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Program for AIDS Orphans recognized by Former President Bill Clinton in Hong Kong
Program for AIDS Orphans recognized by Former President Bill Clinton in Hong Kong
Chi Heng Foundation’s Program for AIDS Orphans
recognized by Former President Bill Clinton in Hong Kong
Chi Heng Foundation’s Program for AIDS Orphans  recognized by Former President Bill Clinton in Hong Kong
 
At the Clinton Global Initiative (“CGI”) Asia Meeting held on the 2nd December 2008, Chi Heng Foundation (“Chi Heng”) was featured as an initiative recognized on stage by Former President Bill Clinton for an innovative commitment helping AIDS impacted children in China.

Under this Commitment, Chi Heng will sponsor the university level education of 200 AIDS impacted youth whose parents have died of AIDS or are living with HIV. In addition to providing an education to a group of young people who otherwise would not be able to continue their education, this unique initiative will mobilize and empower them to become role models as Big Brothers and Big Sisters helping younger AIDS impacted children in the same rural area over 3 years, thereby forming a community self-help support network.

Chi Heng will implement the program with the generous commitment of HK$5 million over 3 years from Mr. Martin Lee, Vice Chairman of Henderson Land Development, and his wife Ms. Cathy Lee, Goodwill Ambassador of Chi Heng.

“We are delighted to be making this commitment at CGI Asia here in Hong Kong, especially on December 2, the day after World AIDS Day,” according to Mr. Chung To, founder of Chi Heng who received the Commitment Certificate together with Mr. and Mrs. Lee at the Plenary Session on stage from President Bill Clinton.

 

President Clinton made a special trip to Henan Province in China President Clinton made a special trip to Henan Province in China 3 years ago, where he met with Mr. To and a group of children living with HIV supported by Chi Heng and on ARV donated by the Clinton Foundation.
 
“According to UNICEF, there are 500,000 AIDS impacted children in China, and Chi Heng is only helping 8,000. There is still a lot to be done and we hope this recognition at CGI can raise more awareness and support for the cause,” Mr. To said.

About Chi Heng Foundation:

Chi Heng Foundation is a Hong Kong based charity founded in 1998. It provides education sponsorship and community-based psychosocial support for AIDS impacted children China, and works on AIDS prevention for vulnerable groups in China. Its AIDS orphan program has been operating for 13 consecutive semesters, currently supporting over 8,000 AIDS impacted children in six provinces, making it the largest and one of the longest running non-governmental operations serving AIDS impacted children in China.

Enquiry: info@chihengfoundation.com; tel: + (852) 2517 0564.
Website: www.chfaidsoprhans.com
 

 

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