THE AMITY FOUNDATION
ANNUAL REPORT 2009
The Amity Foundation, an independent Chinese voluntary organization, was created in 1985 on the initiative of Chinese Christians to promote education, social services, health, and rural development from China’s coastal provinces in the east of the minority areas of the west. Abiding by the principle of mutual respect and faith, Amity builds friendship with people at home and abroad. Through the promotion of holistic development and public welfare, Amity serves society, benefits the people and strives to promote world peace. In this way, Amity: • Contributes to China’s social development and openness to the outside world; • Makes Christian involvement and participation in meeting the needs of society more widely known to the Chinese people; • Serves as a channel for people-to-people contact and the ecumenical sharing of resources.
ON THE COVER: Children living in Gansu, the Gobi desert area of Western China, receive the education on awareness of iodine deficiency. Amity has devoted special medical care to populations living off the land in remote and isolated areas.
Table of Contents Message from the General Secretary ....................................................................................................
Who We Are .............................................................................................................................................
Organizational Chart ..............................................................................................................................
• Nanjing Headquarters ..................................................................................................................... • Hong Kong Office ............................................................................................................................
Project Map ..............................................................................................................................
• The Amity Foundation Hong Kong Office .......................................................................................
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The Nanjing Amity Printing Company ................................................................................................
Networking and Capacity-building .....................................................................................................
Local Institutional Partners ....................................................................................................................
Overseas Institutional Partners .............................................................................................................
• Amity Home of Blessings ................................................................................................................. • Church & Social Service ................................................................................................................... • Community Development & Environmental Protection ................................................................. • Disaster Management ...................................................................................................................... • Education & International Exchange ............................................................................................... • Orphan Education & Foster Care ..................................................................................................... • Public Health & HIV/AIDS Prevention .......................................................................................... • Social Welfare .................................................................................................................................. • Publicity and Resource Development ..............................................................................................
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Message from the General Secretary
he aftermath of the global financial tsunami and natural disasters in China made 2009 one of the most challenging years for Amity. Work on earthquake rehabilitation in Sichuan had barely been completed when floods struck southern China. Despite this, Amity worked h a r d t o r a i s e f i n a n ci a l s u p p or t f or i t s r e l i e f w o r k a n d even managed to provide some modest relief aid to the Philippines and Haiti, to express solidarity with typhoon and earthquake victims. Disaster relief remained top of the agenda but it was clear that initiatives had to be taken to address the effects of climate change. Amity began assessing its water projects and findings point to the need for more pollution control, protection of water sources and enabling farmers to access safe drinking water. Environmental issues have always been important aspects of Amityâ€™s work. Today, there is great urgency to further carry out educational and advocacy work in these areas. This will require Amity to work more closely with other NGOs, churches, schools and partners overseas. The growing positive response and support for Amityâ€™s work from local churches in Jiangsu, Henan, Shaanxi provinces, to name a few, have been very encouraging. Churches have been donors to relief work and recipients of management training in church-run projects. The joint establishment of the Jiangsu Christian Charity Fund with the Jiangsu Provincial Christian Council has met with strong support from local congregations. As Amity continues to raise funds and volunteers in China, its work will gain more support and grounding in local communities. We hope that the Childrenâ€™s Development Center and the Home of Blessings will blaze new trails in working with autistic and mentally challenged children. These centers continue to break new ground with the help of experts from Hong Kong and overseas. We are proud of the newly established NGO Development Center that will hopefully contribute to the growth of sustainable and healthy NGOs in China. Its establishment marked a milestone and provides a great opportunity for Amity to share its rich and varied experiences with other NGOs. It will be a challenge for us to ensure its success and to expand the space for more NGOs in China. After almost 25 years of development work, it is time for Amity to reflect on its work, assess its social impact and make further improvements. More research and analyses will be needed to chart our way in a China that has changed tremendously in the last
Message from the General Secretary
two decades. For social and economic development to be sustainable, local communities, whether rural or urban, have to be enabled and empowered. My appreciation goes to our staff, my colleagues, who have often worked beyond the call of duty and put in extra effort when confronted with new tasks and assignments. We are grateful to our friends and donors who made it possible for Amity to finally build an annex to our office building so that staff can work in more conducive surroundings. Special thanks go to all friends and partners for another year of encouragement and support for Amity’s work. Without your inestimable assistance, our common belief of “love in action” would be water without a source. In a bright new year, Amity is looking forward to better cooperation with more partners and closer unity with people with a caring heart, in the hope of further relaying our compassion and promoting philanthropy in China.
Qiu Zhonghui Vice Chair of the Board General Secretary
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Who We Are Board of Directors: President: Bishop K.H.Ting
Honorary Chairperson, National Committee of TSPM (Three-self Patriotic Movement of the Protestant Churches in China); Honorary President, CCC (China Christian Council); Principal of the Nanjing Union Theological Seminary; Vice Chairperson, National Committee of the CPPCC (Chinese Peopleâ€™s Political Consultative Conference)
Vice President: Dr. Prof. Ting Yenren (Stephen)
Professor, School of Foreign Studies of Nanjing University
Mr. Weng Zhenjin
Former Vice President, Jiangsu Provincial Overseas Chinese Friendship Association
Ms. Wang Juzhen
Vice Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in China; Former Member, National Committee of the CPPCC; Former Vice Chairperson, the National Committee of TSPM
Directors: Rev. Bao Jiayuan
Associate Secretary General, CCC
Rev. Cao Shengjie
Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in China; Former President, CCC; Member, Standing Committee of the CPPCC
Rev. Prof. Chen Zemin
Former Vice Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in China; Former Vice President, CCC; Former Vice Principal, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary
Prof. Dai Shuhe
Professor, Nanjing University of Technology; Former Member, Standing Committee of the CPPCC; Former Vice Chairperson, Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the CPPCC
Rev. Deng Fucun
Former Residential Vice President, National Committee of TSPM; Member, National Committee of the CPPCC
Rev. Gao Ying
Vice Chairperson, Beijing Municipal Committee of TSPM; Vice Chairperson, Commission on Womenâ€™s Ministry of the CCC; VicePresident, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary
Amity Headquarters in Nanjing.
Who We Are
Presbyter Ji Jianhong
Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in China; Former Chairperson, National Committee of TSPM
Mr. Luo Guanzong
Honorary Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in China; Former Member, Standing Committee of the CPPCC
Rev. Peng Cuiâ€™an
Former Vice Principal, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary
Prof. Qu Qinyue
Fellow, Chinese Academy of Science; Member, Standing Committee of the CPPCC; Former President, Nanjing University; Former Vice Chairperson, Standing Committee of the Jiangsu Provincial Peopleâ€™s Congress
Mr. Shen Derong
Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in Shanghai; Former Vice Chair, Advisory Committee of the Protestant Churches in China; Former Member, National Committee of the CPPCC
Ms. Shen Peirong
Former Deputy Director, Department of International Affairs, Ministry of Labor and Personnel Affairs
Mr. Wu Rong
Former General Secretary, Jiangsu Provincial Committee of the CPPCC
Ms. Xu Jingcan
Board Member, Shanghai YWCA; General Manager of the Yate Co. Ltd.; Former Member, Shanghai Municipal Committee of the CPPCC
Prof. Xu Rulei
Former Deputy Director, Institute for Religious Studies of Nanjing University
Ms. Zhang Ye
Former Chairperson, Nanjing Municipal Committee of the CPPCC
Mr. Zhou Jiacai
Consultant, Jiangsu Provincial Red Cross Society; Former Executive Vice President, Jiangsu Provincial Red Cross Society
Prof. Zhu Chuanyi
Professor, Institute of American Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Amity staff get-together in front of the new office building.
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Nanjing Headquarters: General Secretary: Qiu Zhonghui
Assistant General Secretary: He Wen
Nanjing Staff: Bao Yiqian Cao Hui Chen Chaoying Chen Weizhen Chu Chaoyu Cui Baohong Cui Yazhou Deng Xiahui Du Ying Gao Mei Ge Yong Gong Sheng Ji Xiaodong
Ji Xiaomin Jiao Fei Kou Weiwei Li Yang Liu Chang Liu Li Liu Ling Liu Ruhong Liu Ying Shen Zhanqing Shu Junsong Shu Peng Tan Hua
Tang Chuanfang Tang Haiyan Tian Meimei Wang Wanxin Wang Wei Wang Yi Wei Wei Wen Fangfang Wu Anâ€™an Xie Ying Xu Qingke Yan Rong Yang Xiao
Yu Deguo Yue Yaomeng Zhang Xiaoqin Zhang Yuxiang Zhao Jingwen Zheng Wei Zheng Ye Zhou Bo Zhou Liting Zhou Peiqi Zhou Xin
Consultant: Theresa Carino
Hong Kong Office: Coordinator: Anthony Tong
Hong Kong Staff: Helena Chan Han Tsoi
Tong Su Kum Hiu Fung
Volunteers: Philip Lam
Lu Kwong Fai
Hong Kong Staff
Supporting & Admin. Center
The Amity Foundation Organizational Chart Planning & Accounting HR Developement Admin. Support
Project Management Center Social Service Center Research & Dev. Center
Executive Staff Meeting
Board of Directors
Church & Social Service Public Health & HIV AIDS Prevention Disaster Management Education & Orphan Fostering Social Welfare Community Development & Environ. Protection
Amity Children Development Center Amity Home of Blessings Amity Bakery
NGO Development Center Publicity & Resource Development Education & International Exchange
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OPERATING ACTIVITIES DISTRIBUTION Distribution of Income
Distribution of Expenses
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Amity Home of Blessings
n 2009, Amity Social Service Center has developed a service framework which consists of Hunan Road Integration Station, Zhongyangmen Street Integration Station, West Fenghuang Street Family Simulation Station, Amity Bakery, Amity Childrenâ€™s Center, and PTA of the students of the Home of Blessing.
