We all believe our world can be a better place than it is right now. But how do we get there?
We could begin at the beginning…the very beginning of life. Just imagine a world in which all children receive consistent nurturing care and education from the start. Imagine who they could become…what good they might do!
When communities come together and commit to creating a loving network of care for their young, those children will thrive. Their communities will benefit. And our world gets a little bit better.
OneSky’s work is all about helping to create those care networks to serve the needs of our world’s most vulnerable (and most valuable!) small citizens, whatever their circumstance.
Two decades ago, we took a first step by training caregivers how to meet the most fundamental needs of the children in their care. We developed a teachable approach that quite simply transforms young lives. We created demonstration Early Learning and Family Centers and offered in-service training and workshops. We extended our trainings beyond teachers and nannies to reach at-risk communities and families. As OneSky and the demand for our services grew, we developed online learning tools and expanded our capacity by teaching caregivers to train others through Training of Trainers (TOT).
We hoped we might one day share all we’d learned so widely that we could put ourselves out of business. But every year we receive new requests for help. Rather than closing our doors, we need to open them wider.
In Hong Kong’s poorest district, Sham Shui Po, OneSky will soon be opening the P.C. Lee OneSky Global Centre for Early Childhood Development. Our new home will offer high quality services to very young local children and their families in a demonstration Early Learning Lab and Family Center while also serving as OneSky’s TOT training hub for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. This will be a game-changer for OneSky and the impact we can have on how we care for our world’s children at risk.
You can follow our progress on this website, and also learn more about our campaign to create the center here.