Funds will be used to set up and operate for 2 years one of 10 Half the Sky BigTop Children's Centers in Sichuan relief camps with preschools, therapeutic after-school activities, & emotional support.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Children who suffer trauma and loss are vulnerable not just in the first dark hours and days after a tragedy, but also in later months - even years when, they fear, the world has forgotten them. Half the Sky's BigTop Children's Activity Centers located in refugee settlements in Dujiangyuan near the earthquake's epicenter will provide long-term support for the children of Sichuan. Locally hired caregivers who receive ongoing training will remain long after disaster volunteers have dispersed.
How will this project solve this problem?
Trained caregivers offer fun activities, including artwork and music, as well as counseling at cheery BigTop Children's Activity Centers designed to be oases for the youngest victims of the earthquake.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will help thousands of children displaced or orphaned by the earthquake reclaim their lives.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,433
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,433 . The original project funding goal was $136,000.