Update 2017: *Luke lives at Victory Home and attends mainstream private school. He has recently learned how to ride a bike!
Today’s child is *Luke! *Luke is a quiet 8 year old boy who loves to help *Jodi or *Nolan (fully sponsored) walk in their walkers. *Luke came to SCH about a year ago (in 2011), and was one of the first new children enrolled in mainstream private school! *Luke has an intellectual disability and a sweet demeanor, and loves hugs. I love *Luke’s smile! He’s described as one of the first children to happily greet you with a hug and his soft smile.
Are you one of *Luke’s sponsors? Basic sponsorship covers everyday needs like medicine, food, clothes, and any therapies or other basic things he may need.
Make sure *Luke can continue to thrive in school and become a successful adult by considering a monthly donation to his sponsorship.
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: October 2003
Date to SCH: September 2011
Other Details About Me: I have an intellectual disability. I am a sweet and quiet boy who loves to be a helpful. I go to mainstream school and am doing very well.
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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 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 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!