or breastfeeding. There are lots of unique and touching stories behind these people living with HIV. The following is a story of a small proportion of children who have HIV.
If you visit a children’s school, nothing is different. Their cheerfulness is a great hope for the future of the nation. They compete to carve out the dreams of each of their goals. That is what is illustrated in a special school for children living with HIV / AIDS.
The difference is, the school called Linfen Red Ribbon School is for children who go to school here especially for children with HIV. Even some of them come from parents who abandoned their childhood.
This special school for students living with HIV has become the first school to pay attention to their needs. Red Ribbon School was founded in 2011 and is located in the city of Linfen, Shanxi. As reported by shanghaiist.com this school is the only school for children with HIV / AIDS.
Until now, there are 32 students who are enrolled in Red Ribbon School. Apart from providing educational services, this school also provides medical treatment for those living with HIV. In fact, the advantage of this special school is that it is free of charge for the learning or maintenance process.
One of the teachers from Red Ribbon school tells the story of his student. The student named Hongmei was the first time he met when he was with his older brother. Nampal Hongmei is in a condition that is difficult to describe, inadequate in clothing or in unkempt cleanliness when in fact they are very cute.
Most of the students who attend Red Ribbon school are orphans and they are even alienated / abandoned by their parents. This is what makes the principal, Guo Xiaoping want to spend time with them to change the role of his parents.
Even the principal of the Red Ribbon school does not mind playing in his spare time as the principal and presents a parent figure. Most of them did not know his family so many of them called Guo (school principal) as “father”. It’s just that Guo refused, the reason being that the figure of their parents couldn’t be replaced.
Some of the stories reported on the shanghaiist.com page include Xiaofan (17), he is serious about learning the guitar together with his teacher. After his mother died of AIDS and his father died in a car accident, he, then only three years old, lived with his grandmother and sister. Now he is a student at this school, Red Ribbon School.
Children’s needs are met at this school. Not only in school, but they play with their peers. Even their happiness is recorded when enjoying the rain together and spending their free time watching television together in the teacher’s room.
During this school’s establishment, one student was recorded who died. It is well known that the life expectancy of people with HIV / AIDS is short. As the principal of the school, Guo feels very sad about losing his student and also remembers that this will happen anytime he has to be sincere, as long as he is successful in caring for HIV / AIDS students well. It takes a difficult struggle to be able to care for children.