Press Release: Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund Grant $32,075 to Support Underprivileged Mothers and Children in East Asia
Social Worker Support Project and Smart Mom Program Will Help Families in Gansu and Hong Kong
Contact: Nancy Nguyen, Executive Director
LOS ALTOS, Calif.—Chao Foundation and Transparent Fish Fund are pleased to announce a new grant of $35,075 to Changing Young Lives to support left-behind children in Gansu, China and underprivileged mothers in Hong Kong.
Changing Young Lives will use $19,325 of the grant for the Social Worker Support Project, which supports left-behind children in Dahsu, Gansu. They will use $15,750 for the Smart Mom Program, which promotes family cohesiveness for underprivileged mothers and children in Hong Kong.
Changing Young Lives Foundation is a Hong Kong registered charity striving to identify underprivileged children, youths and their families in Hong Kong and mainland China and change their lives for the better. "Smart Mom" is a support program for underprivileged mothers on childcare and family cohesiveness.
With the generous support of Transparent Fish Fund, “Smart Mom” has launched various self-enhancement learning classes, parent education workshops, parent-child activities as well as playgroups for single and underprivileged mothers. These activities help strengthen the mothers’ social skills, realize their potentials, broaden their visions and social networks, and improve parent-child communication skills. The overall family relationship will be enhanced through increased problem solving ability and family cohesiveness. The mutual support among these families will also be strengthened.
Parent Education Workshops
Experienced instructors use different activities such as crafts, playing card games and video sharing to illustrate how to facilitate harmonious parent-child relationships. The mothers gain insights and share their difficulties on communicating with their children. They are encouraged and supported each other through the process.
Changing Young Lives Foundation is a Hong Kong registered charity striving to identify underprivileged children, youths and their families in Hong Kong and mainland China and change their lives for the better.
The School Social Worker Support Project aims to support the psycho-social well-being of left-behind children in Dongxiang County, Gansu. Tailor-made extracurricular activities are organized for students including interest courses, field trips and special events. Furthermore, counselling service and home visits by social workers provide mental support to the children and their parents.
Over the last few months, the school social worker has collected students’ personal information for building the database of left-behind children in Dongxiang Township. This will help the long-term project planning for community development.
Changing Young Lives Foundation, a Hong Kong registered charity strive to identify underprivileged children, youths and their families in Hong Kong and mainland China and change their lives for the better.
Daotanghe Central Boarding School is a large primary school in a small town in Qinghai. Most of their students are Tibetan and struggle with language since classes are taught using Mandarin curriculum. Students and teachers are working hard to close this gap. The school for the most part is poor and do not have facilities to run properly. Right now, we are also working hard to improve the infrastructure of the campus. They desperately need a central heating system for their students.The heating supply project is crucial for the students in the winter.
This is the old boiler in use, covering a large part of school. But it is just rented only and needs to be returned this year.
They haven't had much warmth in their school with their old boiler, but after it is returned, the children will be in classrooms without any heating.
Our project will be completed right on time to help the students before the coming winter.
We have a new partner organization -- Changing Young Lives Foundation, a Hong Kong registered charity striving to identify underprivileged children, youths and their families in Hong Kong and mainland China and change their lives for the better. We are supporting their project to supply heat for schools in Qinghai, China.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(via CYLF News Release)
Hong Kong, 10th June 2014 –
Changing Young Lives Foundation (CYLF) is delighted to announce its collaboration with Transparent Fish Fund. Striving to improve the quality of education for children in impoverished areas of mainland China, CYLF is most grateful to have Transparent Fish Fund’s sponsorship of a heating supply project for Daotanghe Central Boarding School in Qinghai, where the students are desperately in need of heating supply for the winter. This project will equip the school with the necessary heating facilities to provide the students with warm classrooms. The children would otherwise have to study in chilly weather with temperature as low as -30 degree Celsius.
CYLF’s Executive Director Tammy Leung says, “We depend solely on public support and donations, by choice, we do not receive government subvention so as to remain flexible in developing our programmes to meet the imminent needs of children and youth, both in Hong Kong and the mainland. The support of Transparent Fish Fund is most significant to help us maintain and develop our services”.
Changing Young Lives Foundation is one of the few first charities working in Qinghai and over the decade has supported the continuous development of 18 primary and secondary schools in terms of school reconstruction, building of dormitory, canteen and solar bathroom, clean water supply, healthcare and hygiene improvement, as well as teacher training and medical support.
Together with our support to 3 other project schools in Guangxi and Gansu, we endeavour to help enhance the learning, boarding and teaching environment in the deprived rural regions of mainland China. CYLF is proud to become a trustworthy partner of Transparent Fish Fund which emphasizes the transparency and accountability of the organizations it supports, and supports the capacity building of selected NGOs. We look forward to a continuous partnership in building a better future for children in the mainland.
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