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CCAFC agrees to return all the funds raised for Guizhou student who died

The “Wu Huayan Case”, the latest scandal affecting a charity to cause controversy on Chinese social media, appears to have reached a conclusion. The China Charities Aid Foundation for Children (CCAFC) officially announced on the 20th of January that it would return all of the money raised to the donors within 15 days. This latest controversy centres around a girl named Wu Huayuan (吴花燕), who tragically died on the 13th of January at the age of 24. Coming from a rural area of Guizhou province, Wu was affected by a rare premature-ageing syndrome, the Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, which usually leads to death before the age of 20. What’s more Wu came …read more

The Ai You Foundation’s innovative child healthcare projects explained

Editor’s note This report is based on an article by the Charity Times, 超11亿投入 爱佑儿童医疗三次创变探索救助之道, originally published on the 17th of June. The Charity Times’ article is loosely based on an interview with Gao Zifei, the assistant secretary-general of the Ai You Foundation. The Ai You Foundation has long been considered one of China’s most important charitable foundations.   The Ai You Foundation’s founder Wang Bing recently gave his predictions regarding the Chinese charity sector in a strategic cooperation conference entitled “Create a nice and healthy future with charity and medical care”. As he said, “the Charity industry will no longer focus on only providing help. Solving social problems in a systematic …read more

The Ford Foundation: 15 years of Educational Funding Projects in China

The Ford Foundation: 15 years of Educational Funding Projects in China

A review of the Ford Foundation’s grant-making in education in China from 2001 to 2016.

Why livestreaming classes won’t solve the problems of rural education

Editor’s Note This is a summary of an article that originally appeared in 网易数读 on the 22nd of December 2018, under the title ”3600万流动儿童,和消失的农村学生” (36 million migrant children and disappeared students from the countryside). It is a response to a widely publicised project to bring classes taught by teachers from prestigious high schools to the countryside through live broadcasts. Earlier this month, a Wechat article entitled “This Screen Could Change Someone’s Fate (《这块屏幕可能改变命运》)” was shared widely in China. It was about how study through live broadcasting has inspired kids in the countryside, where educational resources are seriously lacking. By attending long-distance classes online, kids in Yunnan’s remote Luquan County were …read more

Goodlytrees: a New Approach to Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation

Goodlytrees: a New Approach to Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation

A look at the work done by Goodlytrees, an organization that helps to rehabilitate children with cerebral palsy, a condition especially prevalent in China’s more remote rural areas.

Ci’ai Garden, a special home for orphans

In the Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hunan Province, due to low levels of education and family poverty, it is difficult for the elderly to shoulder the responsibility of educating orphaned grandsons and granddaughters. The prefecture has now started to explore a model of “centralized support” for orphans, designed to provide better education and living conditions for children who live up in the mountains with their impoverished grandparents and help them integrate into society. In 2015 the Xiangxi Charity Federation took the lead in launching the “Orphan Rescue” project, and built the first Ci’ai Garden (慈爱园) in Xiangxi, where 125 orphans from the mountains now form a warm …read more

White paper on the psychological condition of China’s left-behind children in 2018 released

On the Road to School (上学路上), a Chinese NGO that focuses on children, and particularly their spiritual growth, held a press conference in Beijing on October 16 presenting the “White Paper on the Psychological State of China’s Left-behind Children in 2018”. The research upon which the white paper is based was launched in December 2017, and lasted for nine months. 11,126 cases were collected from 19 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities. The research aimed to investigate left-behind children’s emotional state from the four perspectives of happiness, peace, anxiousness and confusion. Li Yifei, a professor from Beijing Normal University, presented the white paper during the press conference. The paper focuses mainly on …read more

Dew Drops Little Flower: Giving Disabled Orphans a Home

Dew Drops Little Flower: Giving Disabled Orphans a Home

Dew Drop Little Flowers is an organization that provides a home for disabled orphans. CDB visited their children’s home on the outskirts of Beijing.

Haider Yaqub, Plan International: Supporting Children in Rural China

Haider Yaqub, Plan International: Supporting Children in Rural China

Haider Yaqub, country director for Plan International, talks to CDB about his organization’s work in supporting children’s development and fighting gender biases in China.

