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Jenny Bowen and Lessons from Chinese Orphans

Jenny Bowen, CEO and founder of Half the Sky Foundation, at Asia Society Hong Kong on May 29, 2014.
by Peryl Tse
29 May 2014

HONG KONG, May 29, 2014 — As part of Asia Society Hong Kong Center's Meet the Author Series, Jenny Bowen, the CEO and founder of Half the Sky Foundation, was invited to share and discuss her book, Wish You Happy Forever: What China's Orphan Taught Me About Moving Mountains. Bowen founded Half the Sky with the means to provide and care for abandoned Chinese orphans, especially baby girls, by working with state-owned welfare organizations as well as the Chinese government.

While maintaining a low profile in the 15 years since Half the Sky started operating, Bowen felt like now is the time "to make some noise" and let others know about this issue and credit the works done by central Beijing. Citing her own experience in adopting a baby Chinese girl, Bowen described the hardships and joys that she's been through in fighting for the abandoned children in China.

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