Update 2017: *Asher is fully sponsored! He is one of the boys who just recently moved to SCH’s newest home, Truth Home in Ongole! For resources about sponsoring a child who may still need support, see the end of this post.
I know this is late; but it’s never too late to sponsor a child! Meet today’s adorable child of the day, *Asher!
*Asher came to SCH last year and has come so far since then. He is three years old, and sooo cute! He is not yet crawling or walking, but he does get around rather well by rolling and scooting! That’s determination, right? *Asher was born with ichthyosis, a skin disorder that makes his skin cracked and dry, and he also has some seizure activity that is controlled with medicine. He was also diagnosed as blind. He has the CUTEST grin! He loves hugs, kisses, and being tickled, just like every other child, as well as being bounced, swung, and danced around! He’s absolutely gorgeous! I love that giggle. Come see what love can do at SCH.
Are you one of *Asher’s sponsors?
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: April 2009
Date to SCH: September 2011
Other Details About Me: I have a genetic disorder called Ichthyosis, which results in dramatically dry and cracked skin, and am on medicines to control seizure episodes.
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!