Seed Centres are crucial components of the Rainbow Programme that help smaller institutions with limited resources establish Half-the-Sky inspired programmes of their own.
Thanks to Half the Sky Australia’s support of Seed Centres in Hunan and Yunnan provinces, smaller institutions in those provinces who meet application requirements will be able to offer responsive and nurturing care to the children in their care.
To be eligible for this support, the institution’s senior caregiving staff must have attended Primary Rainbow Training sessions at the HTSA-supported Model Children’s Centres in Changsha or Kunming. In addition, institution staff and caregivers must also have participated in a five-day onsite Secondary Rainbow Training.
When an institution’s application is approved, we:
- Cover expenses for the recruitment of additional staff and caregivers;
- Cover the purchase of materials and supplies;
- Provide onsite training provided by Child Development Experts and other senior training staff to help ensure the quality of the institution’s Half the Sky-inspired programmes;
- Provide follow-up supervision for three years, to ensure the children are thriving in their new environment. Following this period, the institution will be trained, experienced and equipped to continue with best practices.
The first HTSA-supported Seed Centre in Xiangtan, Hunan Province was established in 11/14. Read about it here.
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