Foster resilience and economic empowerment among vulnerable communities and youth.
While China’s growing economy has created new opportunities for many, the widening gap between rich and poor has created new social and economic challenges. Access to stable livelihoods and adequate services remains a serious challenge. Addressing social disparities is now a high priority.
- Children & Youth: Improving educational and work opportunities for urban youth who’ve migrated from rural areas
- Disaster preparedness: Helping local governments and communities prepare for natural disasters while improving local livelihoods
- Conflict & Governance: Cultivating skills for social entrepreneurship among young Chinese leaders
All stories about China
China: Needs Arise from Another Earthquake September 8, 2008
China: Epilogue August 6, 2008
I have been back in the United States since Saturday afternoon. As usual, these first few days have been experienced — and felt — through the blurriness of a fifteen-hour time difference between Oregon and China. Jet lag renders everything into vagaries.
China: A Rare Treasure August 1, 2008
I think what I'll always remember about distribution day in Yunji is the range of emotions.
China: Literally Beautiful August 1, 2008
China: Turnabout July 30, 2008
I interviewed them for a half-hour, and then they interviewed me for an hour. And I think they asked the tougher questions.
China: Adding Oil July 29, 2008
A displacement camp isn't an easy place for a child to live. Besides the confines of the camp structure, there is a lack of open, green play areas. Also, the very place is a daily reminder of the tragedy and trauma that has brought them and their families there.
China: Several Thousand Good Neighbors July 28, 2008
To step inside the walls of the Qinjianrenjia displacement camp boggles the mind. To spend time among camp's residents warms the heart.
China: The World's Youngest Principal July 15, 2008
When I think about our first day distributing hygiene kits to displaced earthquake survivors, I will most remember the bravery of a 17-year-old school principal.
China: Thoughts from Half a World Away May 23, 2008
The last place I visited in Sichuan Province was Juyuan Township middle school. Its story has been told in the media countless times but no news segment can convey what it's like to be there.
China: Meeting China's New Homeless May 21, 2008