Shanghai United Foundation

Mission: Empowering donors to support grassroots NGOs in China At present, most grassroots NGOs lack an effective method for professional fund-raising and most Chinese official foundations provide very limited grant opportunities. The resulting funding gap forces them to focus a disproportionate amount of time on maintaining the operation of their organizations. As a result, they usually have neither the energy nor money to conduct large-scale fund-raising activities or focus on improving the impact of their programs. Shanghai United Foundation (SUF) focuses on fund-raising for grassroots NGOs in an effort to relieve much of the financial burden that limits the growth and impact of promis...
May 5, 2015

Preschool of Future for rural poor kids in China

Preschool of Future for rural poor kids in China

The 8th report

 

 

Since April 2013 till May 5, 2015 Shanghai United Foundation and Humana People to People together have strived to promote Globalgiving online donation “Preschool of Future for rural poor kids in China” project in different channels – organization website, QQ, Facebook, Emails and information spread among friends.

 

We’ve already finished the fundraising goal for 8167 USD. There have been 89 Donations from 58 Donors to this project. Thanks to all the donors for the support to this project! Now we are starting to prepare for money withdraw and project work plan.

 

On Dec. 13 & 14, 2014, HPP China attended “Beijing Western Sunshine Rural Development Foundation Kindergarten Teacher Training Project evaluation report” Press Release & Rural Preschool Education Seminar which was held in Beijing Normal University. This event was co-hosted by Beijing Western Sunshine Rural Development Foundation and Macao Tong Chai Charity Association.

About 100 people - experts on project evaluation, preschool education and charity development, as well as government officials, NGOs supporting and working with preschool education and related media - attended this event. They elaborated and discussed the Chinese rural preschool situation, project operation models and evaluation methods, and how to establish a platform for project cooperation in order to promote the development of China’s rural preschool education. HPP China’s Preschools of the Future project was shared as a case study on rural preschool education project in this seminar.

A total of 5 preschool or preschool teacher training projects were presented at the conference to encourage mutual learning and development of this civil preschool movement. We look forward to work with everybody to give even more children the chance to get a head start on life!

 



 

 

 


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Apr 1, 2015

One Egg Program Report of SUF (2014 Fall)

The One Egg Program was started by Shanghai United Foundation and other 9 NGOS on Dec 2010. Up to now, the program has been implemented five years.

By January 31 2015, the One Egg Program has been covering 67 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. The program has ensured 11048 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

 

50%-60% of students of program schools walk to school every day, and it will be take one to four hours. They missed breakfast because their poor families can’t make breakfast for them, and their schools don’t provide breakfast too. So they eat eggs for breakfast, and that could help them stay awake or don’t cat naps for the morning classes. There are some education program and poverty program in the One Egg Program project sites, together, these programs are essential to improving education and health of children in impoverished region. Also, cooperation of several programs pools our resources and allows each to contribute what they can.


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Feb 9, 2015

Preschools of the Future - Seventh report

Preschool of Future for rural poor kids in China

The 7th report

Since April 2013 till October 31, 2014 Shanghai United Foundation and Humana People to People together have strived to promote Globalgiving online donation “Preschool of Future for rural poor kids in China” project in different channels – organization website, QQ, Facebook, Emails and information spread among friends.

 

We’ve already finished the fundraising goal for 7618 USD. There have been 76 Donations from 54 Donors to this project. Thanks to all the donors for the support to this project! Now we are starting to prepare for money withdraw and project work plan.

 

During this period, in the project, for teacher training, we organized teacher monthly trainings and field visits to other kindergartens. Monthly training mainly focused on children’s safety, health and nutrition issues and teaching methods. The teachers met every month and discuss and exchange with each other. The teachers can learn from each other about the advantages and disadvantages and improve themselves. We organized internship activities for teachers; each teacher can work in a different preschool for one to two days to learn some new teaching skills and experiences.

 

The Project Leader (second from right) visit Malishu preschool and communicate with the teacher on the daily operation

 

Also, in this period, evaluation tools of preschool children, teachers and parents were developed. According to the development characteristics of children and the aspects of parents’ attention to their children in preschool we developed Posters for evaluation of performance of respective 3-4 year old and 5-6 year old preschool children. For example, some of the evaluation indicators are “she/he can simply draw with color pen” (3-4 year old children), “ she/he is able to use a spoon to eat her/his own meal”(3-4 year old children), “ she/he is able to use scissors cut along a line”(3-4 and 5-6 year old children) , “ she/he is able to orderly, clearly and coherently tell about one thing” (5-6 year old children), “ she/he is able to clarify and organize her/his own belongings”(5-6 year old children), “ she/he can write her/his name correctly”(5-6 year old children), etc. The preschool teachers will do daily record of the children’s performance and update the posters monthly. The Posters will be pasted in the classroom and it also can show the changes of the children to their parents.

 

In order to evaluate the preschool teachers, the result of the teacher trainings and he progress they made we developed a “Monthly teacher evaluation form”. The Project Leader (PL) will evaluate the teachers and fill in the form every month after she/he has visited each preschool and has done the M&E. Then the PL can discuss with the teachers about their progress and what they need improve and then the teachers need adjust their work according to the evaluation result. The foundation of the development of the preschool is the local community. And the parents are the foundation of the community. To improve and broaden channels of communication with the parents is one of our very important tasks. So we developed a “Monthly feedback form for parent” where the teachers will fill in what preschool has done on cultivating the children and what progress the children have made. The form will be handed in to the parents during each parents meeting and the teacher will discuss problems and solutions together with the parents.

Happy Chinese New year to all dear donors and people who ever care about this project.

 
   

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