We finished 2015 with some huge accomplishments. These include the traning of 706 people in family placement, financially supporting 1250 children back in families and continuing our partnership with two nations.
Towards the end of the year we hosted two events on behalf of Care for children. The first was 'One Day for Orphans' in Chiang Mai, Thailand and the second was our Christmas Fundraising Ball in London. Both gathered an influential guest list around caring for the orphan. It was a great way to end the year!
As we look ahead to 2016, there are many exciting activities planned as we progress with our work in Asia. We want to share some of those with you:
In April we will host the Family First National Conference in Beijing where leaders of governments from around Asia will gather to learn more about our model and the importance of family care. The theme for the conference is ‘The journey to permanence’.
After three years, we will complete our national foster care research project in China – the first of its kind, and commissioned by the Chinese government.
The Thai project will publish their new, culturally relevant, government-endorsed Thai Training materials after two years of developing them.
The new National Foster Care Project in Thailand will accelerate from 5 project sites to 15 throughout the country.
We will host international study visits and learning exchange programmes for orphanage staff and government delegates, expanding their understanding and vision for the future of child welfare in their own countries.
Our Founder and Executive Director, Robert Glover OBE will receive an honorary doctorate from Nyack College, New York in May.
In November we will gather influential leaders from around the world in America for our third annual event: One Day for Orphans.
In China, we aim to help place an estimated 9,800 children into families and train 500 people in family placement care.
In Thailand, we aim to financially support up to 330 children in families, and train over 100 orphanage and government staff in family placement to place ‘000s more children into families.
We will continue to make progress to launch new projects in Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia, starting with our research trip to Vietnam this year. This will open up the opportunity to help hundreds of thousands of more vulnerable children.Attachments: