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Spotlight on: Shanghai Sunrise

Updated: Jun 5, 2019

By Julie Chun, Community Outreach Chairperson

Who: Shanghai Sunrise

When: Established 1996

What: To provide funding for education to disadvantaged high school and college students in China

In China, education is free up until Grade 10, leaving the teens of those families who cannot afford the education fees without an opportunity to complete high school and go on to college. Since 1996, Shanghai Sunrise has been matching students to sponsors so that Chinese students can pursue education to realize a brighter future. Each student’s family is visited at home and interviewed by Shanghai Sunrise to confirm the need for financial support. For the 2018-19 school year, SEA will be supporting six high school students.

Aside from providing financial support to fund education fees for high school and university students, SEA has been participating for years in the Student Pairing Ceremony, an annual event where the student gets a chance to meet their sponsor face-to-face. Last year, with an additional small fund of RMB 1,000, SEA was the proud sponsor of the Easter Egg hunt at the Student Pairing Luncheon. Great fun was had by high school and college students as they searched for chocolate Easter eggs!

For more information, please visit: https://www.shanghaisunrise.com

Or email Lilian Zhao at executive.director@shanghaisunrise.com

Original Courier publish date: March, 2019

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