Growing Up Happily – Sum Sum
“Ground Floor, first floor, second floor,” Sum Sum repeats after her tutor. She is attending an English learning class at the Mongkok Service Centre and her sister Ting Ting is also in the centre stacking Lego with other children. When Sum Sum first came to Hong Kong, her language ability was far behind that of her peers, and due to long working hours, her parents were unable to care for her and her sister. But Christian Action was there to help! Sum Sum joined the daily after-school Learning and Support Programme and came to the centre with Ting Ting to participate in extracurricular activities during school holidays.
Their parents work hard for a better living, but sadly, meager wages and unstable income have them living below the poverty line. We helped the family to apply for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) and continually encourage their desire to be self-reliant. Christian Action also distributes fresh food packages regularly to ensure both girls have adequate nutrition and a balanced diet during their developmental years. With Christian Action’s care and support, Sum Sum and Ting Ting are growing up healthily and happily.
HK$500 a month provides after school care for an underprivileged child in Hong Kong.
Yan Yan receives a life-changing ability!
Yan Yan came to Xining Children’s Home, co-managed by Qinghai Provincial Government and Christian Action, a few days after birth. She was born with an absence of external ears and an abnormality which affected her skull development. In order to fully understand her situation, we arranged a medical examination for her in Hong Kong when she was 4 months old. She was soon fitted with a hearing aid to improve her hearing ability and prepare her for language development in the years to come. Yan Yan is currently living with a loving foster family and utters new words daily!
Yan Yan has a long journey ahead, including speech-language pathology and orthopaedic surgery. We will continue to observe her progress and ensure she receives quality love and care.
For a monthly donation of HK$400, a disabled orphan can receive rehabilitation therapy for one month.
For a monthly donation of HK$250, a disabled orphan can receive special education for one month.