Category Archives: Programme Updates

Resilience and Adaptation: Stepping Stones in 2020

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COVID-19 changed our lives in 2020. To respond to the educational challenges posed by the pandemic, our team reacted quickly, adapting many of our processes and lessons to an online format and launching our “Home Classroom Program” to provide English … Continue reading

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Unique Chance to sign your Child up for our Winter Camp

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Have you ever wished your child could try out a Stepping Stones English class? Would you like to receive a unique learning experience for your child at the same time as donating to Stepping Stones? Here’s your chance! During the week … Continue reading

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Monthly Donation — Long-lasting love and support

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Monthly donation is a new way for the public to help poor and vulnerable groups, by committing to continuously donating small amounts to charity. Stepping Stones’ first ever Monthly Donation Plan is scheduled to officially launch this month. We sincerely … Continue reading

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Happy International Volunteer Day

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That was the moment I understood the meaning of volunteering.

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At the end of October, as Stepping Stones’ communications manager, I took a trip to Luyi County in Henan Province to pay a return visit to our rural volunteer. Luyi is the hometown of the founder of Taoism Lao Tzu. … Continue reading

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Check out our new comprehensive learning program, STEAM!

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The Artificial Intelligence and STEAM education series – a programming and creativity class – has started! Stepping Stones and the Magic Steam Creation Factory have jointly designed 12 children’s programming and fun Mind+ training courses, allowing children to quickly master Mind+ programming skills. Through this … Continue reading

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Shanghai English Teaching Program’s 2020 Fall Term Has Begun!

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We are excited to announce that the Shanghai English Teaching Program’s 2020 Fall term has officially begun! On September 19th, our first class of the term was taught at the Shanghai JiuQian Community Center. Our program currently has two classes: … Continue reading

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Even COVID-19 Can’t Stop Us: Videolink Teacher Training is back!

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It has always been Stepping Stones’ mission to improve the education of disadvantaged children – the main issue is how we can achieve this goal in an effective manner.  The Teacher Training Programs we provide tackle this problem at its root by … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones is Now Recruiting – Shanghai Program

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Stepping Stones is now recruiting enthusiastic volunteers to join its Shanghai English Teaching Program to teach English to disadvantaged children in Shanghai. English is one of the three core subjects in the Chinese curriculum and it poses the most challenges … Continue reading

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English, Balloons, and Friendships – How Students in Jiaxing Help Me Rediscover Creativity and Imagination

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When I was a kid, I remember going to football games every weekend. I remember reading illustrated comics during school and attending acrylic painting lessons once it was over. I remember travelling to France, to Germany, to Italy, collecting stamps … Continue reading

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Meet our Interns!

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Stepping Stones offers a variety of internship opportunities every year, ranging from a general internship to more specialized options like the Home Classroom (HCR) internship, the Communications and Marketing internship, and more. In today’s Wechat post, we’d like to introduce … Continue reading

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Volunteering in Tong’an Village: Volunteer Thoughts

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During the week of July 27 to July 31st, a small group of Stepping Stones staff and volunteers visited Stepping Stones’ new site at Tong’an Cun, a small village near Xiamen. Two Stepping Stones volunteers, Sam and Vincent, volunteered at … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones Partners with Deloitte to Teach Design Thinking!

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Deloitte (or DTT) is a global professional services network that provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and legal services. Serving over 150 countries and areas worldwide, Deloitte provides services for approximately 80% of Fortune 500 companies and has … Continue reading

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English Corner Program Continues Online!

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Stepping Stones’ English Corner Program aims to provide teachers and students in Shanghai and rural areas with conversational English practice. Though it originally began as an offshoot of the Videolink Teacher Training (VTT) program, the English Corner Program has expanded … Continue reading

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Videolink Teacher Training is back!

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After months of suspension amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Stepping Stones is very excited about resuming its Videolink Teacher Training program, providing training to a new cohort of 20 English teachers from Xin Gan County, Jiangxi Province. Launched in 2016, this … Continue reading

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