Our Partners

Health

  • Shenzhen’s Angel Home Care Center for Children with Special Needs

    Shenzhen’s Angel Home Care Center for Children with Special Needs (known as “Angel Home”) first established its “Brain Injury Rehabilitation Room” in the Shenzhen metro area in 2010 to provide support for families of children aged 0-14 suffering from cerebral palsy. The organization provides free rehabilitation and open resources to these families and nurtures the child’s social development. The organization advocates for scientific brain injury research and additional social services to help children with such injuries get on their feet and into their communities. Angel Home is the only organization in Shenzhen that does not bar services to foreign or migrant workers and plays an important role in aiding the development of Shenzhen children with special needs.

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  • Smart Air

    Smart Air is a social enterprise that promotes DIY air purifiers as a low-cost solution to indoor particulate air pollution in China. Smart Air provides open-source test data and hosts workshops across Asia to teach people how to make DIY air purifiers. Founded in China, Smart Air also ships low-cost purifiers to people in India, Mongolia and other countries across Asia.

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  • Sticky Rice Love

    Sticky Rice Love is a Hong Kong-based organization that offers an online platform for young people to discuss, share, and better understand sexual issues. The organization aims to empower young people to make healthy, informed choices. The online forums include group discussions with sex therapists and other experts to provide Hong Kong youth with reliable information. The organization also publishes a journal that presents sexual health information using an approachable, youth-focused manner. In the long-term, Sticky Rice Love hopes to contribute as a research platform to Hong Kong sex education, and create an effective bottom-up curriculum specifically suited to Hong Kong’s youth population.

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  • Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service

    Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service (TPBCSS) is a Hong Kong organization that provides support services for families in Tai Po district in the New Territories.Through its community center, parents and children receive counseling in addition to engaging in diverse group activities that foster personal growth. TPBCSS also works with primary schools to offer social worker services on campus. It is one of the few organizations in Hong Kong that has a distinctive focus on providing professional guidance and aid to special needs children, such as those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or autism. In addition, TPBCSS has launched a number of community outreach programs that connects volunteers to address local needs, such as elderly care, community building, and volunteer network development.

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  • Xixi Garden

    Xixi Garden, founded in August 2015, aims to popularize “Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)” in schools and communities where migrant children study and live in China. Xixi Garden’s objective is to empower migrant children with necessary knowledge, skills, and values to make responsible choices in their sexuality and social relations. Xixi Garden provides textbooks and training for professional and volunteer teachers for schools with large populations of migrant children. At the same time, Xixi Garden organizes seminars and parent-child activities in migrant workers’ communities.

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  • Education in Sight

    Education in Sight Logo

    Education in Sight is a non-profit organization whose vision is a world where no student has their academic potential limited by lack of access to corrected vision. The organization aims to deliver a pair of glasses to every student with nearsightedness in Yunnan – an estimated 1,000,000 students – by the summer of 2018. Education in Sight addresses the problem of poor vision in three ways: access, affordability and attitude. It brings local eye doctors directly to schools to perform exams and deliver eyeglasses. The organization also provides low-cost glasses to students at no charge. Lastly, it trains teachers to promote a positive culture and ensure students continue to wear glasses in the long-term. With a pair of eyeglasses, a student with poor vision can see academic performance jump by the equivalent of an entire extra year of school.

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Education

  • Be Better

    Be Better is a Shanghai-based NGO that was founded in 2009 to equip China’s next generation with civic and financial skills. The organization specializes in developing curriculums that promote self-discovery, effective communication, financial literacy, leadership, and social innovation to children and youth aged 3-23, especially in disadvantaged communities. With an emphasis on experiential learning, its core programs expose youth to best practices for social businesses, the importance of budgeting, and various career path opportunities. In addition to partnering with local teachers to deliver Be Better programs in the classroom, Be Better is building a Diverse Institute to enable youth to discover and find confidence in their individuality, and to empower those with a strong sense of social responsibility to become changemakers. To date, Be Better has provided its services to over 330,000 youth.

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  • Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM)

    BEAM is an early-stage organization committed to improving rural Chinese education outcomes by driving teacher effectiveness. The organization operates a mobile platform to deliver project-based learning experiences and has a vision to target the China’s 3.3 million rural teachers to better equip them at both the classroom and systemic level to shape effective processes for student learning.

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  • Growing Home

    Growing Home is a Beijing-based organization founded in 2008 with the mission of addressing critical youth development issues in China, including youth values, employment and career development, youth psychology, mobility, and more. By developing professional and innovative life education products, Growing Home seeks to fill a gap in the current education system by serving the psychological and emotional needs that arise during the course of a child’s development. In China, there are over 60 million “left behind” children whose parents have gone to other cities to make a living. Many of them live on school campuses, starting as early as age five. Due to separation from their parents, a lack of attention, and insufficient resources at these village schools, several “left behind” children suffer from emotional anxiety and behavioral problems. To address these issues, Growing Home has developed a low-cost and scalable intervention program: an audio library of 1001 bedtime stories, along with teacher training on story teaching. Having tested this approach through a pilot program with positive outcomes, Growing Home plans to expand its services to over 1000 rural primary schools in the next 2 to 3 years to serve 2,000,000 children.

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  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is a non-profit organization registered both in Hong Kong and Mainland China (Shanghai). Founded in 2006, Stepping Stones was originally established to organize volunteer teachers to lead English classes in Shanghai’s primary schools for children of migrant workers. These schools can be found in urban centers across China and often struggle to provide a reasonable standard of English instruction to its students due to limited resources. Over the years, Stepping Stones has expanded its activities to include a wide range of programs which focus on children’s education and health, all with the shared mission of improving the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children across China.

    Learn More
  • Sticky Rice Love

    Sticky Rice Love is a Hong Kong-based organization that offers an online platform for young people to discuss, share, and better understand sexual issues. The organization aims to empower young people to make healthy, informed choices. The online forums include group discussions with sex therapists and other experts to provide Hong Kong youth with reliable information. The organization also publishes a journal that presents sexual health information using an approachable, youth-focused manner. In the long-term, Sticky Rice Love hopes to contribute as a research platform to Hong Kong sex education, and create an effective bottom-up curriculum specifically suited to Hong Kong’s youth population.

    Learn More
  • Sulou Junior Youth English Training Center

    Suolu Junior Youth English Training Center (Suolu), located in Lijiang City in Yunnan province, is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering the potential and raising the moral capabilities of youth. Suolu promotes character development, including values of exploration, independent thinking and questioning, mutual respect and support, as well as community service through the use of an English story-based curriculum. Suolu is working with three schools as well as three villages to implement the program. In addition, it trains teachers and facilitators to guide students to design their own community service projects, including environmental action projects, elderly care, and mentorship of younger students. Since its founding in 2005, the organization has directly impacted nearly 6000 rural youth.

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  • Youth New World

    Youth New World is a Hong Kong-based organization which supports underprivileged students in the Kwun Tong area, presently Hong Kong’s poorest region, with the aim of advancing their “starting line” position in society. Founded in 2013, this organization provides various social services to low-income families and their children, helping to foster students’ academic success and develop their sense of social responsibility. Youth New World provides various grassroots community programs including free academic counseling, career guidance, leadership training, interest classes, and an “Adversity Challenge” program, all driven by the vision to cultivate upward mobility and bring an end to the pervasive intergenerational poverty in Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong area.

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  • Education in Sight

    Education in Sight Logo

    Since 2012, Education In Sight has screened over 76,000 students and delivered 11,239 pairs of free eyeglasses. Help us bring this solution to every student across the world. Our mission right now - solve the problem of poor vision for every rural student in Yunnan province (~915,000) within the next two years. From there, we plan to expand province by province to the rest of China.

    Learn More

Environment

  • China Youth Climate Action Network

    The China Youth Climate Action Network (CYCAN) is the first Chinese nonprofit organization for youth action in the field of climate change. CYCAN was jointly established by seven youth organizations in August 2007. Based in Beijing, CYCAN’s mission is to inspire and guide young people to grasp the opportunities in China and tackle the challenges of climate change and the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future. CYCAN has created a “Green Collars for the Climate” scheme that engages and supports youths to enter green industries. This scheme includes four components: students will engage in energy conservation on campus, participate in the International Youth Energy and Climate Change Summit, represent the China Youth delegation to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), and upon completion of the first three tasks, gain access to jobs and internships in green industries through CYCAN’s Green Collar Factory program. Since CYCAN was established, more than 300 colleges and universities and 10,000 students have participated in activities organized or sponsored by CYCAN.

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  • Guangzhou Green-Point Public Welfare and Environmental Protection Association

    Guangzhou Green-Point Public Welfare and Environmental Protection Association (Green Point) is a Guangzhou-based organization founded in 2003 with the mission to make Guangzhou citizens become environmentalists. As a platform for environmental protection training, exchange, and activities, it acts as a bridge between university students’ ideas and community resources to implement environmental projects in society. Green Point provides expertise and resources to university students so that they could address environmental issues in a more professional manner. Students become equipped with the knowledge and skills to carry out field research, campaigns, and educational projects. In addition, Green point hosts inter-regional conferences to provide a platform for exchange between students and leaders promoting environmental initiatives. In August 2012, Green Point became the first environmental NGO to be registered in Guangzhou. Today, it has 62 long-term university partners and about 10,000 university volunteers. Throughout the years, it has trained more than 5,000 volunteers, carried out about 300 green projects in society, and developed education programs for 6,000 primary and secondary students.

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  • Watercool

    WaterCool is a social enterprise owned by China’s very first water fund-Shanshui Trust, which successfully integrates multiple social resources, including farmers, financial institutions, NPOs and downstream firms of agricultural production chain, to formulate an interactive, collaborative and shared prospect. “WaterCool” achieves conservation goals by improving water quality and eliminating man-made pollution within the catchment area. At the same time, “WaterCool” creates a unique mechanism for sustainable funding and achieves collaborative development by establishing profitable eco-agriculture and eco-tourism based on well-preserved ecosystems. Profit generated by those eco-friendly businesses will be reinvested into conservation purpose, such as expansion of protected area and ecological restoration work on those areas.

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Arts

  • Hua Dan

    Hua Dan Limited is a Hong Kong-registered charity dedicated to using the power of participation in theater workshops as a tool for individual and community transformation. Through these workshops, Hua Dan assists migrant workers and their children in Mainland China, who are either migrants themselves or left-behind to stay with family. Hua Dan seeks to achieve this through three main goals: personal leadership, relationships and participatory arts.

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  • ReBag

    ReBag is a social enterprise and creative brand that discovers and integrates different elements of fabric, techniques and accessories across cultures and regions. ReBag aims to tell the stories behind the accessories, including the material, the techniques and the people who create these products. ReBag started as a clothes refashioning company with jobs of dignity and moved on to become a creative design brand which believes that sharing the stories of people and culture underlying our accessories products brings inspiration and empowerment.

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  • Suzhou Happy Drum Teenagers Cooperation Center

    Suzhou Happy Drum Teenagers Cooperation Center is a Suzhou-based organization that organizes educational activities for migrant children, families, schools and communities. The project aims to provide a positive growing environment for youth through musical education, primarily focused on group drum-playing. Since its foundation in 2011, the center has been driven by the belief that every child has infinite potential, and that the companionship fostered by music can help unlock it. The organization’s slogan—“Happy drum, happy children!”—reflects this core mission.

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Migrant Communities

  • Hua Dan

    Hua Dan Limited is a Hong Kong-registered charity dedicated to using the power of participation in theater workshops as a tool for individual and community transformation. Through such workshops, Hua Dan assists migrant workers and their children in Mainland China, who are either migrants themselves or left-behind to stay with family. Hua Dan seeks to achieve this through three main goals: personal leadership, relationships and participatory arts.

