This post will consist of all the children who live at the newly-renovated Truth Home in Ongole, where there are 2 foster homes: Truth Yellow and Truth Orange. Sponsorship helps SCH to be able to secure the proper medical care, as well as all the other essentials for living the happiest, healthiest life possible.
From the Truth Home sponsorship page:
Truth Home reopened its doors the beginning of the summer 2017, and serves as a home to our boys in Ongole[, many] with Cerebral Palsy. About half of our Truth Home boys attend school off-site, while the rest receive on-site tutoring and one-on-one physical therapy. Truth Home was originally one of SCH’s first homes, but was then closed as the majority of our children shifted to Faith Home – today, Truth Home has reopened to better accommodate the needs of our boys and young men.
*Brent is an active, affectionate boy who had a sensitive medical need which was corrected surgically. He is fun-loving and has an infectious laugh and sense of humor. Needs $215/month. Sponsor here.
*Ezra has CP and epilepsy, and is a wheelchair user. He is always joyful at home! However, *Ezra also loves to go on trips, play in water, and be held. Needs $270/month. Sponsor here.
*Isaac has nystagmus, a rapid involuntary movement of the eyes 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. Needs $335/month (currently unsponsored). Sponsor here.
*Jason is affected by hearing loss and has hearing aids to assist him. He is described as a sweet, outgoing young man who is curious, rowdy, confident, and brave. You can often find *Jason learning about the newest types of technology! Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.
*Jasper has spastic quadriplegic CP and kyphosis. He is a quiet sweetheart who loves being tickled! He loves the sound of autos (taxis), being outside, and being held. Needs $270/month. Sponsor here.
*Joshua has CP and uses a custom wheelchair! *Josh has Alopecia, or hair loss, and has been lovingly described as his home’s ‘Charlie Brown’. He’s not grouchy though, no way! *Josh has a beautiful smile. He loves to be sung to and spoken to, and makes his needs known, though he is non-verbal. Needs $275/month. Sponsor here.
*Nathan has CP, for which he uses a wheelchair; he also has epilepsy and an intellectual disability. He is described as always gentle, peaceful, and calm. He has come a long way, and loves to sit outside in the evenings to watch nature. He attends special education classes on-site at his home and also receives regular physical therapy. Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.
*Palmer has autism and a mild intellectual delay. He is described as a fun, playful, and active boy who is bursting with energy. *Palmer loves to be challenged, excels in school, and loves to play tag and color. Needs $200/month. Sponsor here.
*Silas has cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He is an exuberant young boy who loves playing water games. He is a smiley, mischievous, happy little boy who steals the heart of everyone he meets. *Silas loves to spend time with his friends and play with colorful toys. Needs just $50/month more! 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! Needs $260/month. Sponsor here.
*Asher recently moved to Truth Home! *Asher is completely blind, and takes meds to reduce epilepsy. He is described as a giggly, lovable little guy who loves to be danced with, swung around, and bounced.
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!