Update March 2020:
Edited sponsorship needs from the June 2019 update (below).
Update June 2019:
*Ainsley and *Piper have both been adopted as of June! Both girls were at SCH for about a year, and are already home with their forever families.
The following Courage Purple kids have seen decreases in their sponsorship funds recently (in addition to the updated original post found at the bottom of this page). Follow the links to learn more about each of them and sign up to sponsor!
- *Cedar needs $200/month in additional sponsorship. Become his sponsor here.
- *Dinah needs $85/month in additional sponsorship. Become her sponsor here.
- *Georgie needs just $15/month in additional sponsorship. Become his sponsor here.
- *Georgie is available for adoption. Find his Reece’s Rainbow profile here.
- *Jasmine needs $100/month in additional sponsorship. Become her sponsor here.
- *Lily needs $280/month in additional sponsorship. Become her sponsor here.
- *Lily’s family is on the way! Sponsor them here.
Update February 2019:
*Ainsley is home in 2019! Also, *Chloe’s family completed their adoption in January, and she is now home in Canada!
Update September 2018:
*Piper (adopted!) has joined the Courage Purple family, after much anticipated waiting! *Piper was originally supposed to arrive alongside *Izzy and *Ainsley (adopted!), but her transfer to SCH was delayed. It was completed and she was with her new foster family for about a year.
Update August 2018:
*Izzy and *Ainsley (adopted!) have joined the Courage Purple family! Please welcome them and consider becoming a monthly sponsor! Both *Ainsley and *Izzy are available for adoption. They can be found on the Reece’s Rainbow website here and here, respectively.
Update June 2018:
In the month of May, Courage Purple said goodbye to *Selah, who was adopted, and welcomed a little boy they are calling *Georgie online, just after they said goodbye to *Teagan in April! *Georgie is fully-sponsored and is available for adoption. He can be found on the Reece’s Rainbow website here.
Such beautiful changes are still coming this way. *Lily‘s family has found her, and is in the process of fundraising for their adoption! *Chloe has been spotted on the ‘My Family Found Me’ page on Reece’s Rainbow!
Update February 2018:
Courage Home Teal still has kids who need sponsors. Meet them all here.
Update January 2018:
Courage Home’s sponsorship funds are separate from SCH’s general child sponsorship. As such, their bills are not being able to be adequately covered by current sponsorship levels. Thus, they have decided to up sponsorship for each of the children in their care by $50/month. This post will contain those children who still need sponsorship funds!
Merissa and Lydia’s home, Courage Home Purple, is currently going through some changes in terms of sponsorship level. Some sponsors have had to cancel their giving for personal reasons, so now they are looking for individuals to step up and cover the need! Below is a list of the kids at Courage Purple who are now requiring additional sponsorship funds. Sponsors receive quarterly updates about the children they sponsor (that’s 4x/year!).
Read more about Courage Purple on this blog by searching the name in my tags. Read more about Courage Home in general (CH currently contains 2 foster homes) by searching that term in the tags.
*Selah is adorable, and wears the cutest little glasses to help her vision! She’s a very smart girl who is active and friendly, not to mention compassionate. She loves giving hugs, especially to foster sister *Molly, who uses a wheelchair to get around. She recently got her ears re-pierced, and as she was getting the second ear done, she was laughing! She is a brave, brave girl with loads of confidence.
“*Selah is always kind and helpful to the other kids. She is a good friend and has the sweetest heart. *Selah has cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder. She goes to a wonderful international school and also enjoys her weekly dance class.”
PD: *Selah sits on a brick walkway, wearing a pink shirt & blue floral leggings w/ gold bangles on her arms. Her hair is in a side-pigtail & her hands are over her face. She smiles between her hands.
*Nolan is D/deaf and has a cochlear implant, which was found to be ineffective so he no longer uses it. He uses ASL and BSL to communicate with his foster moms, along with using an augmentative communication device called ProLoQuo2Go, an iPad app into which his moms (and in the future, *Nolan) can program words, phrases, and even sentences, in order to communicate with those who do not sign. He also has cerebral palsy. *Nolan attends classes at ASB, where he learns academics at his own education level, as well as life skills.