    Learn More
  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is a non-profit organization registered both in Hong Kong and Mainland China (Shanghai). Founded in 2006, Stepping Stones was originally established to organize volunteer teachers to lead English classes in Shanghai’s primary schools for children of migrant workers. These schools can be found in urban centers across China and often struggle to provide a reasonable standard of English instruction to its students due to limited resources. Over the years, Stepping Stones has expanded its activities to include a wide range of programs which focus on children’s education and health, all with the shared mission of improving the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children across China.

    Learn More
  • Suzhou Happy Drum Teenagers Cooperation Center

    Suzhou Happy Drum Teenagers Cooperation Center is a Suzhou-based organization that organizes educational activities for migrant children, families, schools and communities. The project aims to provide a positive growing environment for youth through musical education, primarily focused on group drum-playing. Since its foundation in 2011, the center has been driven by the belief that every child has infinite potential, and that the companionship fostered by music can help unlock it. The organization’s slogan—“Happy drum, happy children!”—reflects this core mission.

    Learn More
  • Xixi Garden

    Xixi Garden, founded in August 2015, aims to popularize “Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)” in schools and communities where migrant children study and live in China. Xixi Garden’s objective is to empower migrant children with necessary knowledge, skills, and values to make responsible choices in their sexuality and social relations. Xixi Garden provides textbooks and training for professional and volunteer teachers for schools with large populations of migrant children. At the same time, Xixi Garden organizes seminars and parent-child activities in migrant workers’ communities.

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Women Rights

  • Lean in China

    In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In encouraged women to “lean in” to their ambitions. Lean In China is the platform for this message in China. Its mission is to empower Chinese women to pursue their goals and aspirations. Lean in China seeks to actively build communities for women to thrive across China, promoting a culture of mentorship, leadership and mutual support. At present, there are sixteen cities and 40 universities that have established Lean In China communities. Women's Rights; Community Building; Career

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  • Hua Dan

    Hua Dan Limited is a Hong Kong-registered charity dedicated to using the power of participation in theater workshops as a tool for individual and community transformation. Through such workshops, Hua Dan assists migrant workers and their children in Mainland China, who are either migrants themselves or left-behind to stay with family. Hua Dan seeks to achieve this through three main goals: personal leadership, relationships and participatory arts.

    Learn More

Rural Communities

  • Growing Home

    Growing Home is a Beijing-based organization founded in 2008 with the mission of addressing critical youth development issues in China, including youth values, employment and career development, youth psychology, mobility, and more. By developing professional and innovative life education products, Growing Home seeks to fill a gap in the current education system by serving the psychological and emotional needs that arise during the course of a child’s development. In China, there are over 60 million “left behind” children whose parents have gone to other cities to make a living. Many of them live on school campuses, starting as early as age five. Due to separation from their parents, a lack of attention, and insufficient resources at these village schools, several “left behind” children suffer from emotional anxiety and behavioral problems. To address these issues, Growing Home has developed a low-cost and scalable intervention program: an audio library of 1001 bedtime stories, along with teacher training on story teaching. Having tested this approach through a pilot program with positive outcomes, Growing Home plans to expand its services to over 1000 rural primary schools in the next 2 to 3 years to serve 2,000,000 children.

    Learn More
  • Sulou Junior Youth English Training Center

    Suolu Junior Youth English Training Center (Suolu), located in Lijiang City in Yunnan province, is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering the potential and raising the moral capabilities of youth. Suolu promotes character development, including values of exploration, independent thinking and questioning, mutual respect and support, as well as community service through the use of an English story-based curriculum. Suolu is working with three schools as well as three villages to implement the program. In addition, it trains teachers and facilitators to guide students to design their own community service projects, including environmental action projects, elderly care, and mentorship of younger students. Since its founding in 2005, the organization has directly impacted nearly 6000 rural youth.

