Tu Zhuanjia: Rural Experts is an organization dedicated to improve their community and help others grow by addressing issues within the community and accumulating a network of leaders to solve them.
Ø 3 revisions
The draft will be released in the summer issue of the China Development Brief after 3 revisions. The article intends to elaborate on the 50 percent of U.S. non-profit organizations providing services for societies that are lacking funds. Most of them are small scale with low operating costs .They hardly have any full-time employees. In the process of providing service, they cultivate talents and promote social development and innovation.
Ø Participated in a NGO financing training in Chongqing
The training was hosted by Liang Jiang Volunteers Service Center. The trainer was from Britain Overseas Volunteers Association. In the meeting we distributed 15 sets of books and brochures about Transparent Fish. We also exchanged business cards with different NGOs so that we could further communicate. We planned to hold a reading party for NGOs in Chongqing.
Ø Have done some research about Ms. Zhou’s cases.
I had downloaded more than 10 reports from domestic media to learn about some of her experiences and thoughts as a volunteer. Ms. Zhou was a local expert. She had gained a large amount of experience in her work. She was more popular with rural communities than experts who had received professional knowledge.
She had done more than healing patients’ mental disease. She focused on the needs of women, children and families in towns. These articles from local experts could cause NGOs to reconsider their ideas and plans again.
Ø Have accomplished the second revision on the translation of “Practical Guide for the Volunteer Organization Council”
Original article written by Jianhua Su, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Lauren Kam and Ally Nguyen.
After internal discussions of the Tu Zhuanjia projects and funding (the transparent fish fund) communication , they officially announced the 2012 target of the Tu Zhuanjia project adjustment notice. In order to ensure the quality of sharing reports and articles, it adjusted to 4 articles of domestic experience sharing and 6-8 foreign experience sharing per year.
During the 2 month practice, we found we needed much more work than we had previously thought to plan an article of foreign experience sharing that matched Chinese local culture and conditions and could guide the development of grass-roots organizations.
There are several steps to issue an article. We need to choose a topic, write a draft, and promote. And then we should collect advice, amend, and finally issue the article. It takes at least 40-60 hours to finish an article. It takes less time in translation but more time in revising and composing.
We have a part-time project manager who spends 8 hours each week and takes charge of the project and a part-time editor who spends 15 days per month to collect files of domestic experience. It mostly depends on Wu Jing to draft foreign experience sharing material.
Original article by Jianhua Su, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Isabel Auyeung and Ally Nguyen.
To continue the promotion of "grassroots charity":
There are some details about Grass-roots Charity promoted by The Third Guangzhou Chinese universities Environment Development Forum.
I took 5 books to Guangzhou and sent them to friends: Wufang Xiaowei, the former secretary-general of Earth Friends (Hong Kong), Chen Zhiqiang of Earth Friends (China), Xiao Zhiqiang of Shanghai entrepreneur training group, Li Zhou of GGF Chinese youth group and Li Chunhua of Nanjing Green Stone. We also discussed about grass-roots charity and recommended it. It was popular. Before long when talking with Wu Fengshi, we mentioned that there were many similarities between grass-roots charity mode and GFF mode. GFF itself may be another kind of existence of grass-roots charity.
In Chongqing office I sent 2 books to sponsors of Shanghai Huangpu District Non-profit Charity Association. In addition, I sent a book to each Chongqing environmental organization in the environment communication meeting. I hope we can hold a reading meeting in the future to share our opinions about the book.
Original article written by Jianhua Su, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US intern Isabel Auyeung.
The day before yesterday, Wu Jing and Zhang Sumei communicated with Xiang Xin, one of the founders of Qing Cao Public Welfare Team. The first time Xiang Xin met Wu Jing was at a peer training held in Guangzhou in July 7, 2010. With the support of teachers and family, she and her classmate founded Qing Cao Summer Camp, a program about education of peasant workers’ children. At that time, Xiang Xin was a high school student and now she is a student at Harvard. She is temporarily absent from school and is continuing to carry out the Qing Cao program. They will hold 10-day summer camp in Kangle and Qiming High School. There are a lot of classes and activities to promote their personality, such as English, drama, art, and creative writing. All are free to join the summer camp. Volunteers will get some traffic allowance.
This is a good program that aims to improve by learning from each other. All the activities are designed by high school volunteers. In addition, there will be a “teacher-friend plan” to help them build long-term relationships.Original
Original article written by Jianhua Su, translated by Ma Shishi, and edited by US intern Isabel Auyeung.
Tu Zhuanjia: Rural Experts is an organization dedicated to improve their community and help others grow by addressing issues within the community and accumulating a network of leaders to solve them. To find out more, click here.
Yesterday we (Wu Jing and Wang Ying) saw the Education Counselor. We mentioned that what we had done in the Youth League Committee of universities played an important role in the twenty-year history of public welfare, and how could we take a leading role in the innovative project of developing the Youth League Committees of cities and towns in the future. Our opinions won his support. In particular, he mentioned that we should strengthen our cooperation with the second and third Normal Universities, which would be essential for developing teachers.
Today we are going to accompany the Vice President of the leading delegation of East China Normal University to visit the Haas Center for Public Service of Stanford University.
Original Article was written by Wu Jing and Wang Ying, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by Intern Emily Cheng.
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