Category Archives: Programme Updates

New Frontiers for Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is pleased to have had Johan Vink recently complete his first “Short-term Placement Assignment” in Wuxi, China. Johan worked as an English teacher in Wuxi from May 30th until June 8th. While he was there not only did … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones Surpasses Fundraising Goal in This Years’ “Egg Walk” Challenge!

In 2011, Shanghai United Foundation (SUF) hosted the very first “Egg Walk Challenge” with the goal of being able to provide an egg a day for underprivileged children in rural China. Every team that entered into the “Egg Walk Challenge” … Continue reading

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Enriching First time Rural Tour to Zhengzhou and Dengfeng!

From May 29-June 3, Stepping Stones took a group of nine PricewaterhouseCoopers employees and two individual volunteers on a rural volunteering tour to Zhengzhou and Dengfeng! During this week tour the volunteers spent four full-days teaching and interacting with primary … Continue reading

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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) visit Henan Luyi with Stepping Stones

From May 16-20, Stepping Stones took a group of ten PricewaterhouseCoopers employees on their third annual volunteering tour to teach English to “left-behind” children at a rural boarding school in Luyi County, Henan Province. It was another unforgettable experience for … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones' 10th Birthday Party!

中文 Our Party was a Huge Success! On Sunday 8th May, around 800 people gathered at Wellington College International Shanghai to celebrate Stepping Stones’ 10th Birthday. The event raised almost RMB90,000, all of which will be used to support Stepping … Continue reading

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A Big Thank You to Paper Stones Scissors for developing our new visual identity!

Stepping Stones would like to extend a huge thank you to Paper Stones Scissors for creating our brand new visual identity! Paper Stones Scissors has created a new brand image, representing the essence of Stepping Stones’ mission of improving the … Continue reading

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Support Stepping Stones' "Egg Walk" Challenge

  Join and support Stepping Stones for the egg walk challenge! “The egg walk challenge” is an annual fundraising campaign initiated by Shanghai United Foundation (SUF) in 2011. During the “Egg Walk”, charity teams and individual teams set out to … Continue reading

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Hajer's Summer Holiday volunteering in Gansu!

Following on from last Summer's first successful volunteering collaboration, Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC) have invited Stepping Stones volunteers to teach English in rural Gansu again during the Spring Festival.  Go here for more information about this unique volunteering opportunity.  … Continue reading

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SUIS volunteers, local students create memories in Guangde

On Friday, November 20, Stepping Stones staff embarked on a weekend trip to Guangde in Anhui province with 58 high school students and 6 teachers from Shanghai United International School (SUIS). Once the group arrived in Guangde, they reviewed their … Continue reading

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SSIS raises 65,000RMB for Stepping Stones!

Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) raised an incredible 65,000RMB for Stepping Stones. The fundraiser took place at the International Family Bazaar on Saturday, November 14. The whole school participated in the “Super Run” runathon, which raised 48,000RMB! The rest of … Continue reading

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Come visit us at our upcoming bazaars!

As the holiday season approaches, Stepping Stones will be at many of the upcoming bazaars and fairs in the Shanghai area. We will be selling our 2016 calendar, which features beautiful photographs from around Shanghai. Each calendar is 100RMB, and … Continue reading

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SSIS students experience rural China, try their hand at teaching

From October 19th to October 23rd, 54 students and 5 staff from Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) went on a trip with Stepping Stones staff members to Jiangdu in rural Jiangsu. The volunteers spent their first afternoon at the opening … Continue reading

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Our Interns

Stepping Stones has worked with a variety of unique interns over the years, all from different parts of the world and different backgrounds. Jennifer, who just joined us in September, is an example of the uniqueness of our interns. She … Continue reading

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Study abroad students become the teachers

In recent years, Shanghai’s population of foreign students studying abroad in China has increased to 377,054 (International Institute of Education, 2014). A large portion of these students find themselves in Shanghai, drawn in by the academic and professional opportunities that … Continue reading

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Communities Connect at Corporate Events

Stepping Stones recently collaborated with two corporations — Bloomberg and Kurt Salmon — to provide a memorable experience for the migrant children of Xinqiao Community Center. On August 27, 17 students from grades 1-5 travelled to the Bloomberg office in … Continue reading

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