Keyword: Rural Development

“Little Sycee” phone app encourages private charity

On January 16th, the Beijing Yuanwang Charitable Foundation (北京圆网慈善基金会) unveiled its mobile phone application Little Sycee (小元宝) during the fifth “Yuan Plan-Fruitful Holiday”(圆计划-圆满假期)launching ceremony of a thousand volunteers in Beijing. The application, for the first time, allows individuals, especially the 120 million Chinese people who frequently donate, to establish and run their own charitable foundation through a Little Sycee account. Users can manage their donations through the “Foundation Management” function and spearhead or browse charitable initiatives or funding opportunities in “Launch Good Deeds” and “Browse Good Deeds” . The app also provides a “Lucky Wheel” function where users can exchange their charitable points for coupons. One of Little Sycee’s unique …read more

The Educational NGOs Alliance makes its debut in Chengdu

The Educational NGOs Alliance makes its debut in Chengdu

The fourth annual conference of Chinese educational NGOs has just been held in Chengdu. Representatives from educational NGOs and educational practitioners held discussions about topics such as the dialogue between globalization and the current situation of local education, how educational NGOs help the development of rural teachers, the dilemmas and status of rural teachers, and the career development of rural teachers. Photo of the Educational NGOs Alliance at the conference The Educational NGOs Alliance made its debut during the conference. The Alliance is composed of nine organizations including CFPA, the 21st Century Education Research Institute, Beijing TAL foundation(北京好未来公益基金会), Beijing XDF foundation (北京新东方公益基金会), Western sunshine foundation (西部阳光农村发展基金会), Green & Shine Foundation …read more

State Council puts forward the ‘Internet + Poverty Alleviation’ Proposal

To celebrate the second Chinese Poverty Alleviation Day and the 23rd International Day of the Eradication of Poverty, the 2015 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum, hosted by the State Council Leading Group of Poverty Alleviation and Development, launched the ‘Internet + Poverty Alleviation’ Joint Action Proposal on October 16th in Beijing. The Proposal was initiated by the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the Center for Informatization Study alongside several leading Chinese Internet companies including Alibaba Group, Tencent, JD, Suning Appliance, S.F. Express and NetEase. “As one of the “Top 10 Well-matched Poverty Alleviation Projects” (精准扶贫十大工程), the “Poverty Alleviation through E-commerce” (电商扶贫) project has been included into the government’s poverty-alleviation policy …read more

China Internet Foundation partners with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

On September 22nd (Local time in Seattle), The China Internet Development Foundation ( first Chinese public-raising foundation in the Internet sector) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation agreed to form a partnership, cooperating in charity and public healthcare programs in the developing countries. For more details, please see the report from Xinhua News Agency here.  

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CreditEase’s “YiNongDai” Project and Finding the Right CSR Partner

The sixth case study in CDB’s 2015 report on business-NGO relations in China looks at the successful CSR department of Beijing-based microcredit P2P company CreditEase.

“One Belt and One Road

“One Belt and One Road” Philanthropic Journey launched in Beijing

On September 9th, the launch ceremony of the philanthropic journey, named “One Belt and One Road – explore the source of sand desertification” (“一带一路土地荒漠化沙源探寻”公益之旅), was held in Beijing. The event was founded by Beijing Youth Daily under the guidance of State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China and China Green Foundation. Chen Peng, China Green Foundation’s Deputy Secretary General, presented the flag to Zhang Yanpi, Director of Beijing Youth Daily on behalf of China Green Foundation. The event aims to present the achievements of environment work in western China and encourage active participation from the public welfare sector in environmental protection. Ma Shuai, the person in charge of the …read more

Jinfeng Mining Company and Sustainable Community-Building

Jinfeng Mining Company and Sustainable Community-Building

The seventh case study in CDB’s 2015 report on business-NGO relations in China looks at the success that Jinfeng Mining Company, a natural resources enterprise, has had in cooperating with an NGO to create a sustainable community.

