Half the Sky is painting a million rainbows across China – one for every orphaned child.
The Rainbow Program, a groundbreaking plan to reach every orphaned child by training caregivers all over the country, was launched on Children’s Day, 2011 at the Great Hall of the People. For a few hours we celebrated and sang together to mark a whole new chapter for orphan care in China.
After that lovely celebration came the hard work of organizing trainings in six provinces every year for five years. In each province Half the Sky and our government partners hold introductory trainings (more theory than practice). Then our Child Development Experts follow up with in-depth trainings (more practice than theory) in the same six provinces.
To provide more support for the process of transforming institutional care, Half the Sky is also holding two national Directors’ Workshops every year. These workshops help prepare orphanage administrators to assume full responsibility for their new and existing Half the Sky-inspired programs.
As the Rainbow Program rolls out, Half the Sky's goal to bring caring adults into the lives of each of China's orphaned children comes ever closer.
A million children. A million rainbows....