Model Foundation 2017 Organizations

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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