Mainland School Projects

We help improve the wellbeing of children living and studying at remote areas at Qinghai, Guangxi and Gansu Provinces through various aspects:

  • School Rebuilding – Rebuild school campuses and dormitories to provide a child-friendly environment including access to libraries and playgrounds, safe drinking water and personal hygiene, heaters and boilers and more.
  • Campus Maintenance and Enhancement – Provide support to schools after rebuilding to ensure quality education, such as providing teaching and healthcare equipment, subsidizing school fees, funding infrastructure maintenance and more.
  • Teachers Training – Seminars and workshops to improve on teaching skills, health and mental support, and ability to identify students with medical needs.
  • Social Worker Support – Support on-site social work services to left-behind students for their psycho-social well-being.
  • Wishing Well – Provide medical care to students with illness for proper diagnosis and treatment.
  • Special Education – Provide support to children with disabilities including assessment and rehabilitation services, teacher training, provision for student subsidies and the purchase of school facilities.

recent projects

Spring Blossom” Scholarship Program

Due to financial burden and culture, girls from Dongxiang ethnic minority in rural Gansu usually get married at very young age and most dropped out of school before completing primary education. To encourage the parents to support the schooling of their daughters, in 2017, Changing Young Lives Foundation started subsidizing Dongxiang girls going back to school. Through better education, these girls are empowered to seize the opportunities for personal development and their future.


School Social Worker Project for Left-behind Children in Dashu District, Gansu

Left-behind children have become a social problem in China. Researches have alarmed how parents’ migration to work in cities affects the wellbeing of left-behind children, in terms of physical health, nutrition, education and development.

Changing Young Lives Foundation has started working with the Dashu school district in Gansu to offer on-site social work services to students and to improve the recreational facilities in the schools. This project aims to support the psycho-social wellbeing of students through extra-curricular activities and counselling service. With the support of social workers, students are encouraged to explore their potentials and set goals for their development. The “seeds of hope” are sowed for children to change their lives for the better. Since 2016, the project has benefited 12 schools and over 1,500 students.


“Teacher Training Project in Gansu”

The teaching standards in rural districts of mainland China generally fall behind due to limited resources. Most rural teachers are lacking training opportunities and could not acquire new teaching methods to enhance the quality of teaching.

In view of this, starting 2018 Changing Young Lives Foundation has supported rural teachers in Gansu with advanced training through which they learned innovative pedagogies including student-oriented teaching methods. This project has benefited 600 students and 41 teachers.


“Qinghai Temporary Teacher Support Project”

In rural Qinghai, the schools are remote and scattered, and the teaching and living conditions are harsh to attract and retain teachers. Therefore, shortage of teachers is a long-term problem that challenges most schools.

Changing Young Lives Foundation has supported 16 schools in Xunhua County of Qinghai to employ temporary teachers. In addition to soothing the problem of teacher shortage, the project promotes English learning and extra-curricular reading. The project has benefited over 5,500 students.

school list

XianZangWen Second School Wendou Center School
Yari Primary School Galeng Township Central Primary School
Tiegaleng Primary School Lake Primary School
Daowei Township Central School Yimamu Central School
Tuoba Primary School Gangchaxiang Center Primary School
Chuji Center School Jianshetang Primary School
Daowei Township Middle School Xichang Primary School
Lianhe Primary School Danma Primary School


Dashu Township Central School Yangjia Primary School
Guanbu Primary School Tuanjie Primary School
Zhengjia Primary School Nanyangwa Primary School
Qiaolu Primary School Talawu Primary School
Huangjia Primary School Gudu Primary School
SaLe Primary School BuLengGou Primary School


Tianyang Special Education School Shangzhen Primary School