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Social Work

The story of China’s first food bank

Editor’s Note This is a summary of a report published by the 世界说 WeChat account on the 12th of June 2020. See here for the original.   China’s first food bank, the “Oasis Charity” (绿洲公益), was founded seven years ago …

31 fake social organizations closed down in Beijing

According to a report by the 北京社会建设和民政 WeChat account, run by Beijing’s Civil Affairs Bureau, a total of 31 fake social organizations had been disbanded in Beijing from the start of the year until the end of May 2020. The…

Social workers spurred into action against coronavirus

The present time is a critical period for the prevention and control of the pneumonia outbreaks linked to the new coronavirus. As an important part of the social forces and the professional and technical personnel engaged in specialized social service…

Average wage of social workers in Shenzhen expected to increase

Bureau of Civil Affairs in Shenzhen released on last Thursday a policy draft on social work to solicit public opinions. Titled “Several Measures for Facilitating the Development of Social Work (Consultation Paper)” , the draft has proposed concrete solutions to…

Child development program initiated in Yunnan province

A community based child-development program has been initiated in Yiliang county, Zhaotong prefecture-level city, Yunnan Province, by the Fujian Industrial Charitable Foundation in cooperation with Heart to Heart Community Care. The prefecture is considered to be one of the poorest…

Artist from Chengdu volunteers in Chile’s slums

Icy Tan is a freelance illustrator from Chengdu who currently lives in Santiago, Chile, and actively works as an art volunteer. She has lived there for over half a year, learning art therapy at a local NGO and helping people…

Comics explain social work to Chinese audiences

China’s State Council recently approved the “Announcement on the List of National Professional Qualifications”, published by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; a total of 140 professions are included in the list, and for the first time social…

What’s wrong with China’s system for recruiting social workers?

A recent article published in Southern Weekly discusses the problems in China’s current system of social worker recruitment. The author, a social work professor from Beijing Normal University, points out three major challenges. First of all, the “package” model through…