Project impact: RMB650 million
The average income of the villagers increased by over 7x and more than 90% of the village population’s income was increased above the poverty line.
With funding from two Sky3 Seed programs, the journalist Jie Chen reported the story about children from the cliff village who climb a dangerous rattan ladder to go to school. The story titled “Village on the Cliff” was published in The Beijing News on May 24, 2016 and it drew significant attention from both the government and society-at-large, who worked together to improve the cliff village’s welfare.
Project impact: RMB2.85 million
As of the July, 2018, the Pockets of Rainbows art program had conducted 8 sessions involving 71 cities in 18 provinces. The program reached 367 schools and 9 communities, representing a total of approximately 46,000 children.
Over 70 million rural children and left-behind children (whose parents move to cities in search of work) are lacking in arts education. They are typically only taught Chinese and math, with virtually no access to other courses. The education project, “Pockets of Rainbows”, which the Sky3 Seed Foundation designed in conjunction with the Maitian Education Foundation, has gained tremendous success since its pilot courses. The amazing creativity of these children has surprised and inspired people everywhere.
Project impact: to be determined.
The target is to create an independent Children’s hospice system in the next three years, with a presence in 10 cities within five years with 30 hospice facilities.
When no medical treatments are able to save a young life, what more can we do? To help these children leave this world with dignity, Sky3 Seed participated in the preparation of China’s first children’s hospice care ward. Besides pain relief, a very important function of hospice care is to help the living to slowly accept and adapt to the process, so there’s more time for farewell and fewer regrets.