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Our programs give high school students an opportunity to make real impact. In our short-term consulting engagements, student consultants work under the guidance of professional mentors to solve a pressing challenge facing our client. Through expert guidance, real world experience, and rigorous academic content, students are able to create a sustainable and practical solution for our local partners. Our programs are based in rural China and Southeast Asia, giving students first-hand understanding of the complex issues we work with our partners to solve. Our student consultants are equipped with relevant tools and knowledge to create solutions for global problems such as water safety, poverty, and public health.

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FIELD
CONSULTING PROGRAMS

Our programs give high-school students an opportunity to make real impact. In our short-term consulting engagements, student consultants work under the guidance of professional mentors to solve a pressing challenge facing our client. Through expert guidance, real world experience, and rigorous academic content, students are able to create a sustainable and practical solution for our local partners. Our programs are based in rural China and Southeast Asia, giving students first-hand understanding of the complex issues we work with our partners to solve. Our student consultants are equipped with relevant tools and knowledge to create solutions for global problems such as water safety, poverty, and public health.

For a full program list, please request a program brochure.
BUSINESS PROGRAMS
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LOCATION
Shanghai, China
PROGRAM DATES
1/29/2024 – 2/4/2024 7 days
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health and Well-Being
10: Reduced Inequalities
BIG QUESTION
How to raise public awareness of the difficulties and challenges faced by families with autistic children?
ACADEMIC AREAS
Business; Philanthropy
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by neurodivergence in the brain. Individuals with ASD have challenges with social communication and interaction, and may be characterized by repetitive behaviors or interests. Among adolescents and adults with autism, 90% have difficulties in interpersonal social interaction, 69% have behavioral problems, and 65-70% have communication difficulties, including verbal and non-verbal communication difficulties.

The increasing number of children identified with ASD has resulted in growing interest in developing therapeutic methods to support the transition of ASD individuals from adolescence into adulthood. Encouragingly, research suggests young people with ASD can enjoy the same opportunities as their peers without ASD, such as employment, education, self-care ability and social activities with the correct support. In addition, individuals with ASD may experience improvements in their ASD symptoms, behaviors, and co-occurring health conditions during adolescence and young adulthood. These changes can affect their ability to function and participate in the community.

Through this program, Keru will raise funds for Shanghai Minhang District Autism Volunteers Association that supports families with autistic children through services, education, and raising public awareness.

TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes local transportation, meals, lodging, activity fee and mentor payment 
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
Shanghai Minhang District Autism Volunteer Association (Xingle Home) was established in January 2015. It is an organization for parents of children with autism spectrum disorders registered under the supervision of Minhang District Civil Affairs Bureau. Xingle's vision is to become a leading organization and resource sharing platform serving autism groups in Shanghai. The mission of Xingle is to enhance the self-help and mutual support ability of families with autism spectrum disorder. The original intention of Xingle was to unite teens and youth autistic families and provide a platform for everyone to share experience and bear burden. The common problems faced by teens and youth autistic families are that the children have no schooling, nowhere to find a job, and are kept at home for a long time, with degraded abilities and emotional instability. Through the establishment of the Xinglefang public welfare base, Xingle provides public welfare day care services for the teens and youth autistic group, such as occupational training and life skills training.
STEM PROGRAMS
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LOCATION
Shanghai, China
PROGRAM DATES
1/29/2024 – 2/4/2024 7 days 7
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health & Well-Being
10: Reduced Inequalities
BIG QUESTION
How to use physical computing and rapid prototyping to create physical activities for people who are blind or have low vision (BLV)?
ACADEMIC AREAS
Design Thinking, Electronics, Coding, 3D Design, Gamification
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Exercise and sports are important for any individual’s holistic development. Research shows that sports not only contribute to physical development, but also improve intangible qualities such as self-esteem, team-work, and social inclusion. However, many individuals with disabilities, such as members of the blind or low vision (BLV) community are excluded from these activities. Currently, there are over 17 million blind or low vision individuals in China, a figure that continues to increase yearly. Almost 1 person each minute will experience permanent vision loss. 

The Inclusive Design Lab aims to contribute to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) of the blind and low-vision community through a rapid prototyping exercise to create physical activities and games that help us bridge the disability divide.
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes local transportation, meals, lodging, activity fee and mentor payment 
Local Partner
Hangzhou Para Blind Sports Club was established in 2018 with the mission of guiding persons who are blind or have low vision in sports, developing and promoting sports accessibility. The club regularly organizes domestic and international sports events for the BLV community, as well as "disability-inclusive" activities, inviting people from all walks of life to experience and participate alongside this community. These efforts aim to enhance society's understanding of persons who are blind or have low vision, eliminate barriers to communication between the BLV community and society, and promote social inclusion.
HUMANITIES PROGRAMS
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LOCATION
Beijing, China
PROGRAM DATES
1/29/2024 – 2/4/2024 7 days
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
BIG QUESTION
How to use documentaries as a way of storytelling to record and preserve culture?
ACADEMIC AREAS
Documentary Filming; Cultural Relics Repair
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The iconic Beijing Hutongs neighborhoods originated during the Yuan Dynasty. These landmark architectural monuments are not only a defining characteristic, but serve as a major thoroughfare of transportation, and an important stage that has defined the development and evolution of the history and culture of China’s capital city. Hidden in their winding roads are changes in history, the styles of various times, and a rich cultural flavor. Today's Hutongs are still filled with craftsmen of the older generation, intermixed with the young residents who work hand in hand to protect and pass along the iconic Hutong culture. Through this project, Keru students will use their own lens to tell these stories.
TUITION INCLUDES
Tuition fee includes local transportation, meals, lodging, activity fee and mentor payment 
Local Partner
WhitePeak is a film studio in Beijing, founded by Yun, a graduate from NYU film making program and Stanford University. Yun and her partner love the elements of unique Chinese culture and the beautiful landscape and they would like to express the zeal and passion through the lens to let more people know and fall in love with China.

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APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLICATION PROCESS
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Participate in a 15-minute video interview with a Keru staff member.

Wait for the Keru admission decision.

DOES KERU PROVIDE ANY ONLINE PROGRAM?
Yes, Keru provides online consulting programs and online workshops.
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