Update: *Silas lives at Truth Home with his foster brothers. He loves spending time with his brothers, playing water games, and playing with toys that are colourful. He’s also described as a heart-stealer! He has the sweetest face. *Silas needs just $50/month more to reach full sponsorship. Become one of his sponsors here! Sponsors get quarterly updates (that’s 4x/year!) with photos.
Want to meet someone amazing? His name is *Silas, and he’s a sweet, smiley 8 year old boy full of joy and mischief who lives at Faith Home! Know what’s *Silas’s favourite thing to do? Climbing under or over all the beds in his room to reach the loudest possible materials, like metal cups! Sounds like typical boy behavior to me. *Silas is an extraordinary kid. He has epilepsy and cerebral palsy, and takes steps on his own with the aid of a walker.
I just know that one day, and probably soon, *Silas will walk completely independently. Such a strong boy! *Silas loves to cruise around and be outside in the courtyard with his foster brothers. *Silas also has another way of getting around, by scooting on his bottom – and boy, does it get him where he wants to go! He’s determined to be mobile, by any means necessary. What a wild child! And so loved, too.
Are you one of *Silas’s sponsors? Will you walk beside him, supporting him every step of the way? *Silas, and every other child and young adult at SCH, is totally worth it! Sponsorship ensures *Silas continues to have great nutrition, clean water to drink, medical care (this includes medications, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy which helps him continue to learn to walk), caregivers who love him (ayahs, nurses, etc.), a warm bed to sleep in at night, and a safe environment in which to grow and thrive. If you can not financially support a child, please help SHARE THEIR STORIES. This is so important because the more exposure they get, the more likely that they will gain the sponsors that they deserve.
From *Silas’ sponsorship page:
Birth Date: July 2004
Date to SCH: December 2009
Other Details About Me: I have cerebral palsy and epilepsy. I am a smiley, happy boy!
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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 $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!