Amity Home of Blessings Number of students at the Home of Blessings increased from 18 to 26 in 2009. All the students are able to wash their faces and brush their teeth independently. 20 students are able to do simple shopping at a grocery store, preparing simple food, and washing bowls and dishes. Other courses like sex education and role-playing have improved studentsâ€™ capacity to adapt to social life. Rather than being merely receivers of help, students are beginning to join in the volunteers to serve other marginalized groups. In 2009, the Home of Blessings served 82 people in the local community, among whom 37 are senior citizens whose spouse died.
Students making Chinese dumplings with parents and volunteers.
Family simulation is a new training mode which was established in 2009. In this training, every six students formed a family and each of them functioned as a family member for 6 months. Teachers adjusted the training plan of students according to their behaviors during the process, so as to ensure that the activities they are in can best simulate real family situations. 18 students of Home of Blessings were trained this way in 2009. The Home of Blessings also organized various recreation activities such as indoor ball playing, dumpling making for the Dragon Boat Festival, handicraft competition, kite flying, etc. for the students.
Students selling newspapers in the downtown to raise money for a leukemia patient.
Amity Home of Blessings
Amity Bakery Six students from the Home of Blessings received vocational training and worked in supportive employment at the bakery in 2009. After series of training, these students are able to take an active part in the kitchen and their concentration and stamina has improved a lot.
Amity Children’s Center 20 children joined the daycare course in 2009, 12 in the half-day care course, and 16 in the special course which is offered to children in common kindergartens. The center organized 19 training sessions and 14 psychological counseling workshops for parents.
Master baker Mr. Kwong Chun Chung, a volunteer from Hong Kong, is teaching.
Social Impact In 2009, Amity’s social service in Nanjing was not only reported in the media locally, but also through other provincial TV channels. Its social recognition has been increased. Because of the promotions in the media, local enterprises began to know about Amity and its work, and they showed Family outing to Mo-chou Lake. great enthusiasm in supporting current projects. Besides continuous collaboration with universities and colleges in Nanjing, the center also strengthens the links with overseas institutes such as Hong Kong Baptist University, International Christian University and Haverford College. 736 opportunities of service and internship were offered and 19 promotion campaigns of equalitarianism of challenged people were launched Lecture by Swan Bakery, a leading social enterprise in Japan. on campus.
Learning to be independent Many students at the Home of Blessing acquired independency skills after being trained. Zhang Yucen, who didn’t know how to hold a knife at home, can now cut cucumber and sweet pepper into slices; Hu Wangqi, who knew nothing about housework, can cook some simple dishes; Cheng Zhongyuan, who never washes tomatoes before he cooks them, now knows the importance of hygiene. Another progress of the Home of Blessing is that students are beginning to serve the others rather than to be served. Ms. Meng Xiaomei lives by herself and suffers from severe arthritis. She cannot walk a long distance and her only son works in another city. Students of the Home of Blessing take turns to do grocery shopping for her. “They are so nice,” Ms. Meng said. “They are even better than my own son.”
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Church & Social Service
mity’s Church and Social Service took on a new look in 2009. In addition to projects addressing HIV/ AIDS and medical care, Amity also focused on building the capacity of the Church for social service. In order to encourage interfaith dialogue and cooperation, Amity developed an HIV/AIDS Prevention Training Project targeting groups from five major religions (Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Protestantism and Catholicism) in Zhoukou City, Henan Province. Amity also established the Jiangsu Christian Charity Fund to promote social service ministry in Jiangsu churches. These projects have equipped the churches across Jiangsu to participate more actively in social service and bear testimony to Christ’s love in larger society. In 2009, the Church and Social Service Division’s active churchrelated projects had over 30,000 direct beneficiaries in the 8 provinces of Henan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Hunan, Sichuan, and Inner Mongolia.
Members from all of China’s five major religions at Amity’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Training in the city of Zhoukou
Church Projects in 2009 No.
Physical check-ups for women
Physical check-ups and treatment for women
Training of trainers (TOT) in AIDS prevention
AIDS prevention publicity
Training for caregivers of AIDS-affected families
Support group for AIDS-affected families
Free medical service in rural areas
Hemerocallis citrina planting
Capacity building training
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Jiangsu Christian Charity Fund In order to promote the social service among churches in Jiangsu, to integrate the resources of the Amity Foundation and churches in the province, and to build a platform for communication and cooperation among the churches, the Amity Foundation and the Jiangsu Provincial Christian Council established the Jiangsu Christian Fund for Social Service in April of 2009. Following the Fund’s inception, Amity developed a management committee and established and improved the Fund’s organizational structure. Four separate capacity building programs were carried out in 2009. At the same time, Amity also engaged in such projects as church construction in northern Jiangsu and support of a Bible school in Inner Mongolia. Awareness of their potential for social service, as well as the level of the services provided, have been greatly enhanced among churches in Jiangsu. The Fund continues to prompt churches to carry out more ministries of social service.
among religious followers; to reduce discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS; and to encourage religious believers to build inclusive and loving communities. Amity organized an orientation workshop at the municipal level and four training of trainers (TOT) sessions at the county level. 693 people participated full-time in these TOT sessions. We also carried out public training in 97 different places of worship in four counties, benefiting more than 5,000 people.
The Church-run Women’s Health Promotion Project The Church-run Women’s Health Promotion Project was implemented in the cities of Zhoukou and Weifang in 2009. It aims to promote health awareness among rural women, help them lead a healthy lifestyle, and improve their quality of life through free physical check-ups and public education. Over 8,745 women received free physical check-ups and 5,643 received free treatment.
HIV/AIDS Prevention Training Project among the Five Major Religions in Zhoukou City, Henan Province This project reflects a new working pattern in Amity’s church-run programs. Its aims are: to improve communication and cooperation among the five major religions in Zhoukou City; to enhance awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS
Chinese Muslims take part in Amity’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Training in the city of Zhoukou
Local women receiving free medical treatment through Amity’s Church-run Women’s Health Promotion Project in Zhoukou
Training for Caregivers of AIDSaffected Families The project is intended to improve standards of care for AIDS patients and provide better life conditions for those infected with HIV. In the past 2 years, Amity has carried out 18 training sessions in 28 villages, 2 churches, and 12 towns in 6 counties, with a total of more than 1,200 participants. We helped AIDS-affected families organize 17 support groups.
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Building Church Capacity for Social Service
foundation for future diaconical ministry. A total of 598 church leaders and concerned colleagues participated in training in 2009.
In 2009, the Church and Social Service team concentrated on building the capacity of churches to involve themselves more in the ministry of social service. Altogether, we have organized 23 capacity
Church-run Voluntary Medical Services Two churches ran major voluntary medical services in 2009: the Gospel Clinic of the Christian Council in Baoji city and the Nanjing YMCA/YWCA. Altogether, 7,700 people benefited from these medical services. These services not only took care of impoverished patients, but also informed them about their conditions and educated them on prevention.
Church representatives participating in one of Amity’s capacity building workshops on peace-building skills training sessions in Jiangsu, Henan, Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia, among other provinces. Topics covered in these capacity training workshops included principles of social service, marriage and family, ministry to teenagers and youth, service for senior citizens, peace-making skills, HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, and so on. The program tried to help churches enhance their awareness of social service from multiple perspectives while laying a good
The Agricultural Project of the Zhoukou Christian Council In September 2009, the Zhoukou Christian Council started the Hemerocallis Citrina Planting and Poplar Planting Projects. Their goal was to help churches support themselves and generate the income which would allow them to perform social service. So far, 15,000 Citrina have been planted and are turning good profits. The two hectares of poplar is also growing well.
A Letter from Reverend Peng, Changzhou Church (Excerpt) I am very grateful for your hard work and for the training opportunities you have provided to us grassroot church workers. I, together with other pastors and church workers, have acquired the skills to handle emergencies through Amity’s peace-making training. The training on diaconia has highlighted the realistic significance and eternal value of diaconia, expanded and deepened our understanding of charity work, and enabled us to see clearly the mission of the church and the direction of its future development. We returned to the church with the fire of love and pondered how to encourage Christians to follow the words and deeds of Jesus; to approach all people in need while promoting diaconical ministry in all its forms, so that God’s love and righteousness would be demonstrated in the world. In this way, all people in need may feel the love and help that are with them, and know hope as they face their lives’ journeys. Again, I appreciate the wonderful things that the Amity Foundation and the Jiangsu Christian Charity Fund have done. I am full of gratitude to our merciful God. I also salute you for what you have done. I hope that I will turn what I have learned through training into practice, and so benefit more people in need.
Community Development & Environmental Protection
Community Development & Environmental Protection
he aim of all the projects is to combine community development and environmental protection closely, to be people-oriented, to enable sustainable and participatory development, as well as to construct balanced development for the community. The focus is on long-term effects and sustainability of the project, emphasizing harmony between human and nature. Projects focused more on the theme of community self-management and community capacitybuilding; further, it continues to explore protection of the ecological environment, the traditional cultural heritage of minorities, vulnerable groups, and to provide assistance to women’s equal development. From project design to implementation and through to the evaluation stage, more attention is being paid to the full participation of beneficiary groups and to project sustainability. A variety of ways are used to strengthen the depth of project management and project monitoring efforts, taking into account the project’s long-term and short-term benefits. In 2009, 35 projects were mainly carried out in 43 counties in 10 provinces and autonomous regions including Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Sichuan, Qinghai, Ningxia, Jiangsu. More than 15 ethnic nationalities benefitted from these projects. 413,914 people benefitted directly. 41% of them were women.
