Update 2018: *Elijah is fully sponsored! He is described as a quiet, reserved, silly boy who loves to explore. If you catch him at the right moment, you can catch a glimpse his cute dance move where he sways his hips back and forth!
Update 2017: *Elijah now lives at Courage Home Teal! His smile covers his entire face, when you can coax one out of him. *Elijah loves to lead visitors around, showing them the best parts of the house!
Come meet *Elijah! So handsome! You see, he’s a very sweet little boy who could melt the iciest heart. He has a quiet, stoic side and a sweet, smiley side, too! *Elijah is 8 years old. He has autism and epilepsy, but those things don’t define who he is. *Elijah loves shoes! In fact, he sometimes collects them from around the home. *Elijah is a smiley guy now, but he wasn’t always so happy.
*Elijah grew up in a government home, where he did not get the help he needed. Now, *Elijah has medicine to control his seizure activity, along with any therapies he may need. *Elijah has so much potential in his little body, and I can’t wait to see him continue to grow and blossom. *Elijah is so young, I know that he can do anything he puts his mind to, with the proper supports in place!
Can you please consider sponsoring *Elijah? Or ask others you know to sponsor him with you?
Sponsorship goes toward his meals, therapy, and medical care, not to mention so much more! Sponsoring *Elijah lets him know he’s loved inside and outside SCH, that his ‘village’ will always be there to take care of him, and can give him hope for the future.
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: April 2004
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have epilepsy and autism. While I used to be shy and withdrawn, I now will readily give smiles and hugs.
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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 $25/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!