ACC takes a concept of human being as a root to form children villages which focus on family values. We live the different age children in a house, a family which there are 20 children live with 2 local nannies and 1 child-care teacher who are responsible for managing the house, taking care of them and always staying with them.
ACC kids always say,” I have a dad, Master is my new father. Nanny is my new mom. I thank ACC very much.” Obviously, the foster system of ACC has made kids regain confidence and warmth of family. Furthermore, children could learn how to take responsibility and obligation through group livelihood.
ACC not only provides children with abundant food and comfortable environment to keep them in good physical situation, but also stresses on their education. Consequently, ACC sets up Yuan Tong School in accordance with local African education system combines with Chinese and Buddhist teachings. We believe children will be able to carry on African culture, at the same time, absorb Chinese culture and wisdom of Buddhism. That will make children sound in body and mind.
ACC does look forward to growing these children up healthily and strong and be independent. Thus they would be the seedlings to make kindness cycles to come off suffering of poverty, disease in Africa. It’s only a long-range program of education can change mind, change the world. Surely, escape suffering and attain happiness, benefit ourselves and others.