Half The Sky Foundation provides individual nurture and stimulation for babies, innovative preschools that encourage an early love of learning, personalized learning opportunities for older children, and loving — and most important, permanent — foster homes for children whose special needs will keep them from being adopted.

The time they spend in the institution, many months at least and often many years, has a tremendous impact on orphaned children’s long term development.

For the children who will never be adopted, Half the Sky programs are the closest thing they will ever receive to the love and support of a birth family.  Orphanage caregivers are too often over-worked and under-trained.  Too often, there is no one else to provide the children with the developmental opportunities (and love!) that every child needs and deserves.


Thousands of children are now enrolled in Half the Sky programs to provide love and hope for orphaned children.  Since Half the Sky began its work in China in 2000, more than forty thousand children have benefited from one or more of these five innovative programs:

1. The Baby Sisters Infant Nurture Program

Half the Sky employs, trains and supervises local women to work as full-time nannies, providing orphaned babies the stimulation, bonding and affection that are essential to a healthy start.

2. The Little Sisters Preschool Program

Teachers from the local community are trained in Half the Sky’s innovative curriculum, designed to give young children the self-confidence, basic skills and love of learning that will help them to succeed when they move on to primary school.

3. The Big Sisters Program

Older children, especially those who’ve not had the benefit of early education, often give up on themselves.  Half the Sky provides these children individualized learning opportunities, according to their own interests, talents and aspirations.

4. The Family Village Program

Children, whose medical and developmental challenges preclude them from entering government adoption programs, grow up in permanent loving families, living in Half the Sky-provided homes nearby the institution where they can receive the support services they need.

5. The China Care Program

Half the Sky's newest program provides medical treatment and nurturing after-care for medically fragile orphaned infants. Whether receiving 24-hour loving attention in the Beijing Special Care Nursery or its adjacent Medical Family Care Unit or in-hospital watched over by a doting, trained nanny, tiny children fighting for their lives are never again alone in the world.

6. The Special Needs Team

Provides training and support in rehabilitation and special education interventions for HTS staff who care for our children with disabilities. Interventions uniquely address the needs of each program listed above.



Unit 4-2-142
Jianguomenwai Diplomatic Compound
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100600

Click here to visit Half The Sky Foundation Website


Select from the Countries below to get information of our Partners and our Programmes: