Day 20 - Lifeskills Education Program at ICC's Hengyang Project
ICC’s Hengyang Project is a model of the way orphanage life can be transformed to better meet the needs of the children in state care. Today's focus is on the lifeskills education program at Hengyang. Your gift allows our children in Hengyang to broaden their horizons by enjoying special education outings that will teach them life skills. In the summer, we like to take our children swimming in the public pool, teach them how to buy groceries at a local market (learn to count money and to communicate to the shopkeeper), and have a picnic in the park, learn how to take public transport (bus), etc. This may sound easy to most, but when you have a disability, these simple tasks take extra effort and require some intentional learning, and most of all OPPORTUNITY!
This is our third focus on International China Concern as part of Forty Days. If you missed the first two, please learn more about this really special (and rare) organization at Day 9 and Day 14. The older children's group homes in the community are particularly inspiring to me as it is a dream I have to give all older orphans the chance to learn how to live independently. ICC is doing that today. Would you please partner with them, even in a small way? They are asking for $720 to fund school activities and outings for a full year. For $15 you can partner with ICC and fund one week of programs. Better yet, make a contribution of $60 and sponsor a whole month of lifeskills education activities. Let's see if together we can fully fund this program today.
Learn More About ICC
For 20 years, International China Concern (ICC) has been changing lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled.
Located in Changsha, Hengyang and Sanmenxia, ICC rescues kids and provides homes, love, nutrition, education, therapy, medical care and vocational training – in many cases for life. ICC also helps prevent abandonment through our Community Outreach project. www.chinaconcern.org.
Click here to learn more about ICC: http://www.chinaconcern.org/our-story
See how your donation changes lives: http://www.chinaconcern.org/meet-our-kids