Shanghai Daily: Building Hope in Sichuan

During the holiday season, thoughts turn to giving back, both to communities and to charitable endeavours. At Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), however, giving back happens year-round.

Sichuan Earthquake Educational Development (SEED) was created by YCIS Shanghai along with other YCIS campuses in Hong Kong, Beijing, Qingdao, Chongqing, and Silicon Valley, USA in the wake of the Sichuan earthquake to channel funds raised by students toward the restoration of the Minzhu Primary School in Anyue County, Sichuan. The SEED project inspired a more permanent initiative at all of the YCIS schools called Seeds of Hope, which brings education to other parts of China.

 

This article was published in Shanghai Daily.

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