    Learn More
  • Watercool

    WaterCool is a social enterprise owned by China’s very first water fund-Shanshui Trust, which successfully integrates multiple social resources, including farmers, financial institutions, NPOs and downstream firms of agricultural production chain, to formulate an interactive, collaborative and shared prospect. “WaterCool” achieves conservation goals by improving water quality and eliminating man-made pollution within the catchment area. At the same time, “WaterCool” creates a unique mechanism for sustainable funding and achieves collaborative development by establishing profitable eco-agriculture and eco-tourism based on well-preserved ecosystems. Profit generated by those eco-friendly businesses will be reinvested into conservation purpose, such as expansion of protected area and ecological restoration work on those areas.

    Learn More
  • Yanxing

    Yanxing was founded in 2002 by a Taiwanese businessman, York Chen, with the goal of providing financial, emotional and professional support for rural students who study at top universities in China. Meaning “movement of wild geese,” the name of Yanxing alludes to the flight formation of geese, in which the group can achieve far greater distances together than as an individual. When rural students move to cities to continue their studies, they often struggle to close the academic gap that stems from their rural upbringing while dealing with cultural shock, emotional insecurities, and social isolation in an alien environment. In addition to providing financial aid for rural students to continue their studies, Yanxing offers a community and support network to empower these students to make more full use of opportunities in the cities, build their confidence, and broaden their exposure. Driven by the belief that students are as much agents as they are beneficiaries, Yanxing fosters the students’ ability to organize their own events ranging from community outreach trips to professional internships. The Yanxing community now consists of eight schools, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, and others.

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Youth

  • Ace Youth

    Ace Youth is a Chengdu-based organization founded in 2011. Its mission is to inspire youth to explore their potential and equip them with tools for innovation. Ace believes that youth can bring about change and that youth development is the key to social innovation. The organization offers an open communication and practices platform to encourage the idea of “I Think, I Change” and inspire youth to think independently and take up social responsibilities through participation in public affairs. The center has hosted several large conferences and events, including the “Idea Meeting,” the “Grand Tour,” and the “Youth Forum.” To date, it has held more than 200 activities, totaling over 50,000 participants.

    Learn More
  • Bridging Education and Mobility (BEAM)

  • Be Better

    Be Better is a Shanghai-based NGO that was founded in 2009 to equip China’s next generation with civic and financial skills. The organization specializes in developing curriculums that promote self-discovery, effective communication, financial literacy, leadership, and social innovation to children and youth aged 3-23, especially in disadvantaged communities. With an emphasis on experiential learning, its core programs expose youth to best practices for social businesses, the importance of budgeting, and various career path opportunities. In addition to partnering with local teachers to deliver Be Better programs in the classroom, Be Better is building a Diverse Institute to enable youth to discover and find confidence in their individuality, and to empower those with a strong sense of social responsibility to become changemakers. To date, Be Better has provided its services to over 330,000 youth.

    Learn More
  • China Youth Climate Action Network

    The China Youth Climate Action Network (CYCAN) is the first Chinese nonprofit organization for youth action in the field of climate change. CYCAN was jointly established by seven youth organizations in August 2007. Based in Beijing, CYCAN’s mission is to inspire and guide young people to grasp the opportunities in China and tackle the challenges of climate change and the transition to a sustainable, low carbon future. CYCAN has created a “Green Collars for the Climate” scheme that engages and supports youths to enter green industries. This scheme includes four components: students will engage in energy conservation on campus, participate in the International Youth Energy and Climate Change Summit, represent the China Youth delegation to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP), and upon completion of the first three tasks, gain access to jobs and internships in green industries through CYCAN’s Green Collar Factory program. Since CYCAN was established, more than 300 colleges and universities and 10,000 students have participated in activities organized or sponsored by CYCAN.

