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.
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 Truth Home Yellow and attends mainstream private school in the community. He is is curious, rowdy, confident, and brave, and loves learning about the newest types of technology. Needs $225/month. Sponsor here.
*Katherine is a little girl who was born both D/deaf and mostly blind, with 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 $124/month. 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. Needs just $75/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 $210/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.
*Mae is a 6-year-old girl who has been blind since birth. She lives at Courage Home Purple with Nikki & Merissa as her co-foster moms, and also has regular visits with her biological father and sister. She is attending a local mainstream school in the community for the first time in her life! She will attend all by herself, with no aide, which is a first for any of SCH’s blind children. The school she attends has also had successful blind students in the past and currently has a few other children with vision impairments or blindness.
She previously attended Anjali School for the Blind at her home, where she continues to learn pre-Braille skills and practice using her guide cane. *Mae is super-smart! In the government orphanage, she made up stories to volunteers about going to school. She is now so excited to attend school every day. Needs just $30/month more! Sponsor here.
*In addition, *Mae’s total school fees of $630 must be paid for the first semester. You can donate toward that need by donating to Merissa’s Paypal fund here. This is a current and pressing need.
*Stephanie is a young lady who was born blind – she has anophthalmia (missing eye) and microphthalmia, (small eye). She lives at Joy Home Pink. She attends Devnar School for the Blind, 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. 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!