Update 2017: *Kathleen is fully sponsored! She now lives in Faith Home with her foster sisters. She attends on-site school. Learn more about the school, New Horizons, as well as donate toward operational costs, here. At school, *Kathleen especially loves music class, listening to all the different sounds the instruments make.
Please consider sponsoring another child so that they, too, may have full sponsorship and all the benefits it provides.
Find a list of all the girls from her home who still need additional sponsorship here.
*Annie, *Caroline, and *Eleanor are also fully sponsored!
Oh my goodness, I am so excited and happy to introduce you to beautiful, smiley, independent, giggle-bug *Kathleen! She’s SCH’s featured child of the day in the sponsorship campaign. *Kathleen is 9 years old, super-smart, and super-mobile! Though you wouldn’t know it when you first meet her, *Kathleen is blind. She also has autism and an intellectual disability. But boy, can she get around!
*Kathleen LOVES playing with sound – floors, her own voice, the baseboard of her bed – you name it, she can make a beat out of it, and she loves to dance to the sounds she creates! She also loves to be tickled and has an amazing giggle. *Kathleen has made great strides while at SCH! She’s learned to trust others and let herself be loved in this amazing environment where all her needs are met, without worry of where her next meal where come from, where she’ll sleep that night, or whether she’ll get the medical attention she deserves, if necessary. I am so excited to meet this girl one day!
<p>From her sponsorship page:
Birth Date: October 2002
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I am blind, have autism, and an intellectual disability. I make lots of creative sounds, and seek out surfaces to rub & drum on. I enjoy being kissed and tickled.
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An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include monthly 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). To sponsor a child, use the resources below.
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!