This project provides Chinese teenage orphans life and vocational skills training. Orphans also live in intimate family settings where they develop positive self identities and values.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In China, orphans are faced with: 1) Insufficient welfare support; 2) Unmet physical and emotional needs; 3) Unaffordable education and medical expenses. These factors often force orphans to find work in low-income, labor-intensive jobs, to live on the streets, or remain dependent on the welfare system. Ultimately, orphans lose out on education opportunities and find themselves trapped in a vicious cycle. They spend their entire lives struggling to meet their most basic needs.
How will this project solve this problem?
We provide Chinese teenage orphans with hope through life and vocational skills training. Orphans are also provided housing in intimate family settings where they develop positive self identities and values.
Potential Long Term Impact
Students leave the program with increased confidence, self-awareness, and tangible life and vocational skills that will prepare them to become self-sufficient and contributing members of society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $145
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 $145 . The original project funding goal was $93,250.