GuMin the Brave!

These days, five-year-old GuMin is a lively boy with sparkling eyes, but on his first day in the Little Sisters Preschool class, he was so scared he just sat on a chair and looked around him with big, fearful eyes. Even when his classmates and I tried to interest him in a toy or activity, he didn’t say a word.

To help him become familiar with this new environment and feel more secure, I played games with him each day and we had a snack together. Gradually, he began to trust me and become attached to me. One day, at snack time, he asked me for an apple. I was so happy. He was talking!

A Smile in Everyone's Heart

Four-year-old Caishu is a beloved member of her Sisters Preschool class. Although she is deaf and does not speak, her eyes communicate volumes about her spirited intelligence. Wherever she goes, her smile lights up the room.

Caishu wasn’t always a secure and happy child. When she first entered the Little Sisters Program at her institution, she was scared and shut down. Her face registered almost no expression and she pulled away from anyone who came close. She was unable to communicate her most basic needs, such as needing to use the bathroom.

Loving Junpeng

Junpeng was just five months old when he entered Infant Nurture Program and met Nanny Shang. The first time she held the little boy, who was developmentally delayed, in her arms, she told him softly, “I will take very good care of you.” It didn’t take long before he was firmly attached to her. When she entered the room, his face would light up. When he was tired or irritable, only she could calm him with hugs and kisses. When she paid attention to other children, he was very jealous. But when she danced with him, he would laugh so hard you could see all six of his brand new teeth. He was no longer alone in the world.

In BingBing's Hands

I met BingBing the day she started preschool. All the other children gathered around her and wanted to shake hands with her. But she hid her hands behind her back and looked like she would cry. She was born with cleft hands.

At first, BingBing would not participate in any activities. But I stayed beside her. One day, when the children were doing an art activity, I put a small bowl of glue near her and asked her, “What does it feel like?” She touched the glue and drew her hand back quickly. “Is it sticky?” I prodded. This time when she touched it, she did not pull away. Instead, she smiled and nodded.

BoYuan: One of Thousands

This International Children’s Day, we’d like to share the story of one special child whose life has been transformed through Half the Sky.

BoYuan was born with anal atresia, which requires surgery as soon as possible after birth. He had surgery at a local hospital when he was several days old, but the surgery wasn’t done well and post-op care was extremely difficult. His wounds became infected. Luckily, the institution had somewhere to turn. The China Care Home.

Chunhui Children’s Foundation Successful Fundraising Gala

Love passed on from Half the Sky Foundation (HTS) to Chunhui Children’s Foundation (CHBA) as Chunhui gradually takes over Half the Sky’s programs.
Beijing—2013-9-6. Chunhui's first Annual Gala took place on September 6th . Hosted by famous Chinese MC Ms. Yang Lan and Mr. Cui Yongyuan, 260 honored guests attended the successful event that marked Chunhui’s public debut as a foundation dedicated to providing care for China’s disadvantaged children.

Wenjie's Recovery

When two and a half year old Wenje returned to the institution after having surgery for hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid inside the skull) he was sad.

In order to help him with his transition back to the institution, his nanny spent lots of time holding him in her arms and speaking lovingly to him. She also took him to the activity room every day, where they read books and played games together.

A Beijing Photo Walks Scavenger Hunt

Beijing Photo Walks, a photography club in Beijing with over 200 members, held its first Photo Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, 22 June. 16 participants took part in this exciting event that raised 2,500 RMB ($408) for ChunHui Bo’Ai Children’s Foundation’s programs for disadvantaged children.

ChunHui’s advancement manager Peggy Peng, finance controler Theresa Wang, and program manager Elizabeth Tang were invited to the event to represent the Foundation. Peggy gave a short presentation about ChunHui’s history and programs. Many kind hearted participants asked questions after the presentation that Peggy was happy to answer.