TARGET GROUP: DE FACTO ORPHANS
Due to severe disability, serious illnesses, imprisonment, compulsory isolation for drug rehabilitation, disappearance or missing of parents, some families have no ability or willingness to raise their children, which makes these children lack effective guardianship and care, live in poverty and lack family care for a long period of time.
Providing replacement nursing services to de facto orphans based on the situation of the child's family
Setting up child welfare directors who will discover the problems encountered by de facto orphans in a timely manner, integrating resources, and providing effective assistance.
Providing daily food and clothing and daily care for de facto orphans.
Taking joint actions with local civil affairs departments, changing the caregivers/transferring to child welfare institutions and boarding schools.
In 2019, the program arranged 65 daily caregivers in Bengbu, Anhui to provide daily food and drink, personal hygiene and other care services for 75 de facto orphans; in Zhongwei, Ningxia, the program equipped local child service institutions with professional social workers to provide centralized fostering for 20 de facto orphans ; In Zhenxiong of Yunnan, Liangshan of Sichuan, and Chengduo of Qinghai, the program provided child care service training for the families of de facto orphans, and assisted families in raising children. Currently, the program has covered 2,566 de facto orphans.
TARGET GROUP: CHILDREN OF NEEDY FAMILIES
Difficulties in children’s life and schooling due to family difficulties
The children lack living materials which lead to malnutrition, poor hygiene habits, and difficulties in basic life
The children lack tuitions, fees and school supplies, resulting in dropouts, weariness and poor academic performance
Building a child welfare service network, discovering children in difficulty and their needs, providing basic life support, school assistance and other emergency assistance and support protection for the children in difficulty, and helping them solve their urgent needs and get rid of the dilemma of survival.
In 2019, the program provided 11,002 person-times of personalized assistance to children in difficulty: it provided 10,447 times of survival assistance services for children facing basic survival problems such as food packs, hygiene kits, winter clothes, and quilts; it provided student assistance services such as tuitions and miscellaneous fees for 555 dropouts or children about to become dropouts.