Following the opening of the Hengyang Children’s Care Centre, another ceremony took place a few metres away.

Colleen cutting ribbon on Yang Yang's Playground in Hengyang
A young girl, named Colleen, cut a ribbon to open “Yang Yang’s Playground.” Colleen is the young daughter of an ICC supporter in the USA. She was adopted from the Hengyang Welfare Centre a few years before ICC began work there, and she had returned with her parents for this occasion. 

Her parents wished to create a legacy in honour of Colleen, or Yang Yang as she was called when she lived in China. They funded the creation a playground that would be accessible to children of all abilities, including a swing designed specifically for wheelchairs. 

The playground, designed by Calvin Luk and Kevin Au of the RehabAid Society of Hong Kong, is the first of its kind in China and has since won an international design award. 

But for all the accolades, the most important feature is it makes play available to hundreds of children in ICC’s care for many years to come.