Category Archives: Programme Updates

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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Stepping Up Goes Online

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Stepping Up is a computer and life skills training program established by Stepping Stones in 2016. By teaching children digital literacy skills common to the work place, such as how to use basic computer applications and internet resources, we help … Continue reading

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Home Classroom: Now Let’s Hear From Our Volunteers!

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Since our Home Classroom began in February this year, we have been humbled by the many volunteers who have risen to the occasion and helped us provide English classes to hundreds of children in rural communities. Thanks to their generosity, … Continue reading

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Home Classroom: What do Students Think?

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At Stepping Stones, we passionately believe that if people from all over the world work together, we can make the world a better place. For the past few months since the COVID-19 outbreak began, we have been humbled to witness … Continue reading

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2019 Stepping Stones Annual Report Is Out Now!

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In 2019, 1,350 people volunteered with Stepping Stones from 34 different countries and regions and from all walks of life. Thanks to them, we are proud to announce that we have achieved and even exceeded all the goals proposed at … Continue reading

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Cooped up at home? No problem! Stepping Stones launches a Home Classroom Program

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After two weeks of intensive work, Stepping Stones has launched its Home Classroom English Lesson for children affected by the outbreak of COVID-19! On Tuesday this week, the first batch of volunteers from around the world were trained up to … Continue reading

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In 2020, give the precious gift of education!

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December 2019, I accompanied our volunteers to visit our partner schools in rural Jiangxi and Henan Provinces, and was very struck by what I saw. At a rural boarding school in Henan, the children’s eyes sparkled with excitement as they … Continue reading

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Progress alongside Challenges: Stepping Stones’ Achievements in 2019

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Last week was Stepping Stones’ annual team meeting, where we reviewed our program performance in 2019. In advance of the publication of our annual report, we would like to give a sneak preview of some of the highlights to our … Continue reading

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Give kids a chance to see the outside world

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Hooi Hoon arrived at a school in Huaiyuan county of Anhui province on Sunday in Autumn. Several students were running around the playground chasing each other. This scene made Hooi Hoon feel sad: the children stay at school all semester … Continue reading

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