• Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 20:56

    At first, Ms. Zhang’s story sounds all too familiar: she’s a factory worker who left her children behind with her parents in their hometown, and only manages to return home once a year. That separation, she says, created not just a physical distance between them but an emotional one as well. However, when Child Friendly Spaces opened at her factory this year, things began to change…

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 14:47

    Many parent workers are faced with a dilemma during the summer: how to take care of their children when they’re off school while still balancing the demands of work? For many, the only solution is to quit. Luckily, CCR CSR’s Child Friendly Spaces program means that factory workers have one less thing to worry about during the summer. 

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 17:31

    This summer a massive transformation took place in the rooms of 17 factories in China. Once monotone, drab-looking places for workers and management were transformed into colorful, lively spaces for workers’ children to play and learn. But the transformation was not only a physical one. Factories also enjoyed positive changes among their workforce and operations. 

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 10:47

    Xiao Ming is a 10-year-old boy whose parents both moved away for work without him and only return home once a year. This summer, Xiao Ming came to his mother's factory in Guangzhou to attend a Factory Child Friendly Space. Never taught in obedience or etiquette, Xiao Ming struggled at the beginning and would get into fights with other children. But with one-on-one attention from teachers and good communication with his mother, things slowly started to change... 

  • Friday, July 21, 2017 - 19:23

    The following story chronicles the journey of Xiao Jing, a young teenager who was found working in a garment factory below the legal working age. CCR CSR worked closely with Xiao Jing and her family to implement a remediation plan that could help her build a bright future. But the journey was not always smooth sailing. 

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:30

    This is the story of a family reunited through Factory Child Friendly Spaces this summer. The initiative brought inmeasurable happiness to the family, and this happiness also spread to their work. 

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 16:11

    The closure of schools in the summer means millions of kids suddenly find themselves with nothing to do and nowhere to go. For those parents working in factories far away from their children, school vacations can be a vexing time.The following blog tells the story of a young boy from Yunnan who was reunited with his mother in a far-away factory. 

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 14:39

    For parent workers in the factories, one of the biggest challenges they face is finding time to be with their children. The following story tells of a toy worker, Ms. Huang, who knows about these challenges all too well. Unable to look after her daughter herself because of work, she not only felt the physical distance, but the emotional one as well. That all changed when a Factory Child Friendly Space opened in her factory. 

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 - 11:59

    Last month, CCR CSR visited a factory in Guangdong to see how our new project was going, a factory child friendly space (FCFS) that allows the children of workers to spend the summer with their parents under the supervision of trained teachers. That's where we met Xiao Chen, a 39 year old line manager whose daughters attend the child friendly space. While we were eager to hear about her impression of the FCFS, it was actually her individual story of career progression that grabbed our attention. 

  • Monday, August 8, 2016 - 18:07

    Welcome to CCR CSR's brand new blog space! Here we'll be posting stories from the people we meet and the things we see during our factory and project visits. The honor of first blog goes to an impressive factory in Shandong Province that's taken the term "child friendly space" to a whole other level. Read the full story here.