Anti - FGM
Time: December 2015 - present
Location: Oloitoktok Town, Eastern Kenya
Partner: Maasai Girls Life Time Dream Foundation, Divinity
Intro: About 78% of women aged 15 to 49 have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Maasai tribe in Kenya. Because many of FGM operations are privately administered the sanitation is often unqualified, women are vulnerable to wound infection, massive bleeding, and HIV infection after surgery.
Impact: We partnered with two local NGOs ‒ MAGRIAF and Divinity--to take in girls threatened by FGM and provide them with living expenses, tuition fees, and professional development opportunities.
We are the first Chinese civil society organization involved in anti-FGM in Africa. We partnered with MAGRIAF and funded the Maasai Girls Life Time Dream Foundation- a local NGO, which supports girls rescued from FGM.
We donated over 15000 USD to the centers, and has been currently supporting for 5 girls.
We donated 21 laptops for Divinity to build a computer lab, helping girls and community members with online learning opportunities. In the future, the computer lab will serve as a computer skills training center for the local community.
Safe Drinking Water Project in a Slum of Kenya
Time: July ‒ August 2019
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Intro: Kenya is rated by the World Health Organization as one of the 24 countries with the worst condition of drinking water, with more than 18 million people lacking the access to safe and clean drinking water.
Our students mentored around 100 local children about “Secrets of Drinking Water” in the slums of Nairobi, to pass on skills and safety tips of drinking water and thereby informed nearly 100 families how to make water purifiers.
During their research in the slums of Kenya, our students filmed a documentary called Dirty Water Tap, which is one of the few documentaries made by Chinese students on the drinking water situation in Kenya slums. It created attention to Chinese about drinking water issues in Africa.
Website Building for Refugees to Support Business Development
Time: July ‒ August 2019
Partner: AAH-I (Action Africa Help International)
Intro: Kenya hosts about half a million refugees from 15 countries. Kakuma, a small town in the northwest corner of the country, opened up to nearly 190,000 refugees, which takes up 40 % of Kenya’s total refugee population. Most of these refugees were forced to flee from over a dozen African countries, including Somalia and South Sudan, because of war or killings. AAH-I, an NGO, trains refugees to make handicrafts and clothing, hoping to promote their handicrafts and clothing in the global marketplace via the media and social networks.
Impact: We led students to build an English website for AAH-I-supported refugee handicraft projects, which helped them with global marketing and business development.
Marketing to Support Women Empowerment in Kenya
Time: July 2017 - present
Location: Kasigau and other areas in Kenya
Partner: Euphrasia Women Center, etc.
Intro: Many women in Africa face poverty and unemployment challenges. We are working with Kenyan NGOs to help women sell products to Chinese.
Impact: We led a group of students, partnered with several local NGOs, including the Euphrasia Women’s Center, to organize at least five business marketing campaigns targeting Chinese market which led to over 5000 USD sales.
Fundraising to End "Period Poverty"
Time: September 2019 - present
Partners: RefuSHE, etc
Intro: In some parts of Kenya, some women and children suffer from long-term poverty and therefore “period poverty”.
Our students raised 2000 USD to purchase sanitary towels and donated to people deserving them.
A portion of it were donated to RefuSHE, an NGO that helps refugee women and children in Kenya. The rest were donated directly to women and adolescents in Kenyan communities.
More than 1,000 people have benefited from this activity.
Website Building to Support Responsible Tourism in Peru
Time: July ‒ August 2020
Partner: Alternative Peru
Intro: 78% of indigenous children in Peru live in poverty. A social enterprise, Alternative Peru, is trying to empower the indigenous tribe economically through Responsible Tourism.
Impact: We led students to build a Chinese website for “Alternative Peru” and help its marketing to Chinese customers. Through this project, we hope to support responsible tourism in Peru that helps indigenous communities.