Environmental Protection and New Energy Qu Ma Lai County, Qinghai Province Zha Jiang, 60 years old, lives with her grandson in Jiaqiao Village, Qiuzhi Town, Qu Ma Lai County of Qinghai Province. Like many of the elderly, she has experienced a difficult life. In the past, she worked outside during the day, and at night she often had to work long hours in the dark, with only an oil lamp for light. After electricity came to the village, people in Jiaqiao could get information from the outside world by watching TV at night. Children could also read in the evening. Zha Jiang was so excited: “My ancestors and I have lived only by the light of the lamp; in all that time, we had no electric lights, let alone TV. We have a much better life now, thanks to the national policy and Amity’s help. Amity’s Photovoltaic power is not only energy-saving, but also convenient. The project has brought us light.” Photovoltaic power not only brought light to villagers like Zha Jiang, but also brought them hope in life.
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Accomplishments of Community Development & Environmental Protection Activities in 2009 NO.
Economic plant planting
Low-yield farmland improvement
New plant promotion
Village road building
Drinking water for humans and livestock
Rebuilding farmer houses
Building sheep pens
Equipment for crops and forage processing
Village clinic building
Equipment for village clinics
Village school building
Desks and benches for village schools
Reading room building
Reforestation in the mountains
Economic tree planting
Timber and eco-friendly tree planting
Solar energy stoves
Biogas system building
Village medical workers training
Women’s health examinations
Primary school teachers training
Health care training
Farming technical training
Ethnic cultures training
Training for project office staff
Equipment for farmers’ organizations
Training for farmers’ organizations
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Economic Development and Diversification Hua Long county, Qinghai province
Mahusaini, 57 years old, lives in Gajia Village with a family of five. He applied for a 2,000-yuan micro-loan from Amityâ€™s project office in November 2008. Three days later, he paid 3,700 yuan for a cow from Songsai Village. Four months later, the cow gave birth to a calf. Someone wanted to buy his cow for 4,000 yuan, and his calf for 2,000 yuan, but he refused. He told us that in a place like Gajia, he had to develop animal husbandry if he wanted to be rich. He had engaged in farming for seven years and built up much experience, but still did not have enough money to raise one more cow, and so had been unable to shake off poverty. Presently under such a good situation, Mahusaini plans to wait patiently for more calves to be born and mature before selling them; this way, he can bring home a higher income so that he could repay his loan on time. He plans to keep the calf for five more months; it will then not be a problem to sell it for 3,000 yuan. Masaihuni insists that he will repay the loan on time in order to support more poor families. He said, â€œMy calf is worth 2,000 yuan now, but it will be worth 3,000 yuan at the end of the loan period. I can repay the loan and get a profit of more than 1,000 yuan; by selling the cow, I can earn 2,000 yuan of revenue after subtracting costs. The village has been returning farmland to forest and grassland in recent years, so there has been plenty of forage for the animals. Breeding cattle and sheep can be profitable.â€?
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he main undertaking of the Disaster Management team in 2009 was the Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction Project, throughout which the team maintained a focus on comprehensive, community-based reconstruction. Special care was taken to integrate community spirit, culture, and organization into the rebuilding of community infrastructures. Physical reconstruction was approached as a platform for the recovery and development of more intangible yet vitally important functions of the community. Besides the Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction Project, the Disaster Management Division team initiated two other projects in 2009 to respond to the Southern China Flood and the Yao’an Earthquake. The team placed special emphasis on crafting and adhering to project operating standards and regulations in the implementation of these two projects. A series of principles and specific requirements were set up for planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation—the four phases of a complete project. This guaranteed standardized project operations and, at the same time, ensured the participation of local people throughout all phases of the projects.
Community Reconstruction and Development of Woyun Village Full-scale house reconstruction began after the Spring Festival of 2009. Prior to the Spring Festival, Amity had invited construction experts from Hong Kong to compile documents such as “Key Points in Building an Earthquake-Proof House” and relevant quality certification forms. Members of the Woyun Reconstruction Committee were trained by Hong Kong experts, and those same members then trained other villagers in their respective villager teams.
Woyun Villagers participating in the reconstruction process
New residences in Woyun Village covered with golden rapepollens
Under these technical and quality guidelines, villagers could choose their own construction workers or form a group to invite construction Students in Sichuan teams to rebuild their homes. The Woyun Reconstruction Committee served as a supervisory body, carrying out routine quality checks and certification during and after reconstruction. The houses of 960 families in Woyun Village have been rebuilt as of the end of 2009. These new houses have quake-resistance, reinforced concrete structures, and all structural columns and ring beams have passed strict quality checks. Villagers began moving into their new homes in the second half of 2009.
Production Recovery At the beginning of 2009, Amityâ€™s disaster management team made an appraisal of the Organic Fertilizer Project. The bumper harvest of garlic had won villagers over to organic fertilizer. Consequently, a total of 218.75 tons of organic fertilizer was distributed to the residents of Woyun during the spring ploughing season and fall sowing season of 2009.
Woyun villagers distributing organic fertilizer
Drinking Water Recovery The May 12 Earthquake completely destroyed the drinking water system in Woyun. Most wells in the village were blocked up by mud and sand up until February 2009. Some villagers could only get water from neighboring villager groups or from a water supply point in a township several kilometers away. Amity initiated a Drinking Water Recovery Project which cleared twelve wells while also replacing seven sets of water pipes and three water pumps. Temporary water supply was restored in April 2009. A permanent drinking water supply project started in September 2009 after months of planning, design, and verification by experts from
The temporary drinking water system has been restored.
the local water conservancy bureau and an Amity volunteer team of professionals. As of this writing, new permanent wells have been drilled, and water tower reconstruction and the laying of water pipes are underway.
Reconstruction Projects in Shaanxi Earthquake-affected Areas Although also affected by the May 12 Earthquake, the province of Shaanxi received relatively limited public attention and aid. The earthquake damaged infrastructure and many educational facilities in
The whole family is overjoyed with the recovery of drinking water system.
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Shaanxi, and people’s lives were affected in many ways.
2009 Southern China Flood
However, very little money for reconstruction was donated to Shaanxi from outside sources, as the province was not considered one of the areas most afflicted by the quake. The weak local economy also could not support the enormous cost of recovery and reconstruction. Following a reconstruction need appraisal in March 2009, Amity began a series of construction projects in Shaanxi. By the end of 2009, reconstruction projects had been implemented in eight counties and districts in Shaanxi: Qianyang, Fengxiang, Linyou, Chencang, Qishan, Fengxian, Lueyang and Ningqiang.
Cities and provinces across southern China were hit with floods caused by persistent torrential rain and severe thunderstorms in June 2009. Statistics (collected up until August 24) showed that the floods affected 91.88 million people in 29 provinces and caused the deaths of 427 people, with 126 people still missing. Among the affected areas, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, and Hubei provinces suffered the most. Based on initial investigations into the conditions and self-rescue capacities of these provinces, Amity worked in Hunan, Guangxi, and Guizhou provinces for emergency relief and post-disaster reconstruction.
2009 Yao’an Earthquake On July 9, 2009, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Guantun Township, Yao’an County, in the southern province of Yunnan. The earthquake was ten kilometers deep with its epicenter at Guantun Township, about 17 km away from Yao’an County. According to data collected up until 16:00 on July 11, 2009, the quake affected a total 206,776 people across Yao’an County. In addition to 1.63 billion RMB in direct economic losses, the earthquake caused 1 death, 31 severe injuries, and 316 minor injuries. 13,810 buildings collapsed, with another 169,504 damaged. These heavy losses can be attributed to the earthquake’s shallow depth, high seismic intensity, and frequent aftershocks (over 1,000). To fulfill the actual needs created by the earthquake, Amity based its emergency relief plans on loss appraisals and constantly adjusted them according to the changing needs of local people on the ground. 11,000 quilts and 80 tons of rice were ultimately distributed to around 30,000 people from 8,072 families in 6 towns in Yao’an County.
Residents in disaster areas are provided with quilts and rice.
Education & International Exchange
Education & International Exchange Amity Teachers Program In the 2009-2010 school year, 19 Amity teachers from North America and Europe were placed in 13 schools in 5 provinces to teach English. Most of them were placed in teacher-training colleges. It was in the 2009-2010 school year that Amity began shifting its Teachers Program from pure English teaching at teacher-training colleges to the “3 in 1” program. Besides teaching English major students at their schools, Amity teachers also helped to develop faculty capacity at their schools, and also to train local middle school and elementary school English teachers. This “3 in 1” program has been implemented in Jiuquan Vocational and Technical College in Gansu Province, as well as in Baise University in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Amity teachers playing tug-of-war with local villagers
Summer English Program In 2009, 57 volunteers from North America and Europe participated in Amity’s Summer English Program (SEP). In 13 teams, they went to 13 sites in 9 provinces to provide 3 weeks of oral English skills training to middle and elementary school English teachers in rural areas. More than 1,400 Chinese teachers of English benefited from this program. SEP has been focusing on rural middle school English teachers, but as English education now covers elementary school, there has been a growing need for the training of elementary school English teachers.
