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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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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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