The Fungong Forster Care North Project was established in 2004 to serve communities in the Nujiang valley, Yunnan Province, China.
Our foster care services helps orphans and their foster families meet their basic needs, receive better education opportunities and skill development for a better future. The project also purposes to establish trained and experienced village women in foster care principles and practices in these rural communities. Currently, there are 69 orphans in 48 foster homes, over 33 rural villages, with 30 foster home care visitors trained. The project is in its 4th year of operation. This extremely poor region has many orphans because of disease and mountain accidents to parents. A recent external project evaluation indicates that the impact of the project on the orphans, foster families and community has been positive. As the project expands into other townships it aims for increased sustainability.
Our foster care project for orphans will make a difference in the lives of the orphans and foster families in the following way:
1)by offering education assistance to enable more students to continue studies beyond the 1st nine years required by the government. Education is important to a better future for orphans and to development in the area.
2)by ensuring orphans and their foster families’ basic needs are met.
3)by ensuring the children are healthy and safe in homes with loving foster families (relatives), and where emotional needs and adjustments are addressed.
4)by providing vocational training skills to older orphans that can generate income.
5)by ensuring there is village level assistance and relationship for orphans and foster families through the extension services of trained village women living in the community.