"In need of Care & Protection"
Homes for our Children
Daddy’s Home, Care&Share’s Village for Children, was founded in January 1999 with the acquisition of 27 acres of land in the village of Buddavaram. Daddy’s Home is located behind the Gannavaram airport, approximately 25 kms (15 miles) away from downtown Vijayawada. Construction began in May 1999; the first Home was ready for occupancy in May 2000.
Andhra Pradesh is the state that has been hit the hardest by the AIDS epidemic that is barelling through the entire Indian subcontinent. One of every 10 HIV cases in India lives in Andhra; in 2002, it was estimated that as many as 400,000 people had been infected in the state, which has a total population of about 76 million.
The Juvenile Justice Act (Care and Protection of Children), approved in 2000 to reform the 1986 Act, is designed as a comprehensive legal framework by which the Indian government committed to attenuate the devastating impact that underdevelopment, poverty, and crime have on children.