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Jenny Bowen

My Modest Proposal

Jenny Bowen | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

There are some things we now understand about human development. Besides the need for food and water and basic shelter, we humans are all the same in one fundamental way: we need to know love and be loved.

What Keeps Us Going?

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Right after the Chinese New Year holiday, our Half the Sky training team returned to the Huazhou orphanage to see how things were going in the new children's center.

Caring From the Bottom of the Heart

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

A new preschool teacher said, "I think the children here have lacked love for a long time."

The Small Miracle of a Smile

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Even before the 10-day introductory training at Huazhou is over, small miracles begin to occur -- especially among the newest participants in Half the Sky's Infant Nurture Program.

Half the Sky: Showing the Orphans of Huazhou They Matter

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

Children who've spent their lives in Chinese orphanages often lack the resiliency of their little sisters and brothers who receive loving attention from the early years. Our Youth Service Program attempts to make up for a lifetime of neglect by offering such children caring mentors.

I Am Not the One Making Change Happen in Huazhou

Jenny Bowen | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

It is the Chinese who are transforming their own child welfare system. And without full government support, our 1300 caregivers, teachers, foster parents, trainers and support staff -- all of them Chinese nationals -- could not change a thing.

Half the Sky: Moving Mountains

Jenny Bowen | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Jenny Bowen

I received a message from one of our supporters asking if there was any way that Half the Sky could help the children at a particularly troubled orphanage in southern China. The place, of course, was Huazhou -- the very place we'd failed to reach 11 years before.

Sweden's Queen on "Fire Souls" -- Leaders in Child Protection

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Ten years ago, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden reached the point where she could no longer witness the appalling conditions of children around the ...

What Does the Future Look Like?

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

A group of compassionate human beings met this week to talk not about history, but what's going on right this minute and what the future might just look like.