|Who EChO Is
EChO is a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the futures of unadopted special-needs Chinese orphans by providing education by specially-trained teachers in a loving, encouraging environment.
What EChO Does
The strategy of EChO is to establish and maintain educational centers for special-needs children throughout China, beginning in the Henan Province, within state-run orphanages.
In China, special-needs orphans do not go to school. They stay in the orphanage all day, with no one to help them learn, and with nothing to do. As adults, they typically continue living in government-run facilities. They are never afforded the opportunity to learn skills that would allow them to hold even the most remedial jobs, or to be able to live independently.
EChO provides teachers, curriculum, needed materials, and loving support to these children who otherwise receive little attention. The teachers, who are specially trained in elementary education, physical therapy and occupational therapy, also provide a loving, encouraging environment. In less than one year, we have already seen one young girl who could not walk take her first steps!
Where EChO Helps
EChO currently works in the Henan province.
Our goal is to place educational centers within orphanages throughout China.
Board of Directors
EChO is governed by a board of four directors. Learn more about our Board of Directors
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