An SEP volunteer working with Chinese teachers of English
One of the innovations for 2009 SEP was the Peer to Peer course. The first Peer to Peer SEP team sent to Ma’anshan, Anhui. This team consisted of three professional teachers from Canada and U.K. Apart from offering training in oral English skills, the Peer to Peer SEP team facilitated a great deal of teaching experience exchange and discussion of teaching methods. Peer to Peer SEP has promoted mutual understanding among teachers in China and other countries.
Service Learning Projects In 2009, a total of 188 people from the U.S., Denmark, Japan and H.K. China, 36% increase over the number in 2008, participated in different Service Learning Projects in 14 groups. Service activities in Nanjing focused on caring for disadvantaged groups, promoting educational equality, peace education and reconciliation, as well as ecumenical communication. Service learning volunteers taught
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English to children of migrant and laid-off workers, helped with translation at the John Rabe/Nanjing International Safety Zone Memorial, and served at homes for the elderly. The Service Learning Projects were appreciated by participants and sending organizations for providing opportunities to serve the needy, while also enabling young people from overseas to exchange ideas with youth in China and learn about Chinese culture and society.
10 students from Hong Kong Baptist University
March 28 students from the Singapore International School in Suzhou
Singapore, Republic of Korea, USA
5 students from Yellowstone Baptist College
14 students from Silkeborg Folk High School in Denmark
May 37 students from Tianjin Teda International School
Republic of Korea, Taiwan, etc.
3 students from Northeast University
8 people from American Baptist Church
8 people with Gwen Crotts
June 20 students from the Singapore International School in Suzhou
Republic of Korea, Japan, etc.
5 students from Haverford College
18 English Teaching Assistants from the Hong Kong Institute of Education
USA, Hong Kong
Roger Kohkeyang and family (5 people)
3 students from Tokyo International Christian University
18 English Teaching Assistants from Hong Kong Institute of Education
USA, Hong Kong
6 people from Virginia Baptist Church
Amity Young Adult Program In the 2009-2010 school year, Amity had eight young volunteers from Europe participating in the Amity Young Adult Program. The eight Young Adult Program volunteers were placed in four high schools in Jiangsu and Gansu provinces. Young volunteers taught oral English at schools in Chinaâ€™s northern province of Gansu. Their schools arranged Chinese tutoring for them outside of classes. While teaching English, the volunteers had the opportunity to study Chinese and learn about local culture and customs. Most of them were around 20 years old, similar in age to their Chinese high school students, and communicated well outside of class.
Education & International Exchange
Sponsorship of Students in Northern Jiangsu Province In 2009, Amity continued sponsoring students for their schooling in five schools in northern Jiangsu Province. Altogether, 149 students were provided financial assistance to continue their education in nine middle schools in northern Jiangsu. Following the implementation of the central government’s “Two Exemptions and One Subsidy” policy for compulsory education in China (TEOS: exemption from tuition and miscellaneous fees and book fees, and a subsidy for boarding students), this project now focuses more on the high school students who are not included in China’s 9 years of compulsory education. There have been positive reports on the results of this project from peasants, schools and media, and we anticipate increased promotion of and fundraising for this project.
Legal Aid Project The legal rights of disadvantaged groups such as migrant workers, women, children, and differently abled people have been vulnerable in the economic development in China. Often, they have little knowledge and awareness and cannot effectively protect their rights from violation. Working with the Legal Aid Center and the Yuhua District Center for Legal Aid, Amity sponsored legal aid awareness publicity and legal cases. In 2009, Amity provided CNY 100,000 to support 60 legal aid cases, print legal aid publicity materials, and carried out legal aid publicity activities. The 60 legal cases were all related to women, children, and migrant workers. More people acquired deeper knowledge on legal aid after the publicity activities. Among the beneficiaries of legal aid, some claimed their salaries and overtime working payment, while others obtained traffic injury compensation.
Legal aid station at Andemen Labor Market in Nanjing
Annual Report 2009
Orphan Education & Foster Care
he focus of Amity’s Orphan Education and Foster Care Program in 2009 continued to be on the rights of rural teenagers to education and quality of life. The team implemented four programs in 2009: the Rural Orphans Foster Care Project, the Collapsing School Reconstruction Project, the Back to School Project, and the Torch Project. The Back to School and Torch projects unfortunately had to be scaled back due to lack of funds and changes in government policy. On the other hand, the Orphan Foster Care and Collapsing School Reconstruction projects have seen great growth thanks to an increase in domestic fundraising and the need in earthquake-affected areas in 2009.
Rural Orphans Foster Care The Rural Orphans Foster Care Project covered 44 project areas in the 9 provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Henan, Guangxi, Ningxia, Yunnan, Sichuan, and Guizhou. 5,369 orphans were registered for the project in 2009—a 4.51% increase over the 5,137 registered in 2008—and 1,737 of these children were each supported by a domestic (mainland Chinese) donor. The pie chart below shows the geographic distribution of orphans funded by mainland sponsors for foster care.
Geographic Distribution of Orphans Funded by Domestic Sponsors for Foster Care, 2009
In 2009, project staff visited over 500 orphans in Henan, Shandong, Yunnan, Jiangsu and Sichuan provinces. Amity also organized donor visits to orphans in Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Yunnan provinces. From the visits, donors got a much better understanding of the situation of orphans and developed much closer bonds with the orphans.
Orphan Education & Foster Care
Collapsing School Reconstruction Project
The new building for the Sichuan Shuangti School in Qu County
The new Chaoyang School in Libo County, Guizhou Province
In 2009, the Collapsing School Reconstruction Project helped to rebuild a total of 30 schools, seven provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Qinghai, Shanxi, Guangxi, and Henan. Work has finished on 13 of these schools, while the other 17 are still under construction. Much of the funding for the Collapsing School Reconstruction Project was a direct consequence of increased domestic and international attention to earthquake-affected regions in China.
Torch Project In 2009, the Torch Project supported a total of 289 students. Of the 104 students who graduated from the project in June 2009, 32 are continuing to study for graduate degrees, 69 have found employment, two are volunteering to teach in western China, and one is preparing for the postgraduate school entrance exam. The Torch Project also assisted 57 female college students in Guangxi and Guizhou provinces. Other 2009 activities included a spring outing for Torch students; two Torch Youth e-magazines; Torch Project fellowship events; and the Amity Foundation Volunteer Carnival, for which Torch students actively volunteered. We also created the Torch Students Family website to serve as a communication platform between Amity and Torch Students.
Back to School Project Spreading over seven counties in five provinces, back to school project, by the end of 2009 had assisted 2,348 studentsâ€”a 13.38% increase over last yearâ€”including 1,908 primary school students and 440 high school students.
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A Letter from Central School in Leyu Township I am a fourth-grade student at Central School in Leyu Township. My parents are both teachers. I like watching TV with my Dad. He has explained all the rules of football to me, and one day I hope to play myself. However, we live in a small town without a football field or even any footballs for sale, and my parents won’t buy me one when they go out of town, so for a long time I could only dream about playing football. Then, just before summer vacation this year, our school installed sports facilities for football, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton—nearly every sport I know about. Now I can play football and basketball over my break, which makes me so happy, and I know that the other students are happy as well. The once-empty campus has been lively ever since the Amity Foundation sponsored the construction of sports facilities at my school. Groups of villagers also come to our school to play various sports on the weekends. The students are very happy. Thank you to the Amity Foundation for our sports!
Xiaochuan’s Hair This beautiful little girl is named Xiaochuan. When we first met Xiaochuan, she had very short hair, shorter even than most boys. Xiaochuan told us with tears in her eyes that she used to have very long hair which she wore in a braid. However, when she started school, her family could not afford the 200 yuan tuition annually. Around that time, someone offered to buy her hair, and she sold it for 250 yuan. We saw some other girls with short hair like Xiaochuan’s that August. Perhaps, with your help, they can have their beautiful long hair again.
Public Health & HIV/AIDS Prevention
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n 2009, the Amity Foundation continued its work in three areas of primary health care:
Provision of accessible, accountable, and affordable health care services through the construction of a primary health care services network system and training for local health workers; Insistence on prevention, enhancement of health education efforts, and focus on health awareness training and self-care capabilities; Integration of resources to improve communities’ overall health conditions by making “health promotion” a core community value.
Schoolchildren in Gansu province looking at an exhibit on iodine deficiency
Public Health The primary health care system emphasizes “resource integration and system construction improvement”. Amity’s new public health project in 2009 is the “Amity Village Health Workers Network Reconstruction Project”. This project, apart from the conventional programs, aims to assemble a clear picture of the latest grassroots health service needs, collect training and personal information on Amity village health workers, and ultimately establish a complete network of human resources for primary health services.
A village doctor treating a patient in Gansu Province.
Another one of Amity’s new efforts is the “Psychological Intervention for University Students”. By encouraging diagnosis and treatment of psychological issues and giving students the tools to monitor their own mental health, this project helps to create a positive mental health atmosphere in colleges and universities.
