This post will consist of young ladies who live at Jubilee Home. There are two foster homes at Jubilee: Jubilee Blue and Jubilee Lavender. If the girls do not attend mainstream private schools in the community, then they attend an on-site vocational school, where they learn handicrafts, have music class, learn academics at their own level, and so much more. Learn more about the school, New Horizons School, as well as donate toward operational costs, here.
From the Jubilee Home sponsorship page:
Jubilee is where our older girls with cognitive delays and learning/behavioral disorders live. We have a team of special educators on-site that work with our girls to develop social skills and establish learning habits. Our girls and young women take part in a vocational program to not only give them some responsibility, but to aid in making SCH more self-sustaining. Jubilee consists of two individual foster families equipped with foster moms to give each girl the love and attention she needs.
*Alana has CP and is non-verbal, but has no cognitive delay and can respond by nodding or using hand movements. *Alana is a bright young lady with beautiful brown eyes. *Alana is a fashionista and uses a wheelchair to get around. Read more about *Alana here! Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.
*Dorothy has CP that mostly affects her hands and legs, and an intellectual disability. She especially loves to make music in music class! Needs $100/month. Sponsor here.
*Ginger has some developmental delays and spastic CP. She is a very sweet, friendly girl who is happy and active. She loves music, running, and playing with her foster siblings. *Ginger is non-verbal, but knows several signs in ASL as well as gestures to make her wishes known. She has made leaps and bounds in her classes. Needs $235/month. Sponsor here.
*Naomi has Down Syndrome like *John, *Zane, and *Heidi. She is described as a shy and silly girl who loves to cuddle, make crafts, and create art. *Naomi is crazy for swimming, and wishes she could spend every waking hour in the ocean. She is quick to get to know newcomers and loves the movie Despicable Me! Needs just $50/month! Sponsor here.
*Paula has CP, uses a custom wheelchair to get around, which has helped her become much more independent! She attends mainstream private school. She is a joyful, giggly teen who is always giving hugs, loves to sing and get henna on her hands. She needs just $85/month! Sponsor here.
*Rebekah has Apert Syndrome, a disorder that causes the facial bones to fuse early and most often causes fused fingers and toes, for which she has had some intervention surgeries. She is described as a sweet little darling who loves being silly and playing with her foster sisters. Needs just $30/month more! Let’s get her fully sponsored! Sponsor here.
*Ruthie has an intellectual disability, a seizure disorder, and a developmental delay. When she first came to SCH, she needed treatment for tuberculosis. Since receiving that treatment, she has truly blossomed into an affectionate and happy girl. She is described as a very sociable and lovable young girl who loves to dance and listen to music. Needs $125/month. Sponsor here.
*Zoe has CP, Hirschprung’s Disease, and an intellectual disability. *Zoe loves to give hugs, sit in your lap, and gives bright heartwarming smiles. Her favorite toys are dolls, pull string toys, and musical instruments. Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.
*Alesa has hydrocephalus, compensated with a vp shunt. She is a lovely, mature young lady. She is spunky and enjoys being silly with her foster sisters, being girly, painting her nails, and having her hair braided. She also enjoys playing cards and board games. *Alesa is hard-working and studies diligently, paying special attention to detail – which shows in her neat and beautiful handwriting! *Alesa’s warm smile is always inviting. Needs $160/month. Sponsor here.
*Faith is a lovely, joyful young girl who has autism and is on medication to control seizures. She has a 1000-watt smile! Since being at SCH, she has also had eardrum reconstruction and adenoid removal surgery. She enjoys joining in group activities at school, where she loves music and making necklaces. Needs $300/month (currently unsponsored). Sponsor here.
*Felicia is a happy, content girl with the most endearing giggle. Though non-verbal, she enjoys watching the world around her and is learning to stand on her own. She has made astounding progress from the time she first arrived at SCH! *Felicia enjoys music class and watching colorful educational videos. She is very ticklish and laughs whenever you talk to or tease her. She has a very sweet smile. Needs $300/month (currently unsponsored). Sponsor here.
*Jessie has CP and is a wheelchair user. She is described as affectionate, giggly, and bright. She loves one-on-one time with people, but is content to relax with friends. Needs $150/month. Sponsor here.
*Lauren is a petite, little sweetheart who enjoys being cuddled and spoken to, going on outings, and to visiting the park. For the majority of *Lauren’s life, she wasn’t given loving care. Today, she responds well to her nurturing caregivers and feeds off their love. She enjoys playing games with her sisters. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.
*Leah is described as a happy, energetic, spunky girl who has a mild developmental delay. She is always eager to learn and advances quickly! She is a bright young child who easily picked up English and Telegu, after only speaking Hindi. Needs $300/month. (currently unsponsored). Sponsor here.
*Rhoda has autism and epilepsy. She is described as a very sweet, funny girl with a hilarious, heartwarming giggle. She loves playing with dolls, small blocks, and other stacking toys, as well as music – she always chooses miniature symbols during her music class at school. Needs $300/month (currently unsponsored). Sponsor here.
*Susan has CP, an intellectual disability, and epilepsy. She especially loves having music class at school. She enjoys rides in her wheelchair, affection, and being conversed with – she wants to be treated just the same as her verbal foster sisters and loves to be right in the center of the action. She has a stunning smile and loves to giggle! Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.
*Amy is totally blind and has autism. *Amy spends time exploring the world around her with her guide cane. She is a real sweetie who loves affection. She would climb up into your lap if she could, but will settle for hugs and holding your hand. Amy is generally quiet, but tends to perk right up when she hears music. She loves it, and a smile will come across her face when one of her favorite songs is played. If you listen closely, you may even hear her giggle! She’s fully sponsored.
Can you help sponsor a young lady from Jubilee?
Older children and young adults are often overlooked for sponsorship because they may not be as ‘cute’ or ‘squishy’ as the babies, toddlers, or smaller children. However, they are so, so important! They learn life skills and are able to learn a vocation, so that, if possible, they may some day become independent.
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!