Lauren O’ Hara (Chief Development Officer) and I (Veronica Reich - Director of Communications) were delighted to travel to China again in 2016. We were particularly excited to visit our two Seed Centres for the first time (Chandge and Xiangtain Children’s Welfare Institutions), both located in Hunan Province, to see for ourselves how the children were responding to our Half the Sky programs and initiatives. We were also very eager to return to our Model Centres in Hunan and Yunnan - to re-unite with the devoted staff and to kiss and cuddle as many children as humanly possible.
This Spring, Deputy Chairman Guy Russo traveled to Hunan, accompanied by Rachel Xing (Chief Operations Officer), Chrystal Zhang (Operations Director) and Wang Yanhong, the Child Development Expert for Hunan Province. They had two wonderful visits at Changsha No 1 SWI and Zhuzhou SWI.
In September 2014, shortly after starting in her new role as HTSA’s Chief Development Officer, Natalie Campion visited our programmes at the Changsha and Kunming Model Children’s Centres, and also learned about Half the Sky's global reach by visiting the Chunhui China Care Home. To read about her visit, click here.