The history of Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
With a scene of devastation everywhere in a little town of northern China in 1937, a foreign priest was walking back and forth on the street and thinking about how to contribute himself to the victims of the war. There was a female dead body lying along the street. Suddenly, he heard a baby crying and rushed to search for the location. He found a severely wounded baby carried on his dead mother’s back. Without hesitation, he sent the baby to the hospital right away and took him home for further care. Since then, saving the patients and keeping the orphans away from the hunger and homelessness had become his first target and his house was served as an orphanage. That’s how the Christina Children Fund started.
Many American Christians were deeply affected by his devotion. Therefore, they established the China’s Children Fund (abbreviated as CCF) in Richmond, Virginia, USA to help thousands of homeless Chinese orphans during the Sino-Japanese War in 1938. Meanwhile, they set up the first orphanage in Canton, China and 42 nursery schools were running around China in succession.
In August 1950, CCF set up its first family-style orphanage, Kwang-Yin Orphanage in Taiwan, for sheltering those needy children whose families were stricken by accidents. This opened the first page of CCF’s history in Taiwan. We later changed our name into Taiwan Fund for Children and Families.
About Taiwan Fund for Children and Families
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) is an international non-governmental organization who provides support to vulnerable children and their families and has its headquarters in Taichung, Taiwan. From the financial support through foreign donors in the very early beginning, we are now a self-independent organization whose mission and vision still remains on the consideration of needy children’s benefits. We are helping children in dire need in Taiwan and worldwide all through the contribution and donation from the public.
TFCF national branches have been established in counties and cities of Taiwan to carry on our services for more children and families since 1964. We also have introduced Family Helper Projects into Taiwan and launched the children sponsorship program to deliver donations directly to needy families. By providing financial assistance, we work to keep families together and hope vulnerable children to grow up in origin families.
TFCF advocate many welfare services and collaborate programs with the government. Now there were more than 100,000 children, youth and families benefited from the services.
- We Apply
our professional social work experience to keep children away from being abused, and even to provide financial assistance to the needy children and families.
- We Expect
that every child can be taken good care of, be kept away from danger, grow up in healthy surroundings, receive proper education and lead a happy life through our assistance.
- We Insist
on assisting our supported children with a timely assistance, heartfelt concerns, Christ’s love and professional social works regardless of the religion, ethnics or gender thereof.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Adults should respect children and youth, including their personal views, feelings, prospects, choices and freedom, and ensure that they will grow up in a sound and healthy environment. Thus, they will be capable to achieve their full potentials, including all aspects of physical, emotional, social, educational, spiritual, and cultural development. Through our professional services we provide to the children, youth and their families and communities, we hope that our next generation will enjoy their lives in a safe environment with proper care, physical and mental protections and adequate educational opportunities.
- Our Mission: We aim at promoting and advocating for the wellbeing of children, adolescents, and underprivileged families
- Our Vision: We hope to be the beacon of hope to assist those needy children and their families regardless of the religion, ethnics or gender.
Our Values: Timely Assistance, Christ’s Love, Heartfelt Concerns and Professional Social Work.
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