Bringing Aid to Children in China's Orphanages

 

 

CURRENT NEEDS

 

Updated September 2, 2022

 

Below is a list of some of the orphans, Hugging Grannies, teachers and therapists in need.  Sponsors don't need to donate the full amount listed below, as each can have more than one sponsor, so any amount helps.  Small amounts, especially when given monthly, can really add up, and any of these needs can be split up into monthly donations.  Email peggy@altrusa.info if you'd like a link to monthly giving or have any other questions.

 

Attending School in the Community

This is currently our greatest need!  School is starting and we have some orphans that are attending school outside of their institutions!  These orphans still need some support (any amount would help).  I'm still waiting to hear back from some of last year's sponsors but the following orphans are new to our sponsorship or need more this year (for reasons such as moving from high school to college!)

 

Ganzhou:  18 year old girl will be attending Gannan Health Vocational College needs $2016

Jiujiang:  18 year old boy starting Jingchu Institute of Technology needs $2200

Jiujiang:  19 year old girl starting Jiangxi Youth Vocational College needs ~ $2650

Wanzai:  15 year old boy with hydrocephalus starting Wanzai Technical School needs ~ $2000

Xiny:  4 year old boy with congenital heart disease starting kindergarten needs $1616

Xiny:  9 year old girl with developmental delay starting Xinyu Special education School needs $291

Xiny:  6 year old girl with developmental delay starting primary school needs $291

 

 

Pingxiang Special Education Class 

9-year-old blind boy - Needs $86
 

   Ji'an Special Education Teachers

We have three Hugging Grannies at the Ji'an SWI that are working as Special Education Teachers. They volunteer for a full day and get a higher stipend than our other Grannies.  Approximately another $1000 is needed for them for the rest of the year.  Donations of any amount would help.

 

Physical Therapy

Ganzhou:  8-year-old girl with "genetic problems" needs $374

Shangrao (originally from Hengfeng):  9 year old girl with cerebral palsy  needs $431

Shangrao (originally from Hengfeng):  16 year old girl with cognitive impairment needs $343

 

Hugging Grannies

These women provide extra love and attention to the children and also help with rehab exercises and special education.  They are volunteers, but do receive a monthly stipend of $118 per month (but many have more than one sponsor, so any amount can help).  We have Hugging Grannies at these orphanages:

 

Fuzhou

Jian

Jingdezhen

Jiujiang

Leping

Pingxiang

Ruijin

Shangrao

Xinyu

Yichun

Yingtan

 

The Grannies currently in the greatest need are those at Fuzhou and Jingdezhen.

 

We provide

  • Foster care 
  • Hugging Grannies
  • School tuitions
  • Special education teachers
  • Physical therapists
  • Service trips with U.S. professionals providing training to Chinese staff (on hold due to Covid)

...and meet various other needs for children in several orphanages in the Jiangxi province in China.

 

We publish reports from each orphanage twice a year. These reports go to those who have indicated their interest in that particular location. If you'd like to do that, just email us under "Sign up for our newsletters!" at the left.

As you can see, Jiangxi is in the southeast of China. **
 

Our current focus is on special education. Due to the recent regionalization of orphanages (read more here), the institutions have increased populations of children with severe disabilities, and professional special educators have become even more essential.

 

Where in the past we’ve encouraged donors to sponsor a child in foster care, now we’re inviting you to sponsor a child who needs special education. Just as in the past, you’ll receive two reports a year on that child’s progress, while your donation goes to pay the professionally-trained teacher’s salary.

 

To sponsor a child, or get more information and photos, please email Peggy. To learn more about our special education efforts, click here.

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