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From Fast Fashion to Sustainable Fashion

LOCATION: 
Shanghai, China

PROGRAM DATES:
Round 1: 12/22-12/31, 2021
Round 2: 2/3-2/12, 2022
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NPO Fundraising

LOCATION: 
Shanghai, China

PROGRAM DATES:
Round 1: 12/22-12/31
Round 2: 2/3-2/12
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Cultural Preservation Through Ecotourism 

LOCATION: 
Danba County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garzê, Sichuan Province, China

PROGRAM DATES:
2/3-2/12, 2022

In-Depth Look at the Summer 2021 Field Programs

From Fast Fashion to Sustainable Fashion

From Fast Fashion to Sustainable Fashion

Location & Time: Shanghai, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Keru Research Team

Social Impact
Knowledge: Learn about sustainable fashion, design and business
Experience: Provide creative solutions for sustainable fashion and organize an offline exhibition to showcase a sustainable fashion line
Real Understanding: Sustainable fashion business model and its impacts on ecosystem.
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NPO Fundraising

Location & Time: Shanghai, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Shanghai Sunrise

Social Impact
Knowledge: Learn about fundraising tools and business model of non-profit organization
Experience: Prototype a fundraising event, measure the effectiveness of the event and create a post-program data analytics report
Real Understanding: Sustainable development for non-profit organization and fundraising strategies
Organic Rice Entrepreneurship

Organic Rice Social Entrepreneurship

Location & Time: Laozhai, Guangxi, July 2021
Local Partner: Laojia

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about social enterprise business models; social media strategies & marketing
ExperienceDevelop a sales strategy, design & execute a marketing campaign to promote organic rice; experience farming
Real UnderstandingSustainable rural economic development and market challenges and opportunities for organic rice fundraising strategies
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Exploring International Trade through Sustainable Commerce

Location & Time: Mohe, Heilongjiang, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Longjiangmai Food Company

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about rural economic development and international commerce
ExperienceProduce an international expansion plan for Longjiangmai’s berry products; experience farming
Real UnderstandingBranding and customer segmentation of agricultural products; sustainable rural economic development

Women's Empowerment Through Employment

Location & Time: Daiqian Village, Gangsu Province, China, July 2021
Local Partner: YAKMA Handmade Natural Cosmetic Company

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about Tibetan culture, gender equality and social enterprise business model
ExperienceSoap making; interview Tibetan women; develop and execute sales strategies
Real UnderstandingDeep dive into gender equity issues; utilize local resources to support economic growth and women empowerment
Clean Water for Life

Clean Water for Life

Location & Time: Langshi, Guangxi, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Laojia

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about water safety standards and water quality analysis
ExperienceConduct water testing and interview locals
Real UnderstandingProduce a water quality consultation report & water education plan for Laojia
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Timeless Tulous: Sustaining Community-Based Architecture

Location & Time: Hekeng Tulou Cluster, Fujian Province, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Laojia

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about the unique architecture of UNESCO heritage Tulou; explore Hakka community, culture and history
ExperienceConduct community mapping and field research for Hekeng Tulou from inside & out
Real Understanding:  Design an innovative architectural preservation & community plan for Hekeng Tulou

Agricultural Innovation through Technology

Location & Time: Shanghai, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Shanghai Sunrise

Social Impact
Knowledge: Learn about fundraising tools and business model of non-profit organization
Experience: Prototype a fundraising event, measure the effectiveness of the event and create a post-program data analytics report
Real Understanding: Sustainable development for non-profit organization and fundraising strategies
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Biodiversity & Habitat Preservation: Snub-Nosed Monkey Project

Location & Time: Tacheng Town, Yunnan Province, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Keru Research Team

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about animal behavior & environment conservation
ExperienceUtilize scientific methods and research skills in the field & develop an outreach plan for Snub-Nosed habitat preservation
Real UnderstandingDevelop & share an outreach plan for Snub-Nosed habitat preservation
Public Health Enrichment

Public Health Enrichment

Location & Time: Chuxiong, Yunnan, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Concordia Welfare & Edcation Foundation (CWEF)

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about public health, medical statistics and health curriculum development
ExperienceConduct analytical research, develop a research report and execute a health-based workshop
Real UnderstandingImprove the health education and awareness of people in rural areas
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Tibetan Cultural Preservation Through Ecotourism

Location & Time: Zhonglu Township, Danba County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Dragon Yunhe

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about cultural preservation, sustainable development, and the local Tibetan culture
ExperienceUtilize research, photography, filmography and marketing skills to reveal hidden culture and traditions
Real UnderstandingUtilize ecotourism to promote cultural preservation
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Resilience & Mental Health Education for Left-Behind Children

Location & Time: Zhaoqing Guangdong, China, TBD, 2021
Local Partner: Shining Star Organization

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about positive psychology & mental health education
ExperienceOrganize a mental health workshop; join a resilience camp; execute lesson plans to left-behind children
Real UnderstandingPromote public and mental health for left-behind children
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Gansu Grottoes: Archaeology Heritage Survey Mapping

Location & Time: Heshui County, Gansu Province, China, July 2021
Local Partner: Keru Research Team

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about cultural heritage data mapping & explore unknown archeological sites
ExperienceUtilize ARCHES software to track, map, compile & input information from site surveys and publish site survey research
Real UnderstandingRaise awareness and draw attention to the importance of cultural preservation
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Education Empowerment Through Team Sports

Location & Time: Qiaoqi Tibetan Town, Sichuan, July, 2021
Local Partner: 123 From the Mountains

Social Impact
KnowledgeExperience and learn the local ethnical minority sports
ExperienceHelp to teach the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and its value and principles to local Tibetan children & Students learn how to develop a basic sports education curriculum to fit local children
Real UnderstandingStudents will create & execute a sports education curriculum for local children. Students will exercise your leadership and teamwork skills, while teaching your chosen sport to local children

Tujia Minority Cultural Awareness Building Campaign

Location & Time: Hunan, China, July, 2021
Local Partner: Laojia

Social Impact
KnowledgeLearn about Tujia ethnic minority and the history of Shiyanping village
ExperienceDetermine local cultural assets;execute a social media-based awareness campaign of Tujia ethnic minority
Real UnderstandingHelp rural village to develop its cultural asset and support sustainable tourism
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