Promised Land Documentary
22 Nov 2016
Please watch this heart-felt documentary on the work Promised Land is doing to help children in China. To learn more about, or donate to, the Promised Land Annual Fundraiser, click here.
T: The Promised Land is a charity that targets the autistic children of workers from Mainland China, and was created solely by Mrs. Reynolds.
We are a registered Hong Kong charity, working with individuals in China that have mental disabilities and developmental disabilities such as autism, brain damage, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, mentally retarded, and ADHD, and other developmental disabilities. WE work mostly with individuals that are from mainland that are working here in Shenzhen and they don’t have any confirmed tuition so they pay what they can afford. We work with individuals 8 years and older, and our main focus is to get them out of the promised land and into Chinese society, whether it is the Chinese education system or the Chinese workforce.
They’re divided into two groups, the small kids and the older kids, and within those groups we have the school group and the learning group and then the work group and then the working group in the big kids. The school group in the small kids classes our main focused on giving them scholastic skills so that they can go into the main public school system and we’ve had a few that have. With older individuals our main focus is to give them more diversified work skills just as handicraft, using tools, using computers, cooking, cleaning, all these kind of things so they can be brought into work force and we already have one girl who isout at the work force, and we have a company that has already met with us, taking some of our older individual and start training them for the company to work.
I started doing special education because i had to make a future for Moses. And there wasn’t any. So I started to do the training, and more and more people came, and I helped a lot of kids, and then I realized that Moses was like the most difficult to train, and it was really funny because he wouldn’t speak and was not willing to cooperate and it was just awful. And, anyways then there was this one girl that came with her parents that wouldn’t talk and within a half hour I had her talking. And I was like wow, this is really neat.
Finances are always an issue the more funds we have the more children we can help, you know to hire more teachers and also improve facility, so these are all issues that we would like to address because the more kids we help now, the more kids that can go into society and don’t need to be hurt by society, so the way we raise funds is were have what we call promised land partners, they can be corporations or individuals. They pledge to commit a certain amount every month, and the minimum for corporations is 5k a month, and the min for individuals is 800 per month. and the minimum to give for is for 3 years, so there 3 4 5 years and they pledge to give that money and that helps a lot. So we keep them informed on what’s going on and they like to support us and see if the kids are improving and getting new skills, learning new skills.
They are all hand-made.Are all those hand-made? Yes,yes,yes. They are made by him and other kids.
The 11th Annual Sunshine Academy Benefit Fair is a fantastic community event for all ages. A day of fun, food, shopping and music all to benefit Sunshine Academy's work to provide loving education for orphans across China.
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