Bringing Aid to Children in China's Orphanages

 

 

CURRENT NEEDS

 

Updated May 7, 2022

 

Below is a list 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.

 

                                                                                

Foster Care in a Small Group Home at Jingdezhen:  

15 year old boy with Down Syndrome - Needs $214

15 year old boy who has Cerebral Palsy and no toes on right foot - Needs $191

 

Yichun Special Education Class

(some are originally from the Fengcheng SWI)

10-year-old boy with developmental delay – Needs $56

 

Jingdezhen Special Education Class

19 year old boy with cerebral palsy – Needs $338

 

Pingxiang Special Education Class 

15-year-old girl with Down Syndrome -Needs $124
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.  A total of $2000 is needed for them for the rest of the year.  Donations of any amount would help.

 

Physical Therapy

Shangrao:  13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy needs $300

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

 

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, Jingdezhen, Jiujiang and Shangrao (this Granny is a Shangrao orphan we sponsored through nursing school).

 

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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