Update 2017: *Faith now lives at Jubilee Home, where she attends on-site school with her foster sisters and loves to be involved in group activities. She especially enjoys making necklaces to sell as a vocation and listening to as well as making music. These are both activities she can do at school! To learn more about the school, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here. She has become much more calm over the years.
Today’s child is *Faith! Her real name means ‘truthful’ – *Faith’s favourite word is her name. *Faith is 11 years old and has autism, the source of her limited speech; and epilepsy, which is controlled using medication. *Faith received some recent intervention that allows her to now stay calm in potentially exciting situations through the help of a volunteer who has experience with autism – his son is also autistic.
*Faith has had her eardrums reconstructed and her adenoids removed, so this is one healthy, happy little girl. *Faith is still full of energy and gives adult-swaying hugs! She gets and gives so much joy. *Faith has come so far since relocating to SCH, and you can see this in her adorable, dimpled smile.
Sponsorship goes toward food, supplements, medical care, ayahs and nurses to keep *Faith safe and healthy, a warm place to sleep, education and skills resources, and anything else *Faith might need to continue thriving in this amazing environment of which she is a part. Please consider making a monthly donation to her sponsorship fund. I hope you have the pleasure of meeting Faith one day – I personally want one of those amazing hugs!
From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: August 2000
Date to SCH: June 2010
Other Details About Me: I have autism and am on medication to control my seizures. Since being with SCH, I’ve also had eardrum reconstruction and adenoid removal. I have a jubilant personality and am always full of energy. I rarely speak anything but my own name, which means “truthful.”
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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!