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2019 Summer Camps were a big success!

Arts, music, drama, computers, crafts, English, geography… the children of Stepping Stones Summer Camps just had a fantastic summer accompanied by our volunteer teachers. We appreciate all the staff and volunteers involved in the project for their great commitment. Over … Continue reading

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Thank you for your great support on “99 Giving Day”!

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In less than 60 hours, with 860 public donations, 100,000 yuan from corporate donors, 10,000 yuan and 7,885 yuan from Shanghai United Foundation and Tencent Foundation respectively, the VTT project of Stepping Stones has raised 171, 106.34 yuan during the … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones joins Tencent 99 Giving Day to train Rural Teachers!

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We are often moved by seeing volunteers teaching in remote countryside. But the reality is that we have a limited supply of volunteer teachers, and each one can stay with the children for only a limited time. So we must not overlook … Continue reading

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How have we done in the past six months?

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Time flies, and we are already past the mid-year point! We reviewed our programs at our mid-year team meeting, and have some encouraging updates to share with you! Overall, we have exceeded most of our targets for the first half … Continue reading

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Creating a Dream Home with the Kids: Target Volunteers Visit Stepping Stones Summer Camp Site

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On July 10th, Volunteers from Target spent a wonderful afternoon with the kids at Stepping Stones’ summer camp at Hongqiao International Logistics Centre in Minhang District, Shanghai. Crafting is always one of the favourite activities of our summer camp students. … Continue reading

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The first English class within the mountain

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On the eve of Children’s Day, the Stepping Stones launched the video link program in the Mangweng Primary School of Gengma County of Yunnan Province, with the support and assistance from Shanghai Shine Social Work Development Centre, Gengma County Bureau … Continue reading

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Help English teachers to practice speaking English!

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Do you want to help English teachers for migrant children improve their oral English confidence, thus helping them teach their students better? If so, our Teachers’ English Corner may be for you: If you are resident in Shanghai, and have free time … Continue reading

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Happy Chinese New Year and two vacancies!

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  Some brief updates: Stepping Stones is recruiting: Due to the departure of two key staff members, we now have vacancies for a Communications Manager as well as a Program Manager for our Shanghai English Teaching Program. You can find … Continue reading

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Vacancy: Communications Manager

The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director,  and: Works with the whole team to formulate and implement Stepping Stones’ Communications Strategy, which integrates message development, web presence, and social media. Collects stories and key messages from staff, volunteers and … Continue reading

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New video tells Stepping Stones’ story!

Please check out this touching video, which tells Stepping Stones’ story from the very beginning! A huge thank you to ID Creations, who have been making beautiful and highly professional videos for us since 2009, and all pro bono! Woohoo!! … Continue reading

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Glam Soirée raises funds for Stepping Stones!

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On the evening of Thursday 10th January, Stepping Stones’ staff and volunteers swapped their Stepping Stones t-shirts for fancy evening wear, and headed to Glam at M on the Bund to host a New Year Soirée for Stepping Stones’ top … Continue reading

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You want to be an English teaching volunteer in Shanghai? Here is your chance!

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Are you based in Shanghai and willing to dedicate time for English volunteering? Please check this opportunity below! If you are interested in this opportunity, please click here.

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We are recruiting Videolink Volunteers!

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Are you willing to dedicate time to teach rural kids English? We have a remote opportunity for you. Please click here if you are ready to register after reading the description.  

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Season’s Greetings from all of us at Stepping Stones

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A lovely interview with our lovely volunteer Connie!

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  Stepping Stones volunteer Connie Yuan made history last month, becoming our longest-serving ever individual rural volunteer, having spent six full weeks living and teaching in the town of Taohuajiang, Hunan province. We asked Connie, who is from California, about her experience. … Continue reading

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