Advocating for Kids at SCH, Part VI: Victory Home!

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Updated June 2020

This post will consist of all the children and young men who live at Victory Home in Ongole. The boys at Victory home are mostly older boys who have cognitive delays, autism, or developmental delays, as well as other disabilities. They participate in a vocational program at on-site school where they make envelopes and package spices to be able to sell as a sustainability project.

Sponsorship helps SCH to be able to secure proper medical care for them, as well as all the other essentials for living the happiest, healthiest lives possible in a supportive environment that caters to their specific needs.

From the Victory Home sponsorship page:

Victory, our second home in Ongole, was the first home for our kids. Now, Victory is home to our older boys with cognitive delays, autism, and developmental delays. Our older boys and young men take part in a vocational program where they make envelopes and package spices to be able to sell as a sustainability project. Our Victory boys and young men participate in on-site education and tutoring.

Completely Unsponsored

*Charlie has ADHD and developmental delay. He is described as a rambunctious boy who loves giving hugs and greeting visitors that come through the gates at SCH. He also loves to solve puzzles and does well in school. In 2018, he achieved improvement in social and concentration skills. Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Isaac has nystagmus, rapid involuntary eye movement that causes reduced and blurred vision. He is described as a kind and gentle young man. *Isaac attends a local mainstream private school and loves to sing. in 2018, he began developing his leadership skills and taking on more responsibilities! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Levi is autistic. He is a kind and generous young man who was the first at SCH to get a job at a local drinking water company! *Levi is always the first to greet visitors at SCH, and is growing into a responsible young man. in 2018, he made progress in his communication and listening skills. He also learned some songs, his colours, and counting! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Santosh is described as an outgoing young man who has an intellectual disability. He loves to create arts and crafts during his classes at school. *Santosh loves to dance, be out in the sunshine, and feel the cool breeze. In 2018, he made progress in his writing skills! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Simon has had a traumatic brain injury and also has cerebral palsy. He loves to spend time sitting at the table playing games with his friends, learning new things, and listening to music. He is described as an exuberant and playful young man. He loves the water, whether it’s playing water games at home or rolling around in the waves at the beach. He is quite mischievous at times, making noises he knows his foster brothers don’t like. He loves music time in on-site classes and generally does not stay in one place unless engaged in an activity. In 2018, he made progress using sensory toys and shaking maracas during music time! Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

*Timothy is described as a sweet, quiet boy who is autistic and has an intellectual disability. He has really opened up since arrival a few years ago. He enjoys working one-to-one with an on-site tutor to improve fine motor skills. He is also learning to run! After class, the boys in Victory Home do exercises, and *Timothy loves to try to keep up. He is gaining muscle and doing things that are new to him. In 2018, he made progress in his English writing skills! Read more about *Timothy here. Needs $300/month. Sponsor here.

Partially Sponsored

Young Adults

*Benjamin is a sweet boy who is autistic. Though nonverbal, *Benjamin says much through his eyes. He enjoys exploring, playing with newspapers, and cars, and having someone rub his head. *Benjamin has a beautiful smile and since it’s hard to come by, it’s even more special. He also loves going on trips to the beach with his brothers. In 2018, he made improvement in his social skills and his ability to sit for still longer periods of time! Needs $200/month. Sponsor here.

*Elijah is autistic and has epilepsy. He is the wild child, the dance machine, the bear hugger. *Elijah daily surprises everyone with new layers and colors of both his personality and his mind. Most often, you will find him swinging, sitting on the porch watching cars and people go by, or flashing his lovable smile. He is described as a quiet, reserved, silly boy who loves to explore. He can frequently be found leading visitors around by the hand, to make sure they get the best tour of the house. In 2018, he moved to Victory Home and has been improving his fine motor abilities! Needs $140/month. Sponsor here.

*Justin has cerebral palsy and has overcome severe epilepsy, for which he receives medication, and also is a stroke survivor who recovered relatively well. *Justin loves being wherever there are people. Anytime someone comes to the door, you can hear him shout ‘hello’ from across the house! In 2018, he learned to use a pencil! *Justin is part of a vocational program, attends on-site school, and has a private tutor. Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.

