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.

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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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  • 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

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    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.

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