    Learn More
  • Growing Home

    Growing Home is a Beijing-based organization founded in 2008 with the mission of addressing critical youth development issues in China, including youth values, employment and career development, youth psychology, mobility, and more. By developing professional and innovative life education products, Growing Home seeks to fill a gap in the current education system by serving the psychological and emotional needs that arise during the course of a child’s development. In China, there are over 60 million “left behind” children whose parents have gone to other cities to make a living. Many of them live on school campuses, starting as early as age five. Due to separation from their parents, a lack of attention, and insufficient resources at these village schools, several “left behind” children suffer from emotional anxiety and behavioral problems. To address these issues, Growing Home has developed a low-cost and scalable intervention program: an audio library of 1001 bedtime stories, along with teacher training on story teaching. Having tested this approach through a pilot program with positive outcomes, Growing Home plans to expand its services to over 1000 rural primary schools in the next 2 to 3 years to serve 2,000,000 children.

    Learn More
  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones is a non-profit organization registered both in Hong Kong and Mainland China (Shanghai). Founded in 2006, Stepping Stones was originally established to organize volunteer teachers to lead English classes in Shanghai’s primary schools for children of migrant workers. These schools can be found in urban centers across China and often struggle to provide a reasonable standard of English instruction to its students due to limited resources. Over the years, Stepping Stones has expanded its activities to include a wide range of programs which focus on children’s education and health, all with the shared mission of improving the education and general welfare of disadvantaged children across China.

    Learn More
  • Sticky Rice Love

    Sticky Rice Love is a Hong Kong-based organization that offers an online platform for young people to discuss, share, and better understand sexual issues. The organization aims to empower young people to make healthy, informed choices. The online forums include group discussions with sex therapists and other experts to provide Hong Kong youth with reliable information. The organization also publishes a journal that presents sexual health information using an approachable, youth-focused manner. In the long-term, Sticky Rice Love hopes to contribute as a research platform to Hong Kong sex education, and create an effective bottom-up curriculum specifically suited to Hong Kong’s youth population.

    Learn More
  • Sulou Junior Youth English Training Center

    Suolu Junior Youth English Training Center (Suolu), located in Lijiang City in Yunnan province, is a nonprofit dedicated to discovering the potential and raising the moral capabilities of youth. Suolu promotes character development, including values of exploration, independent thinking and questioning, mutual respect and support, as well as community service through the use of an English story-based curriculum. Suolu is working with three schools as well as three villages to implement the program. In addition, it trains teachers and facilitators to guide students to design their own community service projects, including environmental action projects, elderly care, and mentorship of younger students. Since its founding in 2005, the organization has directly impacted nearly 6000 rural youth.

    Learn More
  • Suzhou Happy Drum Teenagers Cooperation Center

    Suzhou Happy Drum Teenagers Cooperation Center is a Suzhou-based organization that organizes educational activities for migrant children, families, schools and communities. The project aims to provide a positive growing environment for youth through musical education, primarily focused on group drum-playing. Since its foundation in 2011, the center has been driven by the belief that every child has infinite potential, and that the companionship fostered by music can help unlock it. The organization’s slogan—“Happy drum, happy children!”—reflects this core mission.

    Learn More
  • Xixi Garden

    Xixi Garden, founded in August 2015, aims to popularize “Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)” in schools and communities where migrant children study and live in China. Xixi Garden’s objective is to empower migrant children with necessary knowledge, skills, and values to make responsible choices in their sexuality and social relations. Xixi Garden provides textbooks and training for professional and volunteer teachers for schools with large populations of migrant children. At the same time, Xixi Garden organizes seminars and parent-child activities in migrant workers’ communities.

    Learn More
  • Yanxing

    Yanxing was founded in 2002 by a Taiwanese businessman, York Chen, with the goal of providing financial, emotional and professional support for rural students who study at top universities in China. Meaning “movement of wild geese,” the name of Yanxing alludes to the flight formation of geese, in which the group can achieve far greater distances together than as an individual. When rural students move to cities to continue their studies, they often struggle to close the academic gap that stems from their rural upbringing while dealing with cultural shock, emotional insecurities, and social isolation in an alien environment. In addition to providing financial aid for rural students to continue their studies, Yanxing offers a community and support network to empower these students to make more full use of opportunities in the cities, build their confidence, and broaden their exposure. Driven by the belief that students are as much agents as they are beneficiaries, Yanxing fosters the students’ ability to organize their own events ranging from community outreach trips to professional internships. The Yanxing community now consists of eight schools, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, and others.

