This post features children who are still in need of partial or full sponsorship at SCH. The children in this post are either blind or D/deaf/hard of hearing, or both (Deaf-blind).
To sponsor a child or check the status of their sponsorship in order to sponsor them, use the references here. You can also connect with SCH on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Find SCH’s wEBSITE by clicking the link. You can make a general donation to SCH via PayPal here. To give a one-time, general donation to SCH, follow this link. Information on selling and buying in support of SCH (donating part or all of the proceeds from your items) through eBay and Amazon can be found here.
*Jason is a young man who has hearing loss and wears hearing aids. He lives at Victory Home and works with a tutor on-site. He is described as sweet and outgoing, as well as curious, rowdy, confident, and brave! *Jason loves learning about the newest types of technology. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.
*Katherine is a little girl who was born both D/deaf and mostly blind, and also has CP. She lives at Anchor Home Gold with other young children her age. Since coming to SCH, she was able to receive a cochlear implant and undergoes regular vision therapy, as she is still able to perceive light. She loves to eat! A girl after my own heart. Needs just $34/month more to be fully sponsored! Sponsor here.
*Kristy is another little girl who has CP, moderate hearing loss, and anemia. *Kristy lives at Anchor Home Navy. She is cuddly, smiley, and giggly! She arrived severely malnourished from a government orphanage. She’s now able to sit independently and scoot with her feet. Laughing and smiling are some of her favourite activities! Needs just $100/month more! Sponsor here.
*Thomas is a pre-teen who has CP, for which he uses a wheelchair; epilepsy; an intellectual disability; and is blind. He lives at Anchor Home Gold. He loves to be sung to and held, and his best friend is his foster brother, *Valor! Needs $230/month. Sponsor here.
*Keren is a young girl who was born with CP, as well as an intellectual disability, and is blind and has some compensated hydrocephalus as the result of surviving meningitis when she was a baby. She lives at Faith Home Green. She is described as gentle, happy and quiet, loving music, to be held, and to interact with her caregivers. *Keren has a sweet smile! Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.
*Promise is described as a quiet, strong, and brave girl who is blind and has spina bifida. Though *Promise at one time lived at Courage Purple with Nikki and Tori as foster moms, she now lives at Faith Home Orange with girls closer to her own age. She spent a lot of time in the hospital when she first arrived at SCH (due to various compensated medical complexities), but has recovered well since then, and is doing well medically. She loves to dance to worship music and to spin in circles! She makes lots of interesting sounds, including a soft ‘shhh’ ‘shhh’ whispering sound that is totally endearing. She has the sweetest giggle on the planet! Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.
*Stephanie is a young lady who was born blind – she has anophthalmia (missing eye) on one side and microphthalmia (small eye) on the other. She lives at Joy Home Yellow. She works with an on-site tutor, receives Braille training at a local centre for the blind, and attends ASB (Anjali School for the Blind) at Courage Home Purple part-time. She navigates her surroundings using a guide cane, and has become much more confident and independent because of the freedom it gives her. She has a sweet, shy personality. *Stephanie loooves to sing, and it’s one of the best ways to make her happy when you request a song! Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.
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!