Why World Vision is in China

In October China announced the end of its one-child policy, in an effort to address the challenge of an aging population. Under the new policy, all couples will be allowed two children. The one-child policy, introduced in the 1970s, limited most urban couples to one child and most rural couples to two children, if the first child is a girl. Child protection, health, and safety are among our top priorities in China. Children with disabilities are especially vulnerable; they are often marginalized and don’t have access to services they need to reach their full potential. We are working to improve rehabilitation services and carrying out public education campaigns to raise awareness of disabilities and help children with special needs better integrate into society. We’ve also launched programs to care for children left behind when their parents migrate to cities to find jobs—a common practice in rural areas where work is scarce.

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Progress in China

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Community members were trained in the prevention of child trafficking and ways they can improve children’s well-being.
  • We coordinated rehabilitation services and skill-building activities for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Children participated in activities such as game days, sports, camps, and student newspapers to strengthen their life skills and encourage them to get involved in their communities.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • We held health awareness sessions with children, parents, and teachers on topics such as safety, nutrition, and personal hygiene.
  • To create a safe environment for children, we worked with communities to conduct road safety campaigns.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • We helped teachers make classrooms more child-friendly and organized extracurricular activities to build children’s relationships and foster a love for education.
  • We are working with parents to increase the level of support and encouragement they give to their children in their studies.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • Following Christ’s example, we worked alongside children and families to change lives, promote peace and understanding, and demonstrate God’s unconditional love.

Prayer Requests from China

World Vision's staff in China are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Authorities to develop policies upholding the rights of children with disabilities.


  • Protection from injuries caused by traffic accidents, falls, and drowning, which kill or disable too many Chinese children.


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