Sally Wangsawijaya is Stepping Stones’ Senior Program Manager. She supervises the English teaching programs in Shanghai, rural areas and online. She leads volunteering tours to rural schools; conducts volunteer trainings & observations as well as oversees the general management of the English teaching programs’ volunteers. Sally started her journey in Stepping Stones as Shanghai’s Classroom Teaching Program coordinator and moved on to manage Stepping Stones’ group and individual volunteering programs in the rural areas.
Sally is Indonesian, and has lived in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia before. She started her non-profit career in Malaysia as an Advocacy Officer, Social Worker and Case Supervisor for a domestic violence shelter. She was also a regular volunteer for a suicide prevention crisis call hotline in Malaysia and China. Prior to her non-profit work, she was working in the Public Relations and Corporate Communication field. Sally graduated with a Bachelor of Communications from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia.
“I started volunteering with Stepping Stones within the first week of arriving in Shanghai, and volunteered for two semesters before joining as a full-time staff member. I enjoyed the experience tremendously and felt that Stepping Stones has made a positive impact to the migrant communities that it serves. Volunteering with Stepping Stones has opened my eyes to the challenges faced by the migrant children in Shanghai. I am excited to be part of the Stepping Stones’ team and contribute towards the betterment of migrant community here.”