    Learn More
  • Youth New World

    Youth New World is a Hong Kong-based organization which supports underprivileged students in the Kwun Tong area, presently Hong Kong’s poorest region, with the aim of advancing their “starting line” position in society. Founded in 2013, this organization provides various social services to low-income families and their children, helping to foster students’ academic success and develop their sense of social responsibility. Youth New World provides various grassroots community programs including free academic counseling, career guidance, leadership training, interest classes, and an “Adversity Challenge” program, all driven by the vision to cultivate upward mobility and bring an end to the pervasive intergenerational poverty in Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong area.

    Learn More
  • Education in Sight

    Education in Sight Logo

    Since 2012, Education In Sight has screened over 76,000 students and delivered 11,239 pairs of free eyeglasses. Help us bring this solution to every student across the world. Our mission right now - solve the problem of poor vision for every rural student in Yunnan province (~915,000) within the next two years. From there, we plan to expand province by province to the rest of China.

    Learn More

Career Development

  • Lean in China

    In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In encouraged women to “lean in” to their ambitions. Lean In China is the platform for this message in China. Its mission is to empower Chinese women to pursue their goals and aspirations. Lean in China seeks to actively build communities for women to thrive across China, promoting a culture of mentorship, leadership and mutual support. At present, there are sixteen cities and 40 universities that have established Lean In China communities. Women's Rights; Community Building; Career

    Learn More
  • Be Better

    Be Better is a Shanghai-based NGO that was founded in 2009 to equip China’s next generation with civic and financial skills. The organization specializes in developing curriculums that promote self-discovery, effective communication, financial literacy, leadership, and social innovation to children and youth aged 3-23, especially in disadvantaged communities. With an emphasis on experiential learning, its core programs expose youth to best practices for social businesses, the importance of budgeting, and various career path opportunities. In addition to partnering with local teachers to deliver Be Better programs in the classroom, Be Better is building a Diverse Institute to enable youth to discover and find confidence in their individuality, and to empower those with a strong sense of social responsibility to become changemakers. To date, Be Better has provided its services to over 330,000 youth.

    Learn More
  • Growing Home

    Growing Home is a Beijing-based organization founded in 2008 with the mission of addressing critical youth development issues in China, including youth values, employment and career development, youth psychology, mobility, and more. By developing professional and innovative life education products, Growing Home seeks to fill a gap in the current education system by serving the psychological and emotional needs that arise during the course of a child’s development. In China, there are over 60 million “left behind” children whose parents have gone to other cities to make a living. Many of them live on school campuses, starting as early as age five. Due to separation from their parents, a lack of attention, and insufficient resources at these village schools, several “left behind” children suffer from emotional anxiety and behavioral problems. To address these issues, Growing Home has developed a low-cost and scalable intervention program: an audio library of 1001 bedtime stories, along with teacher training on story teaching. Having tested this approach through a pilot program with positive outcomes, Growing Home plans to expand its services to over 1000 rural primary schools in the next 2 to 3 years to serve 2,000,000 children.

    Learn More
  • Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service

    Tai Po Baptist Church Social Service (TPBCSS) is a Hong Kong organization that provides support services for families in Tai Po district in the New Territories.Through its community center, parents and children receive counseling in addition to engaging in diverse group activities that foster personal growth. TPBCSS also works with primary schools to offer social worker services on campus. It is one of the few organizations in Hong Kong that has a distinctive focus on providing professional guidance and aid to special needs children, such as those diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) or autism. In addition, TPBCSS has launched a number of community outreach programs that connects volunteers to address local needs, such as elderly care, community building, and volunteer network development.