Trailer of a VR documentary on left-behind children released at Davos Forum

On September 10th, the UN, China Development Research Foundation (中国发展研究基金会), and Caixin Media (财新传媒) jointly released the trailer of the Virtual Reality documentary Kindergarten in a Mountain Village (山村里的幼儿园) during the Summer Davos Forum. The premiere of the full documentary is expected to be on October 21st at the Fourth Children and Anti-poverty Conference (儿童与反贫困大会). It will be the first ever VR Documentary in China and the fourth VR documentary by UN. During the Summer Davos Forum, the UN also showed their first VR documentary Cloud Over Sidra concerning the Syrian refugees. The documentary focuses on the opportunities and challenges of solving the left-behind children problem in China. It was …read more

The 2nd China Social Finance Forum held in Beijing

The 2nd China Social Finance Forum (中国公益金融论坛), held in Beijing on September 7th, attracted over 600 participants from more than ten countries. During the meeting, more than 30 guest speakers shared their visions and practical experiences, and conducted in-depth analyses on topics such as new opportunities brought by the improved financial environment and Social Finance’s role in supporting sustainable development and promoting innovation.  Kevin Rudd, Australia’s former prime minister, gave a keynote speech at the forum. According to him, Social Finance is gradually becoming a global mainstream, and China’s awakening market will play a special role in the future development of Social Finance. CreditEase, the first fortune management organization providing philanthropic …read more

Two left-behind children murdered in Bijie

Two “left-behind” children were murdered in their home on August 4 in Bijie, Guizhou.The two victims were a 15-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy. Bijie is already well-known in China as being the location of the recent tragic suicide of four left-behind children in June, this year. This had already roused mass public interest in the problems facing the millions of children left at home while their parents look for work in urban areas.

Liu Feiyue's Village of Left Behind Children

Liu Feiyue’s Village of Left Behind Children

Photographer Liu Feiyue travels to one village in Gansu to document the lives of the “left-behind” children who live there.

China Youth Daily: what can NGOs do for China’s left-behind children?

The issue of China’s left-behind children issue has become the most discussed topic among Chinese NGOs. Most organizations agree that while material support for these children is important, mental and psychological needs are even more pressing.What kind of methods or models could Chinese NGOs follow to give psychological and mental support to left-behind children? The China Youth Daily writes that some Chinese NGOs (they use the term “social organizations” 社会组织) currently provide the following four types of services: 1. Community & non-professional service This type of service includes eenriching the daily lives of left-behind children by organizing after-school activities and installing facilities at schools. Research has shown that this type of service helps children become …read more

NGOCN: what can Chinese NGOs do for left-behind children?

What did NGOs in China do wrong? Several factors that could stop the Bijie children suicide incident from happening.

Road to School releases white paper on mental issues facing China’s left-behind children

A strikingly 10 million children in China can’t meet their parents in a whole year.

Growing Home: The Chinese NGO that Tells Bedtime Stories to Rural Boarding Students

Growing Home: The Chinese NGO that Tells Bedtime Stories to Rural Boarding Students

CBD’s Yang Jin profiles the NGO “Growing Home”, which helps rural boarding school students by telling them bedtime stories

Stay-behind or migrate? A sad childhood for 100 million Chinese children

Stay-behind or migrate? A sad childhood for 100 million Chinese children

Chinese newspaper Caixin writes that no country in the world has such a huge population of children that live away from their parents.They are the 60 million left-behind children in China’s rural areas and many are only able to meet their parents once a year. Most of the children are taken care of by elderly grandparents but it is estimated that two million live alone without any guardian. As an effect of long-time separation with their parents, loss of family ties, and weakening of family education, their living standards, mental and psychical health, and environment for growth is worse off than ordinary children. More strikingly, the rates of unnatural deaths and sexual assault in this …read more

Survey on the living conditions of China's 61 million left-behind children

Survey on the living conditions of China’s 61 million left-behind children

The Beijing News writes that the four children who committed suicide in Bijie are indicative of the mental state and living conditions of China’s “left-behind children”. The number of “left-behind children” in Chinese rural areas is always on the rise as the migrant population keeps expanding. In 2014 it reached 61.0255 million, which means that 1 in every 5 children in China is “left-behind”. The article also mentions a 2014 survey conducted by the NGO “On the Road to School”(上学路上), which looked at left-behind children in the rural areas of six cities and provinces. The survey, based on 2131 completed questionnaires, highlights aspects of the children’s lives such as how the absence of parents and poor grades at school negatively …read more

Solving the challenges facing ‘left-behind children’ requires efforts from everyone

On June 9th, four “left-behind children (留守儿童)” committed suicide in their home in Bijie, Guizhou. The tragic incident follows another three years ago, when five left-behind children died in Bijie after lighting a fire in a dustbin. The tragedy has once again brought national attention to the many problems facing children left behind by China’s migrant labourers. A Nanfang Daily article argues that these problems aren’t easy to solve and require coordinated efforts from both government and non-government. According to the article there are two possible solutions: one is to have parents come home (让爸妈回家) and the other one is to have children leave with their parents (跟爸妈离开). These might sound simple but to really …read more