Update 2018: *Jeremiah frequently participates in a vocational program within his home. He needs $260/month to be fully sponsored. Become his sponsor by signing up here!
Update 2017: *Jeremiah is thriving at Victory Home, where he loves to do crafts and make artwork. He also loves to sing and hang out with his foster brothers!
Today’s child of the day is *Jeremiah. *Jeremiah has a sweet smile… he’s eighteen years old, which means he would no longer be welcome at a typical orphanage because of his age. This is not so at SCH, which doesn’t believe in making children leave when they reach an ‘un-adoptable’ age. *Jeremiah has a intellectual disability and has school on SCH’s grounds, where he learns life skills and does crafts. He will sometimes meet you at the gate with a handshake, sometimes with ‘vandanalu’ and prayerful welcome. *Jeremiah is always helpful, gentle, and loves to sing!
Are you one of *Jeremiah’s sponsors? Will you be the one to tell *Jeremiah he is worthy of sponsorship despite his age? He would have nowhere to go if not for SCH, and he would probably be on the street without them. This gentle young man deserves to have a helping hand in his everyday life. SCH takes care of those who need a little extra help caring for themselves, like *Jeremiah.
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: June 1994
Date to SCH: March 2008
Other Details About Me: I have an Intellectual Disability. I am friendly and have a huge grin. I have a gentle, helpful spirit and love to sing.
Spread the word, sponsor a child.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include child sponsors at any cost per month, from as low as $10/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and which city they live in (Ongole or Hyderabad).
You can sponsor any child who needs additional funding at SCH by using the resources found here. Use these resources to get involved in other ways, such as becoming an advocate or volunteering. You can also become a medical sponsor (ideal for large groups or organizations who wish to support SCH) and donate toward monthly emergency medical expenses; or an educational sponsor and donate toward a specific on-site school. Learn about other ways to give charitably to SCH here, and check back often for additional opportunities.
*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian governmental guidelines which state that children in care may not have identifying photos of them on the internet, as well as no identifying information such as birth name, place of origin, etc.
You can also send gifts via Amazon India, make a one-time, general donation, pray if that is your calling, or volunteer at home or in India yourself by using these resources!