    Learn More
  • Yanxing

    Yanxing was founded in 2002 by a Taiwanese businessman, York Chen, with the goal of providing financial, emotional and professional support for rural students who study at top universities in China. Meaning “movement of wild geese,” the name of Yanxing alludes to the flight formation of geese, in which the group can achieve far greater distances together than as an individual. When rural students move to cities to continue their studies, they often struggle to close the academic gap that stems from their rural upbringing while dealing with cultural shock, emotional insecurities, and social isolation in an alien environment. In addition to providing financial aid for rural students to continue their studies, Yanxing offers a community and support network to empower these students to make more full use of opportunities in the cities, build their confidence, and broaden their exposure. Driven by the belief that students are as much agents as they are beneficiaries, Yanxing fosters the students’ ability to organize their own events ranging from community outreach trips to professional internships. The Yanxing community now consists of eight schools, including Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, and others.

    Learn More

Social Innovation

  • Ace Youth

    Ace Youth is a Chengdu-based organization founded in 2011. Its mission is to inspire youth to explore their potential and equip them with tools for innovation. Ace believes that youth can bring about change and that youth development is the key to social innovation. The organization offers an open communication and practices platform to encourage the idea of “I Think, I Change” and inspire youth to think independently and take up social responsibilities through participation in public affairs. The center has hosted several large conferences and events, including the “Idea Meeting,” the “Grand Tour,” and the “Youth Forum.” To date, it has held more than 200 activities, totaling over 50,000 participants.

    Learn More
  • ReBag

    ReBag is a social enterprise and creative brand that discovers and integrates different elements of fabric, techniques and accessories across cultures and regions. ReBag aims to tell the stories behind the accessories, including the material, the techniques and the people who create these products. ReBag started as a clothes refashioning company with jobs of dignity and moved on to become a creative design brand which believes that sharing the stories of people and culture underlying our accessories products brings inspiration and empowerment.

    Learn More

Model Foundation 2017 Organizations

  • Hiker

    Hiker fosters young rural social entrepreneurs to improve their abilities and broaden their horizons, thereby driving more people to eliminate poverty and make sustainable impact in rural China.

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  • Sunshine Library

    Sunshine Library seeks to improve education quality in rural areas by providing advanced information technologies (hardware, software, and digital teaching resources) and developing innovative technological approaches that can better help teachers, thus promoting education equality.

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  • Lensational

    Lensational is a non-profit social enterprise that equips marginalized women in the developing world with digital skills and photography training.

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  • Mantra

    Mantra is China’s first socially-conscious light-luxury brand. We design premium sunglasses inspired by our work in Yunnan, and for every pair we sell, we provide free vision screening, education and correction for a student in rural China. We strive to spur social awareness among China’s affluent urban young consumers while also performing a critical health and education intervention in the countryside.

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  • Easy Inclusion

    Easy Inclusion aims to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream society, particularly in business. A social enterprise, Easy Inclusion provides disability inclusion trainings and strategies to companies to practice and benefit from disability inclusion.

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  • PEER

    PEER aims to ensure that young people in less-developed regions of China have access to high-quality humanistic education so that more students may develop their potential, understand the needs of their communities, and create a better future for China.

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  • Smart Air

    Smart Air is a social enterprise that promotes DIY air purifiers as a low-cost solution to indoor particulate air pollution in China. Smart Air provides open-source test data and hosts workshops across Asia to teach people how to make DIY air purifiers. Founded in China, Smart Air also ships low-cost purifiers to people in India, Mongolia and other countries across Asia.

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  • Xixi Garden

    Collaborating with schools and community centers, Xixi Garden aims to provide comprehensive sex and relationship education to promote migrant children’s growth and healthy development. Xixi Garden’s objective is to empower migrant children with necessary knowledge, skills, and values to make responsible choices in their sexuality and social relations. Xixi Garden provides textbooks and training for professional and volunteer teachers for schools with large populations of migrant children. At the same time, Xixi Garden organizes seminars and parent-child activities in migrant workers’ communities.

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