China’s Minister of Education announces reforms to ensure migrant children’s access to education

On the 28th of August, the Minister of Education Chen Baosheng reported to the fifth session of the 13th NPC Standing Committee concerning the topics of educational equality and the integration of urban and rural compulsory education. The minister explained that, in order to promote educational equality, and especially the guarantee of migrant children’s right to receive a compulsory education, a unified national student registration system has been established in primary and secondary schools, and the procedure for transferring schools across provinces can now be conducted online. In 2017 the national number of migrant children in compulsory education was 14.066 million, an increase of 1.19 million compared with the previous year. …read more

Rehabilitation and relief system for disabled children to be launched nationwide

Currently there are 1,678,000 disabled children under six years old in China, and every year there are 200,000 new disabled children. It is important to diagnose illnesses and disabilities in children as early as possible in order to have better outcomes. To help parents recognise problems earlier and seek treatment, the following measures have been implemented in China: 2009 – “Management for neonatal screening” to identify illnesses in new borns 2013 – regular testing of 0-6 year olds for vision, hearing, four limbs, cognitive ability and autism 2017 – free testing of psychological and mental behaviour development for 0-6 year olds From the 1st of October 2018 China’s first rehabilitation and …read more

Photos from Save the Children's inclusive education program in Yunnan go on display

Photos from Save the Children’s inclusive education program in Yunnan go on display

At the end of August, a selection of photography pieces were put on display in the lobby of a shopping mall in Yizhuang, Beijing. The photos contain people, animals and landscapes. The artists who took them are six children from a mountainous regions of Yunnan, three of whom have disabilities. Set up by Save the Children, the gallery gives disabled children the chance to express themselves through the medium of photography. The gallery is the product of one of the inclusive education programs run by Save the Children in the rural areas of Yunnan. Since September 2016, these children have been attending photography lessons once every three months with professional …read more

15 families with autistic children moving into new Shenzhen compound provokes protests

15 families with autistic children moving into new Shenzhen compound provokes protests

This is an abridged translation of the article written and published by 大米和小米 which can be found here.   On the 18th July, a few families preparing to view their newly allocated public rental housing were sent alerts that due to poor weather conditions their viewings had been rearranged. It was a perfectly fine day, and after looking online the true reason for the change of plans emerged. “17 mental patients are moving into our 75 thousand/m2 compound. What should we do?”, read one headline. What was disturbing about these articles was that the private personal details of the families moving into the public housing were plastered across each one, including …read more

Today is China's Children’s Day – let’s take a look at the situation of Chinese children!

Today is China’s Children’s Day – let’s take a look at the situation of Chinese children!

Editor’s Note This is CDB’s abridged translation of a WeChat post by UNICEF China, published on the first of June, China’s official Children’s Day. Please find the original here. The graphs are all taken from UNICEF’s report.    This Children’s Day, let’s get a deeper understanding of China’s children. Do you know the answers to the following questions: How many children are there in China? Where does China rank in the world for its total number of children? How many Chinese children are affected by migration? What different types of challenges do different child populations in China face? How many children are unable to live with their parents? Children are …read more

Rehabilitation and aid systems for disabled children established by the State Council

It was announced yesterday that, in order to better safeguard the rights and interests of disabled children and promote the civilized evolution of society, the executive meeting of the State Council hosted by Li Keqiang decided to establish a system of rehabilitation and aid for disabled children. From October 1st of this year, qualified disabled children from the ages of 0-6 years old who have sight, hearing, speech, limb or mental disabilities or are autistic, including disabled or orphaned children who come from deprived family backgrounds or are under the care of welfare organisation will be provided with medical procedures, fitted with aid equipment, given rehabilitation training and other treatment. If …read more

Jack Ma donates $3M to Jordan's Queen Rania's Foundation for Education and Development

Jack Ma donates $3M to Jordan’s Queen Rania’s Foundation for Education and Development

Editor’s note This report was originally published by Alizila. You can find the original here.   The Jack Ma Foundation on Monday announced the first stage of a $3 million donation in support of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, a nonprofit group headed by the Queen of Jordan to promote education in the Middle Eastern country. The announcement was made by Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma during his trip to Jordan this week, when he visited the office of Edraak, a free online education platform supported by the Queen’s foundation. Ma, a former English teacher, has maintained a lifelong commitment to promoting education. Founded in 2014, the …read more

Education in Sight: an Interview with Andrew Shirman

Education in Sight: an Interview with Andrew Shirman

An exclusive interview with Andrew Shirman, CEO and co-founder of Education in Sight, who talks to CDB about his efforts to bring eyeglasses to schoolchildren in rural China.

Tong Lihua: the law on the protection of minors should be a “hard” law, not a “soft” one

The China Foundation of Culture and Art for Children and PhoenixNet Public Welfare recently hosted a forum on child protection in Beijing. The forum was attended by deputies of China’s “Two Sessions” to discuss the topic of chid protection, call for the establishment of a mechanism against sexual abuse of children, and facilitate the improvement of relevant laws and mechanisms. Tong Lihua, the director of the Beijing Teenage Legal Aid and Research Center, attended the forum and delivered a speech with suggestions on how to revise the Law on the Protection of Minors. Tong claimed that the Law should be enforced from the national strategic level through the establishment of relevant …read more