Start from The Ground up, Develop Education and Related Programs in China
Improving education is a long-term commitment that requires much planning, involving more than just having a physical school, teachers and students. As a result, Sowers Action took on a next step in 1999 to develop other enhancement projects, including training for teachers and special needs education fill the void.
In 2013, to address the urgent needs to provide care for orphans and children living in poverty, we launched a Children Home program and opened our first home in Yunnan. In these children homes, we adopt a whole-person education philosophy in their upbringing. In addition to providing for their basic needs, we pay special attention to developing their ethics and manners, sense of societal belonging, and physical and intellectual growth. In doing so, we want to make sure that they have good personal values and conducts, as well as practical skills to be able to integrate into and contribute to society. For children with special needs, our children homes have dedicated staff to give rehabilitation and mental health guidance to assist them.
From China to the World
In addition, we act as a platform, matching resources to support continuous development for the needy. Sowers Action will continue to apply its tried and true practices on program implementations – conduct local inspection to evaluate needs, fund and manage projects directly, and oversee long term follow ups and audits to assess project impact. We aim to provide equitable education access to children and sustainable development to communities in needs.
From Education Assistance to Community Services
As a result, Sowers Action launch a “comprehensive assistance” program that includes infrastructure building, education and child welfare, and other projects that benefit the community (without limitations on age group or program type). However, in balancing our efforts, we aim to give priority on projects that focus on education and child welfare, this emphasis falls in line with our founding vision to “transform baggage attributed to human population into human capital and resources” through education. This does not, however, preclude Sowers Action in participating in poverty alleviation projects, especially when such program will simultaneously and ultimately help to improve education, our most concerned causes.