CSR Project 2017

The Chamber's Main CSR Project - Bright Eyes

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This care in the community project seeks to provide eye care treatment for the children of migrant workers in poor rural areas of China. Providing corrective eye glasses to young children with impaired vision improves their academic performance and, hence, a greater career opportunity for the future.

The project is focused on Schools in LiXin County, Anhui Province, a region that the Chamber has been supporting for almost a decade through classroom refurbishments and the supply of Libraries.

We work in partnership with the Lixin Charity Association to deliver these projects.

The Chamber’s CSR Partners for 2017

The Chamber decided to support four of the projects, which are listed below. You can find further information on each of the charities by visiting their websites which are also linked below.

Bo Ai Children’s Rehabilitation Centre

Bo Ai was established in 1996 providing healthcare and education facilities for children with cerebral palsy. After years of development, in 2004 Bo Ai expanded the services towards children with autism, Down syndrome, and delayed development, in order to maximise the resources of the centre, and open to more children with special needs.

The Chamber will support Bo Ai this year by purchasing a Speech therapy machine for children with developmental delay.

Children’s University

The Children’s University is an International critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day.

The Chamber will support Children’s University by helping fund to Children’s University’s innovative Passport to Learning which encourages children from the age of 5 to try new learning experiences in and outside of school; at after school clubs, at home, in the local library, museum or further afield.

Home Sweet Home Shanghai

Home Sweet Home has been active in Shanghai for more than 11 years. They help homeless and/or disabled people reintegrate into society through a two-year residential training and work programme.

The Chamber will support Home Sweet Home through the purchase of a new embroidery machine, which will be used to help the young people at HSH learn new skills and enable HSH to produce more items for their customers, which will help make HSH more sustainable.

The Library Project

The Library Project aim is to improve children’s literacy by providing local language libraries, children’s literacy programs and teacher training. Over the past ten years, we have established more than 2,000 libraries and donated over 1,300,000 books, impacting at least 700,000 Children.

The Chamber will support The Library Project by donating libraries to schools in Lixin County, Anhui where the Chamber also provides support as part of the Bright Eyes Project.

If you would like to support Bright Eyes, or would like information on any of our CSR work, then please contact Barry Kirkwood at barry.kirkwood@britishchambershanghai.org.