Education  China Project #18380

Help sponsor a foster family in China

by OneSky
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China
Help sponsor a foster family in China

Project Report | Jun 6, 2024
Courage and Compassion: Du Huikun

By Louis Luo | Communications Manager, China

In April 2016, a relative introduced Du Huikun to foster motherhood through OneSky's Family Village program. Despite initial insecurities, her desire for a new purpose outweighed any doubts. She candidly admitted, "I was very nervous knowing I would become a mom for several orphaned children." The day she first met the children in their new apartment she felt overwhelmingly anxious but found comfort knowing this marked the beginning of her new mission: to help children not just survive but thrive. Shortly after, Huikun enrolled in OneSky’s comprehensive training sessions which educated her on: rehabilitation exercises for physical therapy, insights into effective communication with children with special needs, and understanding healthy diet and lifestyle routines.

Huikun found that caring for special-needs children was particularly impactful for her. She emphasized how meaningful it was for her to provide support for a toddler with clubbed feet and a boy with Down syndrome through daily physical exercise and dietary regimens. Over time, OneSky's training helped Huikun overcome her worries, providing her with the essential skills and confidence needed to be a foster mom. Her husband, Shaobo, also plays an active role in their children's lives. Huikun fondly recalled a time when they had several younger children who couldn't walk. "Every time we went out, my husband willingly carried them on his back without any complaints, and they always had a great time together. He is incredibly supportive of my work!"

Shangli, a OneSky mentor overseeing the family program, speaks highly of Huikun's dedication. "She meticulously observes the children and promptly attends to their needs. She ensures that the house is always clean and tidy, creating a sweet and warm home where the children thrive.

Even in the face of challenges and stress, she remains remarkably calm. Above all, Huikun demonstrates a generous spirit in her teamwork and willingness to assist other moms."

Over the years, the couple has opened their hearts and home to 19 children and through that time Huikun has accumulated a wealth of parenting lessons. She emphasizes the importance of celebrating each child's accomplishments and providing encouragement during moments of sadness or pain. As we dive into Huikun's remarkable journey, we witness not only the personal challenges she conquered but the profound impact she has made on the lives of these children. "Every time the children call me 'Mama' with bright smiles, my heart is bursting with pride. I love them, and this work of caring for vulnerable children is the most meaningful thing I could do," Huikun emphasizes. Her story embodies courage, strength and boundless love that all OneSky foster mothers bring to our next generation.

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Feb 5, 2024
For the Love of Family

By Louis Luo | Communications Manager, China

Oct 9, 2023
Foster Parents Find Meaning and Happy Memories

By Louis Luo | Communications Manager, China

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Location: Berkeley, California - USA
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OneSky for all children
Berkeley , California United States
$13,524 raised of $15,000 goal
 
431 donations
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