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Half The Sky Foundation Australia Limited

Contact

Name: contactau@halfthesky.org

Email: contactau@halfthesky.org.au

Address

PO Box 8850

Armadale

Melbourne 3143

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Our Mission / Objective

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No child should be alone in the world.

Half the Sky Foundation Australia supports an innovative and comprehensive methodology for the care of abandoned and disadvantaged children that was pioneered by US-founded Half the Sky Foundation.

That care is based on the simple yet profound principle that in order to thrive, every child, including those who have lost their families, need nurture as well as food, clothing and shelter.

Children belong in families. The experience of forming emotional bonds with a caring adult is essential for a child’s healthy development.

A small child’s experiences dictate how her brain is wired. Each stimulus – each kiss, each story, each sunset, each smile – promotes the development of brain cells (neurons.) Holding and stroking an infant stimulates the brain to release growth hormones. A child who lacks connection with a caring adult will often fail to thrive.

Still – such a life can be turned around. And the earlier we begin the better.

The purpose of all of our projects is to provide the love of family to children who, for whatever reason, have lost what should be every child’s birthright – somebody who cares.

How are children’s lives transformed?

Half the Sky’s responsive, child-centered approach focuses on nurturing the whole child. It draws from the Western Reggio Emilia approach to enhancing each individual child’s development and from the Chinese educational mandate that children learn about the arts, the sciences, language, social development and health.

The goal is to prepare children to enter society at an intellectual and social level with their peers while surrounding them with a stimulating, healthy emotional environment.

Adapted to each developmental stage, our approach offers continuity of nurturing care, from birth to young adulthood.

Happily, that approach is now being shared with child welfare workers across China, including Hunan and Yunnan provinces thanks to the support of Half the Sky Australia’s generous donors.

Projects in Progress

Our Changsha Project

The Changsha Project, launched in 2011, funded the establishment of a model Half the Sky Children’s Centre and Family Village, including training facility, in Changsha, Hunan Province, and continues to fund its operations. In November 2014, it also launched its first Seed Site in Xiangtan. Read more

Our Kunming Project

The Kunming Project, which launched in July 2014, comprises the establishment and operation of a new Half the Sky Model Children’s Centre and Training Facility in Kunming, Yunnan Province. Read more

 

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

137 332 364

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

General Donations

Australian donors can choose from a number of Giving Options for their tax-deductible gift*, including Sponsoring a Child or Family, making a gift in any amount, or becoming one of our highly valued Guardians or Honorary Patrons. Or if you would like to make a one-time donation, click here.

Other ways of Giving – Click Here to Learn More

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Want to use your skills, drive and passion to help make life better for China’s orphans?  We’re looking for you!

Volunteer Fundraising

Our fundraising volunteers create their own fundraising events and online fundraising pages at the Half the Sky Australia cause page on the Go Fundraise website. Leverage your online and offline networks to help HTSA turn orphaned children’s lives around!

Volunteering in China

Every year, we offer limited volunteer opportunities for students 15-21 years old and Chinese adoptees at the Chunhui China Care Home in Beijing. Stay tuned for details about our July/August 2015 trip, and in the meantime, if you have questions feel free to contact us. (We are unable to arrange any other volunteering in China).

Volunteering in Australia

Would you like to gain experience working with an Australian non-profit while making a difference in the lives of orphaned children? From time to time, we have positions for volunteers who would like to help with administrative and fundraising projects.

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

facebook icon

Instagram_App_Large_May2016_200

 

 

 

 

No child should be alone in the world.

Half the Sky Foundation Australia supports an innovative and comprehensive methodology for the care of abandoned and disadvantaged children that was pioneered by US-founded Half the Sky Foundation.

That care is based on the simple yet profound principle that in order to thrive, every child, including those who have lost their families, need nurture as well as food, clothing and shelter.

Children belong in families. The experience of forming emotional bonds with a caring adult is essential for a child’s healthy development.

A small child’s experiences dictate how her brain is wired. Each stimulus – each kiss, each story, each sunset, each smile – promotes the development of brain cells (neurons.) Holding and stroking an infant stimulates the brain to release growth hormones. A child who lacks connection with a caring adult will often fail to thrive.

Still – such a life can be turned around. And the earlier we begin the better.

The purpose of all of our projects is to provide the love of family to children who, for whatever reason, have lost what should be every child’s birthright – somebody who cares.

How are children’s lives transformed?

Half the Sky’s responsive, child-centered approach focuses on nurturing the whole child. It draws from the Western Reggio Emilia approach to enhancing each individual child’s development and from the Chinese educational mandate that children learn about the arts, the sciences, language, social development and health.

The goal is to prepare children to enter society at an intellectual and social level with their peers while surrounding them with a stimulating, healthy emotional environment.

Adapted to each developmental stage, our approach offers continuity of nurturing care, from birth to young adulthood.

Happily, that approach is now being shared with child welfare workers across China, including Hunan and Yunnan provinces thanks to the support of Half the Sky Australia’s generous donors.

Projects in Progress

Our Changsha Project

The Changsha Project, launched in 2011, funded the establishment of a model Half the Sky Children’s Centre and Family Village, including training facility, in Changsha, Hunan Province, and continues to fund its operations. In November 2014, it also launched its first Seed Site in Xiangtan. Read more

Our Kunming Project

The Kunming Project, which launched in July 2014, comprises the establishment and operation of a new Half the Sky Model Children’s Centre and Training Facility in Kunming, Yunnan Province. Read more

 

Our People

Registration Information

ABN

137 332 364

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

General Donations

Australian donors can choose from a number of Giving Options for their tax-deductible gift*, including Sponsoring a Child or Family, making a gift in any amount, or becoming one of our highly valued Guardians or Honorary Patrons. Or if you would like to make a one-time donation, click here.

Other ways of Giving – Click Here to Learn More

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Want to use your skills, drive and passion to help make life better for China’s orphans?  We’re looking for you!

Volunteer Fundraising

Our fundraising volunteers create their own fundraising events and online fundraising pages at the Half the Sky Australia cause page on the Go Fundraise website. Leverage your online and offline networks to help HTSA turn orphaned children’s lives around!

Volunteering in China

Every year, we offer limited volunteer opportunities for students 15-21 years old and Chinese adoptees at the Chunhui China Care Home in Beijing. Stay tuned for details about our July/August 2015 trip, and in the meantime, if you have questions feel free to contact us. (We are unable to arrange any other volunteering in China).

Volunteering in Australia

Would you like to gain experience working with an Australian non-profit while making a difference in the lives of orphaned children? From time to time, we have positions for volunteers who would like to help with administrative and fundraising projects.

Our Annual Reports

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