Start from The Ground up, Develop Education and Related Programs in China

We had seen that students in mainland China, despite having a real thirst for knowledge, were not able to attend school because of their families’ inability to bear the costs.  The founding volunteers of our organization took on a mission to nourish the young, established Sowers Action and dedicated its effort to provide assistance and improve access to education in mainland China.  In 1993, Sowers Action learned that a child fell to his death from the second floor of a broken-down wood-frame school building.  Soon after, these volunteers started to plan and implement school construction projects, and later expanded into other programs related to the running of schools.

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.