PD: A girl stands against a white wall, wearing a traditional Indian sari that is hot pink, blue, & gold w/ paisley accents & sparkly glitter. Her hands are at her sides, wearing blue bangles.
SCH (Sarah’s Covenant Homes), India now has a school for the Blind! It’s called ASB (Anjali School for the Blind), and they now have their own webpage!
The school is small, which is why they need help raising funds to pay teachers as well as hire more teachers to increase the child-to-teacher ratio.
ASB serves children who live at SCH, as well as children from the community. They live in both Courage Purple, where Nikki and Merissa live (*Cedar, *Jasmine, and *Dinah all attend classes at ASB, as well as *Nolan, *Lily, and *Molly, though they are sighted), as well as children from other SCH homes and children from the community. Some older girls from Joy home (*Stephanie, *Jeanette, and *Victoria) attend ASB part-time as well, along with receiving Braille training at a local institute for the blind, and attending a school for the blind in the community part-time. You can read about ASB at this link.
ASB is trying to grow it’s community outreach to help more children, but they need help getting their feet off the ground, as SCH is a non-profit company. All funds donated go directly to the childrens’ school costs – teachers and their training, specialized Braille materials, general school materials, snacks, etc.
Read about ASB on Nikki’s most recent blog here. To read further blogs about ASB, sign up to follow Nikki’s blog by contacting her (contact information can be found on the main page of her blog). Her blogs are password-protected due to featuring photos of children at SCH, which is prohibited from publicly sharing photos of the children’s faces since they are technically wards of the state – this is to help prevent human trafficking.
Also, if you have some time, check out SCH’s official website (linked above).
There, you can sponsor a child monthly, give a one-time gift of funds for various needs, or donate supplies directly through Amazon India, which are shipped directly to the door of an SCH home; you can also volunteer in India, or become an advocate through the advocate program.
I’ve written about SCH before, and you can see all those posts by searching for the terms ‘SCH’ or ‘Sarah’s Covenant Homes’ on my front page or in the tags. Alternatively, click the ‘Sarah’s Covenant Homes’ categories in the sidebar.