Update 2015: *Rasool has been reunited with his wife and children. To sponsor a child or young adult who still lives at SCH, refer to the following resources.
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!
Original 2012 post:
Today’s ‘child of the day’, *Rasool, is not technically a child anymore. In fact, he is 30.
Even though he is not a child, SCH sees him as God’s child. He has an amazing story, just like each and every other child and young adult at SCH. It really is an amazing and touching story. *Rasool is a testament to the fact that SCH doesn’t turn anyone away because they are ‘too old’.
*Rasool was in the army and lost a limb. He went into a catatonic state and could not care for himself. SCH stepped in, helped him obtain a prosthetic leg, and nursed him back to health. And he came out of that catatonic state to be literate, verbal, polite, and handsome, not to mention such a help with the younger boys with whom he lives. He loves to read the Bible and other books as well. *Rasool is an amazing person with an amazing story.
SCH took care of *Rasool in his time of need.
Spread the word, sponsor a child (or young adult).