105 in 105, day 36: *Meghan!

PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.

Update 2018: 

*Meghan needs $260/month for full sponsorship! You can sign up to sponsor her here, and get quarterly updates (4x/year!) about how she’s doing.

From *Meghan’s sponsorship page:

*Meghan is a kind, friendly young lady who was excited to come to SCH from the government orphanage where she lived for many years. She hadn’t had proper nutrition or the opportunity to receive any education. Now, *Meghan is healthy and active; she jumps on the trampoline, loves baking and dancing, enjoys prayer time, and attends special education classes. A speech therapist was recently hired who will be working with *Meghan and others in her home. We are excited about this new chapter in her life and cannot wait to see her blossom in therapy.

*Meghan is a sweet, ever-smiling, reserved young lady. She loves to physical affection and loves to be silly at the most unexpected moments. *Meghan enjoys being around others and taking in all of her foster sisters, while remaining an observer. *Meghan has been working on doing things independently and is able to create beaded jewelry with little prompting in her vocational classes. She has such a radiant smile! It’s reported that she loves creating art, going on outings, and making new friends.

Update 2017:

*Meghan recently moved from Jubilee Home in Hyderabad to the new, older girls’ home at Faith Home in Ongole. She attends on-site school, where she loves to make music and create handicrafts. She also loves making art and going out on outings, as well as making new friends.

Update 2015:

*Meghan now lives in a foster home with a 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 handiwork – jewelry making and garland stringing.

Original post:

Today’s child of the day at SCH is *Meghan!

Oh my gosh, I totally love *Meghan. She looks amazing in yellow, and in other bright colours, too! *Meghan is 14 years old and has an intellectual disability. She loves to make necklaces using flowers, and is usually one of the first young adults to greet you when you visit SCH. She has a talent for creating!

*Meghan sounds so sweet, and I would consider it an honour to meet her one day and give her a great big hug (*Meghan loves hugs and cuddling). Her smile is adorable and such a magical experience, even through photograph, and I’m sure it is just as endearing in person.

*Meghan may not be a cute, squishy little baby, but she IS a stunning young lady. Because of her age, she is considered tougher to ‘connect with’, and therefore less likely to be sponsored.

Show her this isn’t the case by supporting her, either in sponsorship or by sharing her story. Even love from afar can be a special thing for a child in need. She is worth every penny, plus so much more.

From her sponsorship page:

Name:  Meghan

Age: 14

Birth Date: August 1998

Date to SCH: December 2009

Other Details about me: I have an intellectual disability. I am a friendly, happy young woman with a consistent smile on my face.

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 $25/month. Sponsorship usually costs between $300 and $500 per child, depending on complexity of needs and in which city they live (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 become 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. You can 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.

*A note about names: SCH uses online nicknames for the children in order to protect their identity, per Indian government 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.

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PD: the SCH logo – black text reads ‘sch’; red text below reads ‘sarah’s covenant homes’; heart-shaped flowers bloom from the name.

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