HTS BigTop Children's Center for quake survivors

by Half the Sky Foundation

Summary

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.
$136,000
total goal
$133,567
remaining
35
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

The project will help thousands of children displaced or orphaned by the earthquake reclaim their lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​halfthesky.org/​
Half the Sky Foundation
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement

Organization Information

Half the Sky Foundation

Location: Berkeley, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.onesky.org
Project Leader:
Patricia King
Communications Director
Berkeley, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 35 donors like you, a total of $2,433 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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