China – Elim Special Needs Children Rehabilitation Center, Xi’an
Cathy Murphy recently travelled to Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, PR of China. During this time she met with Sherry He the Director of Elim Centre and visited with children living in their group home and foster families. Elim currently supports 41 children with special medical needs, some of these needs include children living with HIV or other special medical needs such as cerebral palsy (CP).
Elim currently provides private schooling through the Lighthouse Program in Xi’an and an afternoon teacher/tutor who supports the children’s individual learning at the group home each afternoon. Children’s Bridge Foundation provides funding for the children’s teacher and for training for the caregivers and foster families who care for the children of Elim. On Monday March 13, 2017 Cathy Murphy provided a workshop on Child Development and Trauma for the caregivers, foster families and parents. 29 people attended this training workshop with was translated by Esther Yeung and Sherry He.
Cathy Murphy with Sherry and Esther to her left, celebrating after the completion of a workshop for Elim caregives, foster families and parents, in Xian, China.