HIV/AIDS Prevention In 2009, the Ministry of Health, UNAIDS, and WHO evaluated the AIDS epidemic in China. The results showed that, as of the end of 2009, China had about 740,000 people infected with HIV, of which 105,000 were AIDS patients. Additionally, it was estimated that 48,000 people had been newly infected with HIV in 2009. Among the new cases, homosexual transmission accounted for 32.5%, heterosexual transmission for 42.2%, intravenous drug use for 24.3%, and mother-to-child transmission for 1%. At present, China’s AIDS epidemic is characterized by four trends. First, the rate of increase of the AIDS epidemic has slowed as a result of comprehensive prevention and treatment. Second, sexual transmission continues to be the main mode of transmission, and the transmission rate has increased significantly between same sex partners, a new factor which requires recognition and attention. Third, the overall trend of the national AIDS epidemic shows that China has a low prevalence of HIV/AIDS nationwide, but in some
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areas the epidemic is serious. Lastly, the number of people affected by AIDS is increasing nationwide, and the disease impacts a diverse population. These new trends of AIDS in China became the main focus of Amity’s HIV/AIDS prevention projects in 2009. We specifically targeted the sexual transmission of AIDS, which has become the most important means of transmission, especially as reported rates of intercourse between males Women performing a traditional minority dance to have increased. We developed a new type of project based raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Longchuan County, on the original project model, and expanded the project Yunnan Province site from southwest rural communities into the urban communities of China’s northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Amity’s HIV/AIDS prevention projects continued to operate at the community level in 2009. Cangyuan in Yunnan carried out a new community-based AIDS prevention and community development project, beginning in 2009 and ending in 2011.
Project Implementation Monitoring and Management 19 projects were implemented this year, benefitting over 370 million people.
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Iodine deficiency control project in Gansu
2 Amity village health workers survey Health
Psychological intervention and development for poor university students
AIDS prevention for commercial sex workers in Jiangsu
Jinpo community-based AIDS prevention and community development
Zhangfeng community-based AIDS prevention and community development
Cangyuan community-based AIDS prevention and community development
HIV/AIDS prevention in Yunnan Province
MSM intervention and AIDS prevention in Chongqing
Xinjiang Women's AIDS prevention education
Capacity-building in Baoshan church, Yunnan Province
Equipment for Yunnan Farmers Association
Village health workers training
Guizhou village clinic building project
Primary health care in Majiang county, Guizhou
Public Health & HIV/AIDS Prevention
AIDS Prevention education in Chongzuo, Guangxi
AIDS Prevention in Jingxi county, Guangxi
Community-based AIDS prevention project management training
Organic phosphorus poisoning prevention and treatment in Ningxia
Project Evaluation Management Amity completed two project assessments in 2009. The first assessment was for the Gynecological Disease Prevention and Control Project in Gansu. The assessment concluded that the professional and technical personnel involved this project grew in their professional knowledge and skills. Educating women in health matters and screening them for health issues also produced tangible benefits: quantitative and qualitative research results showed that, through participation in the project, local married women experienced an increased awareness of their own health, along with corresponding changes in attitude and behavior. Married couples in which the woman suffered from some disease emerged from the project with a more comprehensive understanding of the illness. Lastly, health education and survey results caused men to pay more attention to women's health issues. The second assessment was of the village doctors in Guizhou. This assessment concluded that the project was completed on schedule and according to protocol. It improved both the skills of village doctors and the medical situation of the villagers. It also raised the level of medical services in Guizhou’s rural areas and introduced new concepts of health care.
Changing the Lives of a Drug Addict and His Family Four years ago, Shuai Saisan of Mangbang Village led a happy yet hard-working life with his wife and two children. Then one day, everything changed. Shuai became addicted to drugs due to the influence of some friends and poor personal awareness of the consequences. Shuai sold everything to pay for drugs. He broke his wife’s and parents’ hearts. Then Shuai was sent to a re-education facility. Shuai returned home three years later, ashamed, but rather than looking down on him, his wife and children welcomed him back with warmth. Shuai resolved to stay clean and work hard to repay his family’s care and kindness. From then on, Shuai changed. He farmed day and night, re-earning the respect of the community. His wife was truly happy when she saw the change in her husband. Just as they were piecing their lives back together, both Shuai and his wife were diagnosed with AIDS when the village doctor came to do the blood tests. What followed was a nightmare. Shuai felt terribly guilty for what he had done to his wife, as she cried at home every day and never thought of going out. At this time, the doctor came to Shuai’s home to comfort them. After several visits, both of them were able to slowly adjust to their new reality. They still needed to live and care for their children. Since the development of the Amity Project in Zhengfeng Town, small microcredit loans have helped the poor. When the doctor learned that the project could extend loans to HIV patients, he thought of Shuai, and was willing to be his guarantor. The aid project offered 2,000 yuan to Shuai after project team members interviewed Shuai at his home. Shuai used the loan to grow sugar cane and purchase fertilizers and pesticides. Now the sugar cane crop is growing well and the estimated revenue for this year is about 20,000 yuan. Shuai’s wife has forgiven him and is concentrating on farming. Shuai’s family now looks forward to the future with the help of the project. “I was able to change because others cared for me,” he told us. “It feels like going from hell to heaven. I will cherish this hard-won happiness, work hard, and increase the family income to repay the care of my family and society.”
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elping the disadvantaged in society and empowering them to help themselves is the focus of Amity’s social welfare programs. Orphans, children, and young adults with special needs were the main target groups for the social welfare team’s work in 2009. Our work focused around the themes of promoting changes in attitude toward and raising awareness of disadvantaged groups, introducing new concepts of “client-centered” services, and ensuring equal rights and quality of life for all the people we serve. .
Orphan Support and Sponsorship Projects These child-centered projects supported the healthy development of physical and psychological conditions of children in orphanages. Amity’s goal has been to develop the child as a whole, to provide rehabilitation and education so as to improve the quality of their lives, and to provide for them the same opportunities as other children to enter society. In 2009, Amity cooperated with 45 social welfare institutes to implement various projects which helped children through holistic approaches and concepts of development:
Two Amity Grandmas with an orphan in Hunan Province
Main Projects & Major Achievements in 2009 Project
138 Grandmas volunteered in 30 orphanages to provide care and love to special-needs children
sponsored 839 children to live in loving foster families and communities
provided scholarships to 308 children attending community-based kindergartens and schools
financially supported 26 children receiving medical treatment and rehabilitation
organized and conducted training and exchange seminars for orphanage staffers and volunteers
Bilingual Education for the Hearing-impared In 2009, Amity’s bilingual education projects for the hearing-impaied expanded to 21 special education schools in Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Shandong provinces. These projects built around the bilingual education concepts developed in Europe and the United States in the early 1970’s, which emphasized respect for, acceptance of, and empowerment of deaf children and the
deaf community. The aim of Amityâ€™s bilingual education projects is to introduce these new concepts and approaches to China and to implement them in a Chinese context. Amityâ€™s bilingual education projects are designed to: 1. Teach deaf children Chinese Sign Language (CSL) as their first language and Chinese as their second; 2. Use CSL to educate deaf children in all subjects; 3. Raise awareness among Chinese people that CSL is, linguistically speaking, the natural language of the deaf; Classroom activities for bilingual deaf education 4. Ensure the rights of deaf children to use their own language, CSL; 5. Guarantee for deaf children an education equal to that of their hearing peers from preschool through the national nine-year compulsory education period; 6. Ensure the equal participation of deaf people in education; 7. Promote reform in deaf education in China in order to improve the quality of education for of thousands of deaf children and to empower deaf people in China.
Main Activities & Achievements in 2009 180 deaf educators from China and abroad attended the Bilingual Education for the Hearing-impaied Conference in May in Suzhou. 42 deaf teachers cooperated with their hearing colleagues to teach in the classrooms of project schools. Activities
Two one-week seminars and one one-week workshop were organized in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces to train about 50 people in bilingual education concepts and methods. A one-week special summer training course for deaf teachers was organized in Dalian Normal University to training over 50 deaf teachers from both project and non-project schools. The first four SigAm project schools in Jiangsu Province successfully completed their five experimental years of bilingual practice.
The Book of CSL Vocabulary for Elementary Mathematics Classes was published with CD. Over 300 parents of deaf children in project schools received regular CSL training, improving their communication with their children at home. The 5-year bilingual deaf education projects received a positive final evaluation from both Chinese and Norwegian experts.
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Early Childhood Care & Education Project for Visually Impaired Children (ECCE Project) The ECCE Project is a pilot project for families with visually impaired children aged between 0 and 6 years of age and their families. ECCE aims to promote the concept of early intervention for visually impaired children, and to build a core group of ECCE teachers who can deliver these services to children and their families. Started by Amity in Jiangsu Province in 2005, the project has now expanded to include Sichuan province. The goals of ECCE are to train and support teachers of visually impaired children, and also to provide early childhood care and education services to these children’s families. Early childhood care and education services include: locating visually impaired young children, home visits, home environment adaptation, and training for parents. During the first two years of the project, service delivery options expanded to include placement of visually impaired children into mainstream kindergartens and primary schools. We hope more people will join us to make these services sustainable.
A deaf girl trying to sense the beauty of the sculpture by touching it with her fingers
Main Activities of ECCE Project:
Provided early intervention to 42 visually impaired children in Nanjing,
Early Childhood Care
Nantong, and Lianyungang. Identified 26 visually impaired young children in Chengdu and Zigong of Sichuan Province and provided them with early intervention.
Conducted 6 parent training sessions and 3 parent-children activities in
5 ECCE Centers.
Published the Chinese version of Helping Children Who Are Visually Impaired and distributed it free of charge to individuals and organizations which work with visually impaired young children.
Translated and compiled the “The ECCE Training Packet” with the help of 26 Amity volunteers.
Provided training for 11 teachers and 2 parents on inclusive education delivered by consultants from Perkins School for the Blind.
