Care for Women
The “Hengai Mothers” project was initiated in 2015. With the “backbone” mothers in Fujian Province as support objects, the project cooperated with grassroots public-spirited social organizations that developed from volunteer teams in empowering the mothers by granting inspirational funds to them and tapping their potential and mobilizing their internal and external resources in the manner of direct service delivery, referral and resource integration after clarifying their life conditions and needs so that they could solve all the problems they faced with their own efforts and support from the outside world.
By the end of 2019, the “Hengai Mothers” project had extended to 7 prefecture-level cities, 30 districts and counties and 185 towns in Jiangxi Province, with a total of 730 mothers, as well as 189 children of some mothers’, and 76 mothers receiving employment skills training. Meanwhile, a total of 7.66 million yuan had been invested in the project.
Initiated in 2018 by the Fujian Highsun Foundation, the “Local Sister Companion—Rural Women Self-Organization Support Program” aims to find out and develop rural women’s self-organizations so that they can achieve growth and development on their own, thus being able to solve all problems faced by them.
This program is aimed at looking for the women’s self-organizations rooted in rural Fujian and committed to solving rural problems so as to provide them with diversified supporting services, such as capacity building, follow-up companionship, social network communication platform and small funds, to help rural women achieve continuous growth and development while they change themselves and serve the countryside.
By June 2020, the program had been extended to cover more than 350 women in 39 women’s self-organizations from 37 villages in 34 towns of 22 districts and counties of 7 cities. The Foundation had held 39 events under the theme of team development, activity design, village development, etc., including training, study tour and sharing session, which were attended by more than 2,200 people. The women’s self-organizations had held more than 1,000 events and served more than 19,600 villagers, including old people and adolescents. They had also done a lot in cultural protection and environmental beautification.