China’s left-behind children – loved and learning this winter (PHOTOS)

Wrapped up against the cold, their parents hundreds of miles away, as the temperature falls below freezing but there is hope for these children.

Each is helped by the OneSky’s Village Model – a program run to assist rural Chinese communities where up to 85% of adults have left to find work.

Many children are cared for by aging grandparents who often don’t have the time or energy to give each the attention or care they need.

OneSky works to pull rural communities together with funded events and projects. In addition, family skills training is delivered to grandparents, parents, or other primary caregivers through group training. The focus is on providing nurturing care with an emphasis on bonding, brain development and stimulation.