Sponsorship for College Students with Polio Five young people with polio from the New Hope Center Project in Pizhou County, Jiangsu Province, benefited from Amity’s Higher Education Sponsorship Project for People with different abilities in 2009. Additionally, Amity also set up an organization called “Friends of Polio” in the New Hope Center, a communication and support network for 600 adults with polio, all former beneficiaries of the New Hope Center Project.
Cataract Surgery for Blindness Prevention In spite of being a curable disease, cataract remains the number one cause of blindness in China, accounting for nearly 50% of all cases. According to information released from the 2009 NGO/China Ministry of Health Coordination Meeting, cataract surgical coverage in China stands at about 35.7%, meaning that less than 40% of all patients who were candidates for cataract surgery actually received it. There are two major reasons for this: the high cost of cataract surgery, and the poor cataract surgical capabilities of the surgeons in most county hospitals, especially those in the impoverished central and western provinces of China. In line with Amityâ€™s commitment to sustainable development, the Amity Blindness Prevention Projects continued into the year 2009. The Blindness Prevention Projects are making it possible for poor patient to receive cataract surgery by providing consumables and necessary ophthalmic equipment to project hospitals, providing training to ophthalmologists and grassroots health workers, and pushing for the establishment of a multilevel price system, and advocating affordable, accountable and accessible cataract surgery. Surgeons in the Ninglang Yizu Autonomous County of Yunnan Province perform cataract surgery on a Yi minority patient.
In 2009, Amity projects reached out to financially needy eye patients in the more remote areas of Anhui, Hunan, Hebei, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shandong, and Yunan provinces and autonomous regions. 47,825 people from rural communities received free eye exams by ophthalmologists. 7,109 poor patients gained access to cataract surgery at affordable prices in project hospitals. 737 township and village health workers were trained in eye care and blindness prevention, empowering them to identify common eye diseases in the rural community and refer patients to a hospital for further eye exams.
Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate In cooperation with a local hospital partner, Amity set up a pilot medical care and rehabilitation project in Hengshui, Hebei Province, to provide comprehensive treatment for children with cleft lip and palate in poor rural areas. The project aims to introduce advanced concepts of cleft lip and palate care from overseas, support the local hospital in building a multi-disciplinary medical team which can provide good quality cleft care, and improve access to long-term cleft care services for cleft lip and palate patients from Hengshui and the surrounding areas. In 2009, 14 children and adults with cleft lip and palate from poor families benefited significantly from the project. Three doctors from the cleft care team have attended national cleft care academic conferences and seminars to update their knowledge of and skills in the field of multi-disciplinary cleft care.
Hopeful Hearts: medical sponsorship for children with congenital heart deformities Hopeful Hearts is a volunteer group of foreign women in Nanjing dedicated to raising the funds for the medical treatment of children with congenital heart disease. In most cases, treatment requires an expensive combination of heart surgery and special care. As of 2009, Hopeful Hearts Project has helped 29 children receive heart surgeries. All of these children have recovered and are leading happy lives.
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Medical Rehabilitation Sponsorships for Polio Victims In cooperation with Zhenjiang No. 359 Hospital, this project aims to help polio victims from poor families receive comprehensive medical rehabilitation, which includes surgery, therapy and orthotics. This project has contributed to the prevention of deformities and improved the daily, independent functioning of polio victims. Most beneficiaries are young adults in university or the workforce. In 2009, the project helped 34 polio victims obtain medical intervention which allowed them to continue studying in school or working at their jobs.
Rehabilitation Project for Children with Cerebral Palsy Treatment of cerebral palsy requires long-term, multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Many children with cerebral palsy either do not have access to effective rehabilitation services, or their families cannot afford them. These children are thus deprived of the opportunity to develop daily life skills and lead a life of mobility and dignity, which has placed great financial and psychological burdens on their families. In 2009, Amity worked in Jiangsu and Sichuan provinces to provide support to 753 cerebral palsy patients. The Project trained therapists in the most updated professional knowledge and skills, while also providing the necessary rehabilitation facilities.
Publicity and Resource Development
Publicity and Resource Development Publicity Amity Media Amity media, including website and quarterly newsletters, is gradually shifting from an internal to an external focus. Amity’s Chinese-version website and newsletter serve as windows into Amity’s work and platforms for fundraising. In order to further boost Amity image, we upgraded our web services and redesigned our webpage. We promoted the Amity website through various channels and, in cooperation with Buytime Media Company, distributed the Chinese-version Amity newsletter to 1,000 top grade restaurants and clubs in Nanjing, which has greatly and rapidly made the name of Amity known to the customers.
Sichuan Earthquake One-Year Anniversary
Publicity Activities Amity organized a variety of publicity activities in Nanjing in order to build up Amity’s brand recognition in 2009: commemorative activities on the one-year anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, promotion of moon cakes produced by the mentally challenged young adults at Amity Home of Blessings during the MidAutumn Festival, and 2009 Volunteer Carnival, to name a few.
Collaboration with Mass Media
Volunteers in 2009 Volunteer Carnival
Amity made effort to build strategic relationships with several well-known local media outlets, such as the web portals Tencent and Xici, Jiangsu TV, and Jiangsu News Broadcasting. At the same time, Amity also began reaching out to new forms of media, including Youku (China’s first video-sharing website) and the search engine Baidu.
Fundraising Internet Fundraising The Publicity and Resource Development Division continued to explore new modes of fundraising and build strategic partnerships with several well-known domestic web companies, such as Tencent and Xici. In 2009, Amity cooperated with Tencent to promote monthly web donations, a completely new method of donation
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in China. About 90,000 people used this method to donate, and more than Amity’s 2009 donations were made over the internet. This new mode of donation has played an important role in establishing Amity as a widely-recognized organization in Chinese society.
Network Development In 2009, Amity continued to strengthen the network with friends of Amity in Shanghai and in Zhejiang. Amity organized a variety of fundraising activities, such as project site visits, charity benefits, and project promotion conferences. With creative ideas, thoughtful services, and effective projects, Amity continued to maintain and win stronger trust from her donors.
Site visit to Amity’s “Rural Orphans Foster Care” Project
Volunteers At the end of 2009, about 2,650 volunteers registered with Amity. 2,500 volunteers participated in Amity’s various voluntary opportunities in 2009, and 116 of them participated in our project site visits. Amity’s volunteers help with translation of project materials, assist in Amity’s Nanjing activities, and organize their own charity events independently.
“One Yuan One Heart” fundraising on campus
Publicity and Resource Development Activities in 2009 Date
Fundraising event in collaboration with Business School of Hohai University
Project site visit to the Sichuan Earthquake hit area in Woyun, Sichuan
Fundraising event organized by volunteers from Nanjing Foreign Language School
Project site visit to Sichuan (part of the Sichuan Earthquake One-Year Anniversary series)
April – June
“One Yuan One Heart” fundraising and publicity activity on Campus
Photo exhibition in the Nanjing Library (part of the Sichuan Earthquake One-Year Anniversary series)
Suning Galaxy publicity event for the reconstruction of Woyun Village, Sichuan
Photo exhibition in Librarie Avant-Garde (part of the Sichuan Earthquake One-Year Anniversary series)
Shanghai Bank of China fundraising event for the reconstruction of Woyun Village, Sichuan
“One Yuan One Heart” activity at Nanguang College, Communication University of China’ Nanjing
Standard Chartered Bank fundraising event for the reconstruction of Woyun Village
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Charity sale at Nanjing University
Fundraising event at the Nanjing Foreign Language School
Shanghai Fellowship charity dinner for the reconstruction of Woyun Village
Project site visit to Sichuan Province
â€œShare One Moon and Delight Many Heartsâ€? Mid-Autumn Festival benefit for the mentally challenged
Project site visit to Yunnan Province
Monthly web donation platform established in cooperation with Tencent
Mooncake charity sale at the Nanjing University Business School
Project site visit to northern Jiangsu
Mooncake charity sale with the Fullerton Investment & Credit Guarantee Company
Mooncake charity sale with the Hankook Science and Technology Company
Project site visit to Gaochun, Jiangsu
Nanjing International Cultural Exchange Day fundraiser
Project site visit to Northern Jiangsu
Student-organized charity sale at Nanjing Normal University Middle School
Project site visit to Guangxi with the Amity Shanghai Fellowship
Charity evening with the I Share Club
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The Amity Foundation Hong Kong Office The Hong Kong Office (HKO) has been chartered to provide support to Amity’s Nanjing Headquarters in providing direct services, raising resources, conducting advocacy—including publicity and public relations—to promote our vision, and building capacity for the organisation.
Earthquake Reconstruction Reconstruction projects in the aftermath of the 5.12 Earthquake continued to be a major focus in our work. One important project undertaken by the HKO was the reconstruction of the Mianzhu Church. With funds raised from three churches in Hong Kong, and a cluster of temporary structures to house Sunday Services, Sunday school and other activities have been in session since January 2009. Now, a congregation of up to 1,000 can worship in a more comfortable setting, protected from the elements. As for the old church, which was wrecked during the quake, Dr. Gallant Ho, a philanthropist in Hong Kong, has generously donated RMB500, 000 to have it fully rebuilt and made safe for reuse. Woyun Village in Guangji Township, where homes in 16 natural villages were completely destroyed, received aid from Amity. Aside from providing subsidies, Amity is stationing staff in Woyun to assist villagers on site. The HKO helped raise funds to support the rebuilding of some 60 households, two water systems, and the village centre in one natural village. We were also able to enlist professionals from the Hong Kong Institute of Architects, the HK Institute of Planners, the HK Institute of Engineers, and retired professionals in the building industry to assist on site during various stages of reconstruction. Deserving special mention is the work of Mr. Kwong Chung Kin, who visited the villages many times and taught villagers how to ensure that construction work met quake-proof standards. The whole village of nearly 950 houses was rebuilt in September, the water supply systems are nearing completion, and the new village centre is now in the design stage. Church friends and donors from Hong Kong who visited Woyun were touched by the atmosphere of harmony and the degree of social reconstruction made possible by our colleagues living among the villagers and attending to their personal and community needs. We were successful in obtaining corporate support from Deloitte, Touche Tomatsu in the amount of RMB 1.7 million for funding the projects below:
The Amity Foundation Hong Kong Office
Jiulong School was allocated RMB 110,000 for office equipment and playground facilities such as slides and climbing frames; Hanwang School was allocated RMB 112,000 to establish a computer room for teaching and some basketball stands;
Guangji School was allocated RMB 170,000 for musical instruments and uniforms for a brass marching band, office equipment, and playground facilities.
