Update 2018: *Santosh is fully sponsored! He lives at Victory Home with other boys he can call his brothers. According to his sponsor page, *Santosh is an outgoing young man who loves to create arts and crafts during his classes at school. Santosh loves to dance, be out in the sunshine, and feel the cool breeze.
Read or skip to the end of this post to learn how you can sponsor another child who does not yet have full sponsorship.
Today is *Santosh’s day! *Santosh is 11 years old, attends mainstream private school, and is described as the class clown! I can see boy, boy, boy written all over his face, especially when he smiles his charming smile. *Santosh is described as really funny, very helpful, and kind-hearted. He has a great sense of humor and loves to dance, too. *Santosh has an intellectual disability that does not hinder him from attending school, which is great. It means he is getting a quality education that will help him go far in life. *Santosh can do whatever he puts his mind to, he just needs someone to believe in him! And luckily, SCH believed in him when he was rescued from a government orphanage nearly 5 years ago. *Santosh is an awesome kid! I think he will be an important person some day.
From his sponsorship page:
Birth Date: February 2001
Date to SCH: February 2008
Other Details About Me: I have an Intellectual Disability. I attend mainstream school and am a great dancer.
It takes a village to raise a child. SCH has 150 children and young adults! Spread the word, sponsor a child.
An important part of SCH’s work is YOU! To learn how to sponsor another child who does not yet have full sponsorship, read on.
SCH relies on donations to keep running. Donation opportunities include monthly 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!