Are you one of *Felicia’s sponsors? Sponsorship helps ensure she continues to grow and thrive. She will never be neglected again. It’ll bring her nutritious food and supplements, fresh water to drink, any physiotherapy she might need for her CP or medication she may need for her epilepsy, a nice warm bed surrounded by all her sisters who love her, an ayah (nanny) or foster parents to take care of her, pretty dresses to make sure she never feels unworthy. Please consider sponsoring her monthly. One of the goals of the current sponsorship program is to create a network of family all over the globe helping to nurture and love these children from near and far. Remember the village concept – it takes a village to raise one child; now think of raising 105! If you can’t afford it personally, can you please share *Felicia’s amazing story of hope and transformation?
A note about one of the above statements: Clothes and jewelry may sound like frivolous items to you, but to a little girl in India, they are worth more than anything. A little girl without bangles is usually considered unloved – even the poorest children with families have at least one pretty dress and gold or silver jewelry to show off how much their fathers love and care for them. This may sound bizarre to you if you’re from a Western country, but there it is the custom, the cultural norm, and the way of life.
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: February 2005
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have Cerebral Palsy, an Intellectual Disability, and Epilepsy. I went from fetal-position, throes-of-death, in-misery-whenever-touched to a happy, chubby, mobile kid who gets myself around the room, laughing and playing with toys, enjoying tickles and hugs.
Come see what love can do at SCH! You won’t regret it. 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!