Tuesday, December 7, 2010

China’s Orphan Database Made Possible by Florida Software Company

The creation of a nationwide orphan database in China is now nearing completion thanks to a sizable gift by ASG Software Solutions of Naples, Florida, a worldwide leader in business solutions for global enterprises. As a partner with Children’s Hope International, ASG provided computers, scanners, digital cameras, software and training for hundreds of Chinese orphanages over the past three years.

In a ceremony in Beijing, the China Center for Adoption Affairs (CCAA) honored ASG for giving such a significant donation to their new orphan database. ASG’s contributions to Children’s Hope made the purchase of 381 computers possible. The social welfare staff from 430 Chinese orphanages attended one of seven system training courses provided by ASG Software Solutions, as well.

This equipment and training allows far-reaching orphanages the capability to communicate an orphaned child's medical, background and photos to the online database. The percentage of homes found for harder to place children with special needs has gradually improved during this time to 75.6%.

Dwyatt Gantt, Children’s Hope Executive Director along with Melody Zhang, Children’s Hope China Director, attended the CCAA ceremony in Beijing. The significance of this data project was expressed on the CCAA website:

“This work touches thousands of orphaned and disabled children in China, moving children’s welfare into a historic direction.”

The article continued, stating that more and more social welfare homes are using the new operation system in placing children with special needs and other orphans to international adoption.

Thank you to ASG Software Solutions and the entire Allen Family for their generosity in making more possible for homes, health and hope to children in need!

Pictured left: Executive Director Dwyatt Gantt accepts the honor on behalf of donor ASG.

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