*Luke is a gentle, quiet soul with an intellectual disability. He loves to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Luke recently learned how to ride a bike for the first time and loves going for rides. He attends a mainstream private school and is doing very well in class. In 2018, he made progress in the vocational program, making baskets and jewelry! Needs $245/month. Sponsor here.

*Michael is autistic and constantly exploring the world around him. He is described as a happy, content chatterbox of a boy! If you take him on a walk through the neighborhood, you are guaranteed to see things in a way you never did before. When *Michael smiles or laughs, everyone around him does, too. He attends on-site school taught by a tutor. In 2018, he started cycling in class, and can cycle for a long time! Needs $200/month. Sponsor here.

*Oliver has a moderate intellectual disability and some behavioral issues. He is described as a very quiet and observant young man who enjoys just sitting and watching his friends. He also enjoys walks in the courtyard, nice breezes, country music, and eating naan. In 2018, he continued learning how to participate in class and cooperate with others! Needs $150/month. Sponsor here.

*Prakash has Apert Syndrome, like *Rebekah, who lives at Joy Home! He also has an intellectual disability. He has had a number of surgical interventions and now has functional use of his fingers and toes after separation surgery. He loves meeting new people, making crafts, and has the biggest grin you’ve ever seen! In 2018, he made progress in writing English words, as well as writing the day of the week and month! Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.

*Zane has Down Syndrome, like *John, *Heidi, and *Naomi. He is very smart! He is described as a very talkative, fun-loving, friendly boy. He is a very studious student who speaks 3 languages – English, Telugu, and Hindi. *Zane is always one of the first to seek newcomers and visitors and befriend them. He also has some pretty sweet dance moves! in 2018, he made progress in his vocational program, making baskets and jewelry! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.


*Caleb has mild cerebral palsy, corrected strabismus, and attends mainstream school. He’s very smart and is an excellent student. in 2018, he made progress in the vocational program, making baskets and jewelry! Needs $200/month. Sponsor here.

*Christopher is a friendly, observant boy who has hemiplegia and epilepsy. He is a bright student who loves to learn. He is compassionate and caring to his foster brothers. *Christopher is an excellent singer and wants to be a worship pastor when he grows up. In 2018, he completely memorized Psalm 119! Needs $160/month. Sponsor here.

*Daniel has an intellectual disability and a super-huge smile! Before coming to SCH, he never had the opportunity to go to school; today, he is taught life skills and simple academics by an on-site teacher. *Daniel is described as a sweet, kind young man who is always grinning. He’s affectionately called one of the ‘big boys’. In 2018, he has grown in independence, as well as made progress in completing puzzles! Needs $240/month. Sponsor here.

*Jeremiah is a friendly young man with an intellectual disability. He’s another one of the ‘big boys’. He has a gentle soul and loves to sing. *Jeremiah loves to hang out with his foster brothers. He also enjoys  crafts and making artwork to hang up around the house. in 2018, he made progress in sharing! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.

*John has Down Syndrome, like *Zane, *Heidi, *Paisley, and *Naomi. He has the brightest smile and attends one of our on-site schools, where he loves to makes crafts and play with his brothers. in 2018, he saw development in his fine motor skills! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.

*Stephen is described as an awfully sweet young man who has an intellectual disability. He loves to make crafts and color. He attends one of our on-site special education schools with the help of a tutor. *Stephen is very friendly is quick to warm up to visitors. He’s one of the eldest young men at SCH. In 2018, he worked on improving his independent eating skills, sitting down when asked, and being friendly with those around him! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.

*Victor is described as a sweet, quiet young man who loves to be around people. He was found abandoned with a skull fracture, resulting in traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has a kind spirit and gentle presence who loves to explore, especially at the beach. He works great one-on-one with an on-site tutor. He is devoted to learning and enjoys the structure of class. In 2018, he  discovered a liking for puzzles, music, and sensory activities! Needs $250/month. Sponsor here.

Fully Sponsored

*Matthew is a chatty, excitable, and affectionate boy who has hemiplegia, a brain shunt, and single-sided strabismus. He is very friendly with everyone, always has a positive outlook, and adapts well to new situations. In 2018, he made progress in his on-site class and discovered his passion for singing!

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 $25/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 become 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 government 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!

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