PD: *Nolan is getting hippotherapy, wearing a checkered shirt & riding helmet whilst riding a brown horse. 2 workers lead him around the riding ring.
*Mae is blind and used to attend ASB, but now attends a mainstream school in the community, where she attends without an aide (the first child in the home to attend school in the community without a helper!). Other children who are blind have graduated from this school and become successful, productive members of society, and one even works for Microsoft! A big job like this could be something in *Mae’s future if she continues being sponsored. *Mae uses a guide cane to get around and is learning Braille at home. A portion of *Mae’s monthly sponsorship also goes toward her school fees, as Indian schools charge for attendance.
PD: Here’s *Mae on Indian dress-up day at school! Her hair is in 2 tiny pigtails w/ purple flowers. An orange star covers her face, but you can see her smile! She wears a purple top & orange gauze skirt, w/ gold trim. Her l. hand holds the balcony railing & her r. hand is on her hip.
*Teagan attends a local mainstream school in the community and often works alongside *Selah (who attends ASB on-site during the day) after school to develop the skills she learns there, as they are at a similar educational level. They are working on their ABCs, counting, and so much more! *Teagan is super-curious, and is at that quirky stage of life where she likes to interact with adults. Her foster moms report that she will sometimes walk up when adults are having a conversation and ask, “Hi guys, what are you doing?” She loves playing with the family’s cat, Sarabi.
PD: *Teagan swinging on a red swing at the park! She has a blue heart over her face, but you can see her smile! She wears a blue plaid dress & blue flower in her hair.
*Dinah attends ASB and takes classes designed to teach her life skills, personal care, academics at her level, and more! She knows her daily routine and likes to stick to it! She has nystagmus, an eye condition which cases her eyes to shake involuntarily. She does daily eye exercises to help strengthen her vision, as nystagmus can cause low vision. In addition, *Dinah has mild diplegic cerebral palsy. *Dinah is thriving and has the most beautiful, long brown hair! *Dinah works very hard, and has become comfortable interacting with grass (she wasn’t a fan in the past, since there isn’t much grass in Hyderabad for her to experience)! During a trip to a neighborhood park, *Dinah crawled up a grassy hill by herself! This is a major accomplishment, because gross motor skills don’t come as easily to *Dinah.
PD: 4 girls sit facing away from the camera, & all but *Dinah have cute, short haircuts! *Teagan wears a white & purple skirt, *Dinah, whose hair is long & luscious, wears a pink top; Deepa wears a white top; & *Chloe wears a blue jean polka-dot dress.
*Chloe attends ASB, and loves to sing and dance! She attends dance class with her foster sisters and also goes to weekly voice lessons, as stated below. She has very good orientation & mobility skills, and is skilled at using her guide cane to get around! She is also really, really good at reading braille, as featured in the snippet below. She is reading words, sentences, and short books. According to her foster mom:
“*Chloe is 7 years old and is a superstar with learning braille! *Chloe is very quirky and funny, and she always makes people laugh. She goes to weekly singing classes and loves music!”
PD: *Chloe, in a floral dress against a white wall, w/ a huge grin on her face. She is pictured from waist up, w/ her face obscured to protect her identity.
In addition to individual kids, requiring monthly sponsorship, ASB could benefit from additional sponsors in the first place, but a particular sponsor will be having to cancel their sponsorship soon, and they give $50/month toward the school.
Can you help cover this need? Pledge your sponsorship here. ASB will also benefit from any additional sponsors who are available.
PD: Anjali School for the Blind’s logo has the name ‘Anjali’ at the top in red bubble lettering, w/ ‘School for the Blind’ written below in thin black lettering. Above ‘Anjali’ are the Braille letters for A-S-B, also in red.
You can sponsor another child at SCH by using the resources found here. You can offer a sponsorship for any child, school, or general fund for as low as $25/month. 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 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.