Keyword: Educational Support

China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation officially opens office in Ethiopia

China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation officially opens office in Ethiopia

The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation has officially registered an office in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. This is the foundation’s third overseas office, after the ones it set up in Nepal and Myanmar. As the CFPA announced on its WeChat account last Friday, “the opening ceremony of the CFPA’s Ethiopian office was smoothly held in Addis Ababa on the 19th of September 2019. This activity is aimed at expanding the impact of Chinese civil society organizations in Ethiopia, encourage the foundation to cooperate in all fields with Chinese and Ethiopian organizations in the future, and help the construction of a common popular feeling along the Belt and Road.” …read more

A story from Project Hope

A story from Project Hope

Editor’s Note This is an abbreviated and slightly modified translation of an article originally published by 北京晚报, and re-posted by the WeChat account of the China Philanthropy Research Institute at Beijing Normal University on the 16th of August (find the original here). It recounts the story of one of the lives which were changed by Project Hope, a program started in 1988 to enable impoverished children to study which probably still stands as one of the most influential and well-known charitable projects to have ever taken place in China.   In 1991, China Youth Daily photo-journalist Jie Hailong took a series of photos which he entitled “我要读书” (I want to study). …read more

A national system of subsidies for impoverished students takes shape

Editor’s Note This is a summary of an article published by the China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI) of Beijing Normal University on the 26th of November 2018. You can find the original here.    At present China’s system for subsidizing students suffering from financial hardship has basically taken shape. On average more than 20% of students around the country are considered to come from families with financial difficulties. In the western areas of China, the percentage rises to 30%. There are the three major features of the newly established system. First of all the system is very comprehensive, covering everything from preschool to higher education. 31 provinces have cancelled tuition fees and …read more

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.

Volunteer teaching program for college students turns out to be a scam

Volunteer teaching program for college students turns out to be a scam

It has been reported that hundreds of college students in Shanxi province were recently the victims of a scam after they signed up for a volunteer teaching summer program. 支教 (lit. educational support) programs, through which volunteers go and teach for free in remote or underdeveloped areas, are quite popular among Chinese college students. In this case however, after arriving at the place where they were supposed to volunteer on July 16th, the students realized that what they had signed up for was really a trap — the organizers not only did not have the relevant qualifications for recruiting volunteer teachers, but also charged the local students for the extra classes, …read more