Yuewang Miao School in Qishan County, Shaanxi was destroyed in the 5.12 Sichuan Earthquake. It is being rebuilt with a subsidy of RMB 1,150,000. A sum of RMB 110,000 was set aside to subsidize 50 children who had one or both parents killed during the quake. They are receiving a monthly allowance of RMB 220 each, enabling them to lead healthier lives. For instance, a girl whom the volunteers visited demonstrated the therapeutic value of expressing her feelings through drawing, a hobby that became affordable thanks to the extra money. 50 more children were identified for this subsidy later in the year, and they are now enjoying a similar monthly allowance. The Hong Kong Council of Churches of Christ in China joined hands with Amity to raise funds in schools to help rebuild education facilities in Sichuan. After several months of hard work, they were able to raise HK$750,000 to support the rebuilding of a school in Panzihua, Sichuan. The school will be ready for use in the autumn of 2010. We worked with the Mianzhu Education Bureau to apply for funding from the Hong Kong Government to help rebuild a school. Unfortunately, urgent deadlines in construction prevented us from accepting the grant of nearly $10 million set aside by the Hong Kong Government. To raise awareness about the needs of earthquake victims and to support rebuilding work in Sichuan, the HKO maintained a campaign in early 2009 which culminated in a gala dinner on 9 May 2009. Many of our church partners and generous individuals gave their support by donating towards this cause. The dinner
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alone raised over HK$1 million. The dinnerâ€™s packed attendance attested to the enthusiastic support of church partners, and went a long way in encouraging more people to subscribe to Amityâ€™s vision of ecumenical sharing in helping the needy people in China. The proceeds from the dinner have been used in some of the above projects. A portion of the funds have also been designated for the rebuilding of a primary school in Jingtang County, Chengdu. In the same vein, we joined hands with the Friends of Amity in Shanghai and raised some money to support rehabilitation work in Sichuan.
Other Relief Work The HKO continued to play an active role in helping to raise funds for other relief projects in China. Through our regular appeals over the Internet, local and overseas partners were kept posted about the needs of victims of natural disasters, enabling them to raise funds in response. Concurrently, we increased our efforts to raise money in Hong Kong for relief work, with a reasonable degree of success. Notably, we secured a grant of HK$2.09 million from the Disaster Relief Fund of the Hong Kong Government to distribute relief supplies to flood victims in Guangxi, Guizhou, and Hunan. Nearly 8,000 families benefited from this project. We were also granted HK$3.67 million from the same fund to provide relief to victims of the earthquake in Yaoan, Yunnan. Over 8,000 needy households benefited from the distribution of rice and quilts. The Ketsana and the two other typhoons in its wake wreaked havoc on the Philippines in October 2009. The HKO worked closely with Dr. Theresa Carino to identify a local partner in the Philippines who could provide relief support to families who had lost their homes in the typhoons. Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran (Kaisa), a Chinese Filipino youth organization which has extensive relief work experience in the Philippines, received HK$200,000 soon after the disaster, and another HK$520,000 after the HKO succeeded in obtaining funding from the Disaster Relief Fund in Hong Kong. As this was the first time the Amity Foundation had ever conducted any relief operation outside of China, the HKO sent one staff member to assist and learn from Kaisa during the operation, and another to carry out the subsequent evaluation and ensure that funds were being properly disbursed.
The Amity Foundation Hong Kong Office
Village Clinics Building village clinics was another focal work area in 2009. The ambitious five-year plan to build 100 clinics in Guizhou – one of the poorest provinces in China – was in its second year. Regrettably, there was a general slowdown in progress due to the global financial crisis and its adverse effect on donations. Our meager human resources also limited how much we could accomplish with more pressing relief and reconstruction work competing for our attention. Nevertheless, we have built 26 clinics since the project launched in 2008, with 4 more in the pipeline.
University for Girls Project Following past successes, we obtained enough donations in 2009 to support university education for 83 worthy girls from impoverished families. According to our records, all girls supported by this project in the past have successfully graduated and are pursuing their dreams in life.
Water Research Project The HKO carried out a structured study of the impact of Amity’s water projects on target villages. After nearly nine months of hard work which took us into the more remote parts of Guizhou and Guangxi, we concluded that clean running water had improved village life terms of health, standard of living, participation by women in decision making, participative governance, etc. We also organized a seminar in Guangxi in November, where our findings, together with the distinguished panel of experts and officials, were well received. The study results were again shared in early December at a conference on the challenges of China’s mounting water crisis. The audience, mainly secondary students, found the seminar useful, a view reflected in their exit questionnaire. We are now capitalizing on our success so far to extend our water-related advocacy work. Some preliminary thoughts about this can be found in our Way Ahead section.
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Capacity Building To further our object of capacity building, we organized two courses in Hong Kong for Nanjing colleagues. The first one took place in February. With a program tailored for top management in NGOs, four colleagues working directly under the General Secretary learnt about theories in management, fundraising, and publicity work. They also visited experts at large NGOs like Oxfam, where they observed best practices. The evaluation of this program was quite positive. The second exercise was designed for promising young leaders from Nanjing office. The contents of this course were more practical and suited for immediate application. There were theoretical lecturing sections and experience sharing sessions with top class NGO personnel. Again, the feedback from participants was very encouraging.
The Nanjing Amity Printing Company
The Nanjing Amity Printing Company
009 was an extraordinary year for the Amity Printing Company. Like many other manufacturing companies, we faced great challenges this year due to the global economic downturn. The Amity Financial Crisis Response team was founded this year to pursue a strategy of “change from the inside”: cutting costs, improving product quality, and providing better customer service. The successful launch and implementation of the new Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) and the establishment of the Research and Development Center were also part of this “change from the inside” strategy. With great support from all the hard-working staff at the Company, the Amity Printing Company was able to overcome all difficulties and reach a 70-millionth-Bible milestone this year. A congregation member reads from a Bible printed by the Amity Printing Company.
Since its establishment, the Amity Printing Company has produced more than 50 million Bibles for Chinese Christians, including nine different Chinese minority language Bibles and 2,032 sets of Braille Bibles (consisting of 32 volumes for a full Bible). The Amity Printing Company has also printed more than 20 million Bibles for overseas churches and Bible societies around the world. Minority language Bibles printed by the Amity Printing Company.
As a joint venture between the Amity Foundation and the United Bible Societies, the Amity Printing Company takes very seriously the values of corporate social responsibility. Participation in the Amity Foundation’s philanthropy work has become a key part of company culture.
Bibles and Bible reference materials printed by the Amity Printing Company.
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Networking and Capacity-building In 2009, staff members of Amity traveled and participated in the following meetings, conferences and training programs.
January Finland - FELM’s 150-years Anniversary Celebration, visit to Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Febuary Bangladesh - Regional Conference on Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific Region hosted by Bread for the World Hong Kong - study tour aimed at senior staff’s capacity building
March Norway - visit to Hald Internasjonale Senter to discuss Youth Exchange Programme Hong Kong - Asia and the Pacific Regional Consultation on Climate Change
April UK - English training course and visits to partner organizations in UK
May Hong Kong - charity fund-raising dinner for Sichuan May 12 Earthquake Romania - WCC’s International Ecumenical meeting on social diaconia
June Hong Kong - staff capacity training on publicity, fund-raising and project management, and visits to HK NGOs
August Norway - Fredskorpset Youth Exchange Programme US - international visitors leadership training programme
September US - English language training and studies of NGOs Germany - Conference on “Climate Change and health”, the Second Annual Meeting of ACT Climate Change Group
October Germany- EKD Climate Change event Hong Kong - International Consultation on “Peace, Reconciliation and Reunification of the Korean Penisular”
November UK - visit to facilities offering support and education to children with ASD and their families
December Thailand – AGAPE Consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology
Communications Calendar 2009 Amity Calendar 2009 Sig Am Bilingual Deaf Education Calendar
Newsletters Amity Newsletter (ANL, Chinese, Bimonthly) Amity Newsletter (ANL, English, Quarterly) Amity News Service (ANS, Quarterly) Amity Messenger (Chinese, HK Edition) Sig Am Bilingual Deaf Education Newsletter (one issue)
Publications Helping Children Who Are Blind: Family and community support for children with vision problems Frequently-used Sign Language Vocabulary for Elementary Mathematics Classes
Journals Community Eye Health
Tapes Monthly Journal of the Blind
CD Childrenâ€™s Story in Sign Language
Websites Three separate websites were maintained and upgraded: www.amity.org.cn (Chinese and English) www.amitynewsletter.org (English) www.amitynewservice.org (English)
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Local Institutional Partners Mainland China Alumni Association of 1989, High School Affiliated to Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Amity Torch Project Union Bank of China, Nanjing Center Branch Bank of Shanghai Carefree Medicine Co., Ltd. Chengxian College of Southeast University China Development Marketplace Project of the World Bank Christ Church of Kunshan City Christian Poetry Network Deloitte & Touche Certified Public Accountants Co., Ltd.
