Foster resilience and economic empowerment among vulnerable communities and youth. Help communities better prepare for future disasters and partner with Chinese development organizations to build their capacity.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
China: Support for Earthquake Survivors
More than three months after a catastrophic earthquake hit China's Sichuan Province, Mercy Corps is training local mental health professionals to support the special needs of thousands of children traumatized by the disaster.
China: Finding Hope on the Side of the Road
One day as 40-year-old Guo Peiling was rummaging around the neighborhood for his recycling business, he found a school for his youngest daughter.
China: Dandelion Seeds
Hu Yan's school days are hectic. She takes a full course load, including math, English, science and ethics. And her 45-minute lunch period affords no time to relax.
China: Nourishing Roots
Thousands of China’s urban youth are left without schooling because they are the children of migrant workers. Legally, these children are not allowed to go to school because their registration, or hukou, is in their home village instead of their adopted city.