Last week, seven individuals flew to China for a week on Holt International’s second vision trip! While in China, the vision trip participants spent time with children at Holt’s Peace House in Beijing, and at a child care center in Shangrao, Jiangxi province. They also met families in Holt’s Family Strengthening program in Shanxi province and took part in some sightseeing activities.
The following are beautiful photos from their trip courtesy of Vision Trip member John Keating.
The Peace House (April 9th, 2013)
In 2011, Holt assumed management of the Peace House project, a nurturing foster home where children requiring medical treatment come to stay before and after surgery. Many of the children currently in care are in need of cleft lip and palate repair.
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Family Strengthening Project (April 10th, 2013)
Shangrao Orphanage (April 14th, 2013)
Holt supports foster homes that provide family-like environments for children, most of whom have special needs, to increase the likelihood of placement with a permanent family. The Shangrao project started in July 2005. Currently, most of the children in this project are children with special needs. Some of them are on track to be adopted, while some of them have severe developmental disabilities and are in need of rehabilitation therapy. Holt provides the children’s formula, nutrition/boarding fee, and a stipend for the foster mothers.
Great Wall of China
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