Keyword: civil affairs

Each urban community slated to possess at least ten social organizations by 2020

Each urban community slated to possess at least ten social organizations by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Affairs recently published the Guidelines for promoting social organizations in communities, with the aim of promoting community services in urban and rural areas by expanding government service procurement (in this context the word community refers to the 社区, a loose form of neighbourhood units found in China). Communities are in this way supported to provide low-income families, people in dire poverty, empty-nesters, left behind people in rural areas, children in difficulty, the disabled and other people in need with volunteering projects covering daily care, medical care, entertainment, culture and sports, and professional services including psychological counselling, humanistic care, spiritual consolation and mental health care, and guidance on improving the …read more