History

FLAME (Franciscans Life Affirminig Movement for Empowerment) is a registered organization run by the Franciscans in India. Its main focus is to serve the HIV/AIDS infected and affected people including the children. The organaization is situated in the district of Dindigul in Tamil Nadu and hence the service of FLAME is focused around 120 villages in and around the district of Dindigul. In the year 2007, the branch office of Sarvodaya Seva Sangha came into existence in Dindigul as a Franciscan response towards the increasing number of people getting infected by HIV/AIDS. Initially we started with 20 members in 2007 and later it increased to 430 in the year 2009. Now the total number of HIV infected persons registered under our organization is 639. We have eight staff members who are HIV positive themselves. Several years of continued focus on the prevention and control on the spread of epidemic evidentially has shown tangible effects in the increased level of awareness, attitude and practice among the people. As a pioneering organization, the rate of identification of HIV infected population is increasing. The identification came through referral services done by the Government Hospital, direct field visits, awareness programmes, Networking NGOs in the District etc. Services to the infected persons and their children are gradually increasing year after year.

Angels for Our Cause

Since we are helping economically and socially stigmatised and disadvantaged people - we appeal for your assistance with contributions, donations in cash or kind.

You will be like an angel to all those that FLAME PAASAM centre can reach to, because of your help.

We will publish the list of all donors and their photographs for one year in our website.