Update 2018: *Amanda now lives at Faith Home Orange, where she continues to attend on-site school and participate in a vocational program, making beaded or thread bracelets/bangles. *Amanda needs $275/month to be fully sponsored. You can sign up to sponsor her here!
Update 2017: *Amanda lives at Jubilee Home, where she attends on-site school. Learn more about the school, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here. *Amanda is just incredible! She has a massive smile that covers nearly half her face.
From her sponsorship page:
She loves to help with the younger children and various other tasks when called upon. She really has a servant’s heart, and thrives on feeling needed to help others. She also loves dancing, running, and games. She is good at learning to make beaded bracelets and flower necklaces as a vocation.
Update 2015: *Amanda now lives in a foster home with foster father, mother, 3 sisters, and other older foster sisters. She attends on-site vocational school with her foster parents. She is learning sign language, music, and handwork – jewelry making and garland stringing.
Today’s featured child of the day at SCH is *Amanda! *Amanda, like *Annie featured yesterday, is 12 years old. She was one of the stars of SCH’s first campaign video!
*Amanda has an intellectual disability that doesn’t hinder her ability to give great hugs – she is a very nurturing girl. She is also described as fun and silly! She loves to cuddle with and take care of the younger children, just like the big sister she is! *Amanda’s smile makes ME smile every time I see it – it’s one of those smiles that can’t be forgotten and never fails to light up a room. *Amanda attends school on-site with teachers at SCH. *Amanda was given her blog name by Sarah because when she came to SCH, she did not think she was worthy. *Amanda’s name means ‘worthy of love’, and she is!
Are you one of *Amanda’s sponsors? Will you smile with her through all the good times as she continues to grow into a beautiful, capable, compassionate young woman?
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: February 2000
Date to SCH: March 2008
Other Details About Me: I have an Intellectual Disability and receive school instruction at SCH with on-site teachers. It’s hard to find a time when I’m not smiling!
Come smile with Amanda!
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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!