Knorr-Bremse Co., Ltd. Labor Union’s Committee of Suning Appliance Co., Ltd. Librarie Avant-Grade Co., Ltd. Loving Heart Association of Chengxian College, Southeast University Loving Heart Society, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics Luzhou Vocational & Technical College MBA Class13, Nanjing Normal University Nanguang College, Communication University of China’Nanjing Nanjing Amity Development Co., Ltd. Nanjing Amity Import & Export Co., Ltd. Nanjing Amity Printing Co., Ltd.
Education Bureau of Lishui County
Nanjing Changdong Chemical Equipment Co., Ltd.
European Investment Enterprises Association in Taicang Economic Development Zone
Nanjing Committee of Red Sunset Forum Nanjing Ford League
European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Nanjing Foreign Language School
Fischer (Taicang) Fixings Co., Ltd.
Nanjing Guangbo Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.
Fullerton Investment & Credit Guarantee Co., Ltd.
Nanjing Guochun Communication Technology Co., Ltd.
Gao Yi Electronics & Hardware Co., Ltd.
Nanjing Hankook Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
GCL Engineering Ltd. German Chamber of Commerce in China Guanjiang Art Museum Henkel China Investment Co., Ltd. Huai’an Rongjia Teaching Facilities Co., Ltd. Human Resource Department of Nanjing Changjiang Waterway Engineering Bureau IB Department, High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University Jiangsu Branch of China Unicom Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Provincial Coal Printing Company Jiangsu Yazhi Advertising Co., Ltd. Kern-Liebers (Taicang) Co., Ltd.
Nanjing Hongya Import & Export Trade Development Co., Ltd. Nanjing Hongyi Advertising Co., Ltd. Nanjing Huaruijie China Co., Ltd. Nanjing Huiding Media Co., Ltd. Nanjing International School Nanjing Lizhongshun Science & Technology Development CO., Ltd. Nanjing Magazine Café Nanjing MRK Science & Technology Development CO., Ltd. Nanjing Win-win Cultural Development Co., Ltd.
Local Institutional Partners
Nanjing Oufei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. Nanjing Primary School of Wulao Village Nanjing Shengyue Advertising Co., Ltd. Nanjing Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd. Nanjing Xieyou Aviation Service Co., Ltd. Nanjing Yahui Food Company Nanjing Yingjie Educational Investment & Consulting Co., Ltd. Nantong Christian Church Nantong Shida Advertising Co., Ltd.
Student Union of College of Social Development, Nanjing Normal University Students Vocational Training Orientation Center, Nanjing University Suzhou Municipal Committee of TSPM & CCC The General Party Branch, College of Mechanical & Electronic Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics The No.1 Party Branch, Jiangsu Institute of Urban Planning & Design
Ningbo Yinzhou Charity Federation
The No.2 Graduates Party Branch, College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology
Wales (Taicang) New Materials Co., Ltd.
Oschatz Energy and Environment (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
Weiss Umwelttechnik (Taicang) Co., Ltd.
Rainbow-sky Cupboard (Nanjing Yigao Furniture Co., Ltd.)
Wuxi Impact Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd.
School of Marketing and Logistics, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics
Xuzhou Dahuangshan Chunch
Net friends of Tencent Philanthropy
Shanghai Gaobide Consulting Co., Ltd. Shanghai Haodu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. Shanghai Hurun Report Financial Management Consulting Co., Ltd.
Wuxi Christian Council
Youth League Branch of College of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology Yuyao Hualun Import & Export Co., Ltd. Zhangye Middle School in Gansu Province
Shanghai Lianying Screw Co., Ltd. Shanghai Liburui Finery Co., Ltd. Shanghai Nanjingren Textile Development Co., Ltd. Shanghai Sanfo Outdoor Co., Ltd. Shanghai Yifeng Decoration Design Co., Ltd. Shanghai Yirong Financial Management Co., Ltd. Shanghai Yongyu Investment Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Mangrove Property Management Co., Ltd. S.H.Silver (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Siemens NC Co., Ltd. Sophia TEM-4 Oral English Class, Nanjing University Southeast University Standard Chartered Bank of China, Nanjing Branch
Hong Kong SAR Advance X-Ray & Medical Diagnostic Centre Ltd. The Amity Foundation Hong Kong Office Baptist Pui Li School Betake Marketing (HK) Ltd. Capital Access Risk Engineering Ltd. Chinese Rhenish Church Hong Kong Chinese Young Menâ€™s Christian Association of Hong Kong Christ Church, Kowloon Tong CWM/Nethersole Fund Eastar (H.K.) Ltd. Emperor Financial Services Group Franco Lee & Co.
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Full Year Limited
Sycee Investment Ltd.
Fung Kai Liu Yun Sum Memorial School
Tai Swa Herbs Ltd.
Gallant Ho Charities & Public Well-Being Services (H.K., P.R.C.) Ltd.
The Baptist Convention of Hong Kong
Grandate (Chi Kee) Manufacturing Co. Ltd. H & R international Ltd. Helping Hand Group Ltd. Holy Nativity Church Hong Kong Christian Council Hong Kong Institute of Education Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Hong Wing Book Co. Ltd. Inno Prod Company Ltd. I.C.M. Sisters Kowloon Union Church Kwun Tong Baptist Church Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong Lingnan Secondary School Luk Kwok Hotel Recruitment Intelligence Consultants Limited Robert Black Hall of the Hong Kong Institute of Education Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East Rotary Club of Hong Kong South Santos C.H. Li & Co. Sesame Publication Co. Ltd. Sheng Kung Hui Calvary Church Sheng Kung Hui Ma On Shan Holy Spirit Primary School Sheng Kung Hui St. Mary’s Church Sheng Kung Hui Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School Sheng Kung Hui Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School Alumni Association Sheng Kung Hui Tsoi Kung Po Secondary School Sir Robert Black College of Education Past Students’ Association Co. Ltd. St. John Cathedral St. Mark’s School St. Paul’s College Foundation St. Stephen’s Girls College
The Church of Christ in China Chuen Yuen Second Primary School The Church of Christ in China Kei Faat Primary School (Yau Tong) The Church of Christ in China Wan Chai Church Kei To Primary School (Kowloon City) The Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region The Hong Kong Council of the Churches of Christ in China The Hong Kong Council of the Churches of Christ in China, Leung Faat Memorial Church The Hong Kong Chinese Christian Churches Union The Methodist Church, Hong Kong Tsuen Wan Government Secondary Technical School Alumni Association Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong TWS St. Bonaventure Catholic Primary School U-Lite Limited Wah Yan Cultural Foundation Limited Overseas Institutional Partners
Overseas Institutional Partners
Overseas Institutional Partners Australia
Families with Children from China-Australia Chinese Congregation, Wesley Mission
Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO)
Christian World Service, National Council of Churches in Australia
Areopagos Norwegian Missionary Society
Families with Children from China Charitable Fund (FCC-Toronto)
General Board of Global Ministries, the United Church of Canada
The Presbyterian Church in Canada Rawdon Hills UCW The United Church of Canada
Finland Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM)
Germany Church of the Ascension Christoffel-Blindenmission (CBM) Diakonisches Werk Evangelischer Kir Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst e.V. (EED) Evangelisches Missionswerk in Deutschland e.V. (EMW) Evangelisches Missionswerk in Sudwestdeutschland (EMS) Hildesheimer Blindenmission e.V. (HBM) Knorr-Bremse Global Care Mission Eine Welt (formerly Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria)
Adoptions Centrum Church of Sweden Evangelical East Asia Mission The Swedish Alliance Mission
Switzerland Action by Churches Together (ACT) Mission 21- Protestant Mission Basel World Council of Churches (WCC)
United Kingdom Baptist Missionary Society (BMS World Mission) The Christine King Memorial Trust Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)China Desk Friends of the Church in China (FCC) One World Orphanage Trust Parochial Church Council of the Halas Team Ministry Scottish Churchesâ€™ China Group
Nordelbisches Zentrum fĂźr Weltmission und Kirchlichen Weltdienst (NMZ)
The Church of Scotland
United Evangelical Mission (UEM)
Altrusa Club of Longview Kelso Washington Foundation
International Christian University
Apostolic Christian Mission Committee
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American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., International Ministries America First Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) China Connection Christian Church & United Church of Christ Christian Reformed Church (CRCUSA) Clear Lake Presbyterian Church Church World Service Inc. (CWSI) Edmond J.Safra Philanthropic Foundation Emmanuel Faith Community Church Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Families with Children from China, Long Island Region (FCC-LI) First Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church Global Health Action (GHA) Joni and Friends Lutheran World Relief Nathaniel Elias Blood-Patterson National Council of Churches (NCC) Presbyterian Church (USA) Reformed Church in America Synod of Southwest (Presbyterian Church) United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia (UBCHEA) United Church of Christ in the USA United Church of Marion Baptist & Presbyterian United Church of Marion Baptist & Presbyterian U.S. Catholic China Bureau Virginia Baptist Mission Board Volunteers for China Westminster Presbyterian Church
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The Amity Foundation, an independent Chinese voluntary organization, was created in 1985 on the initiative of Chinese Christians to promote education, social services, health, and rural development from Chinaâ€™s coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas of the west.