Agape Asia was founded by an ordinary man who simply answered the call to help children in need.
We are a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization. NGOs are organizations that are neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business, company, or corporation.
Our funds are given by people who want to make a real difference by investing in the best charities they can find.
We operate five Care Centers in China. Each facility cares for nearly one hundred orphans. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and education for each of these children through the care centers. There are many more children who have been abandoned and orphaned than we are able to serve through our Care Centers. Children must pay tuition for their education in China, Kindergarten and High School education levels both require tuition. In addition, children in care centers too far from middle or high schools must live at the school and pay room and board; there are no school buses and public transportation is limited so the children cannot go back and forth each day. By providing these children access to education, we are providing them opportunities for a better life in their future. We also provide food to an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal, and have begin construction on a family based care center in the Philippines.
In the early days of our operation, we began helping orphans through foster care. As we began opening the Care Centers, we discontinued adding more foster care children, offering them a better life at the care centers instead. But we still have approximately one hundred children in foster care. We continue supporting them as long as they remain in school. We have workers overseeing all of these students, some of whom are in high school or university. The workers visit their schools at the beginning of each semester to pay their cost of living and tuition fees, visit the families who have taken the children in to provide food and clothing, and send a report to their sponsors. These students are scattered around China in various schools located in Guilin, Biyang, Yongshan, Xi’an, and Wadian.
We provide poor children in China with life-saving open heart and cleft palate/lip surgery, as well burn repairs and rehabilitation. If their condition is inoperable in China, we try to get them accepted by a U.S. hospital for surgery; , we then bring them to the U.S. for that surgery. Although the donor hospitals are typically able to cover the cost of surgery and transportation, there are expenses for each child such as Passport, VISA, and transportation costs for these services and as well as transportation to Beijing or Shanghai before they leave China. Your donations help us get these children the help they need. We also provide care for children with burns that require extensive follow-up and surgeries in the U.S. We also have host families in the US who take these children into their homes and provide transportation for them to and from their appointments.
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