FujianKids helps orphaned children in northeastern Fujian Province get an education. These children are from remote mountain areas with no local schools, and their impoverished relatives can’t afford to pay their expenses at a residential school.

Without an education, these children have almost no chance to escape a life of poverty. You can help these children get an education and reach their potential by sponsoring their education.

Learn more about our students and their schools.
Our first high school graduates!
FujianKids began sponsoring education for orphaned village children in 2006. Now three of our first sponsored students have graduated from high school and have begun college or advanced vocational training. This is an amazing accomplishment for orphaned children from this area. Qiao is attending Fu'an Medical School, Xiao has begun her course in computerized accounting systems at Fujian Commercial College, and Jinqing is attending HwaNan College in Fuzhou. Congratulations, students!

You Can Change a Child's Life
Jinzhuotou school English classroom
September 2013 marks the fifth year FujianKids has supported the English classroom at Jinzhuotou village elementary school. In the cities, Chinese children begin studying English in third grade. But Jinzhuotou School had no English class, and when students transferred to middle school, they were completely prepared for the level of English taught there. In 2009, FujianKids began funding an English class at the Jinzhuotou school. We also provide students with additional English reading materials and study aids to use outside of class and during vacation.
Penpal program
What could be more exciting to a Chinese child in a tiny mountain village than receiving a letter from someone in America? Thanks to the students at a school in Austin, Texas, the students in the English classes at Jinzhuotou school receive and reply to letters from American students twice each semester. Sometimes it can be hard to think of things to talk about with your new penpal. You can use this list of questions to ask a penpal as a starting point for a great connection.

Happy Birthday!

Most of the 142 students at Jinzhuotou school live at the school during the school year. Because transportation to their home villages is poor and expensive, many get to go home only for the major holidays such as lunar new year. While the teachers and dormitory staff do their best to fill the role of absent parents and relatives, it's not the same as being home. To provide some extra cheer for students, the school holds monthly birthday parties for students to celebrate, thanks to a FujianKids donor. Students have a special meal with a birthday cake, sing songs, and receive a gift.

Studyblue Tricks

Studyblue is a cool tool that our students have been using to help them learn English, a life changing skill. It contains lots of practice worksheets from all over USA, great reading practice. We use it alot for finding story documents for our students to use. At first we had a little trouble with it because some of the documents would be blurred out at the beginning. Eventually we figured out how to unblur studyblue and it we improved our productivity alot! Its definitely a site you should check out if you have kids looking to learn anything with the internet. By using the unblur extension cheat you can teach kids a bit about programming as well.

Incorporating Newsela Answers For Improved Reading Comprehension

Another new piece of learning software we have been experimenting with is Newsela. This site uses news articles as a teaching tool to help kids learn how to read. The reading is adjusted for each students skill level and has a dictionary that explains any words the kids might have trouble with. Sometimes its best to have the answers to Newsela nearby so for this we found a site By using the two sites answers the students are able to progress extremely fast. We have had some speaking full sentences of English after only a few weeks. For most of these quiz type sites I find its good to have a view sources from google to help light the way.

Visit our sister city in Charleston SC

We want to give a special thanks to the city of Charleston for their donations. Our work together through a bake sale and fundraiser at the Charleston High School has raised over $10,000 to help Fujian kids. This is more than double our goal for this quarter and will drastically improve the quality of life for many children. If you are planning on visiting Charleston with your family there are many things to do in charleston sc with kids. We had a great time at the zoo and atlantic ocean aquarium during our visit. Thank you again Charleston!

A note about FujianKids. FujianKids began providing assistance to orphaned children in Fujian Province in 2002. Our initial work was with children in orphanages, and we supported foster care, medical treatment, and education programs within orphanages. Since then, government support of orphanages has increased over the years and a larger number of orphaned infants are now adopted by Chinese families. For these and other reasons, FujianKids now no longer works in orphanages and focuses instead on education of orphaned rural children. The need in orphanages remains significant, however, and people wishing to help orphanage children are encouraged to contact Love Without Boundaries, which has excellent medical and education programs in Fujian Province and elsewhere in China.