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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.
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
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1: No Poverty ; 4: Quality Education
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
In China, education is not free after 9th grade, leaving many thousands of families to face the reality that they, due to low income or extenuating circumstances, cannot afford to educate their children, thus limiting their future success. More than 40,000 students in Shanghai do not have th means to pay for high school or college. Shanghai Sunrise collects private donations form individuals and civic and corporate organizations to cover tuition expenses for carefully vetted students to ensure their success. Over the past 20 years, Shanghai Sunrise has contributed significantly to Shanghai education with scholarships for about 400 students per year, but would like to grow to support 500 students each year.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
Keru began working with Shanghai Sunrise in Summer 2019. In these projects they collaborated in improving Shanghai Sunrise’s data management, the creation of marketing materials, and implementing new marketing strategies.
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LOCATION
Gansu, China
PROGRAM DATES
Spring: 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
11: Sustainable Cities & Communities ; 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
In Tibetan culture, while gender roles may not be as rigid as those in other parts of Asia, there are still deeply held ideas regarding the spheres of activity appropriate for men and women. Generally speaking, women are responsible for most household labor and chores, while men are responsible for taking care of the business side of things. Even if women did have opportunities, they would have to move to bigger Chinese cities and would often end up taking on low-skilled, heavy labor or hospitality work. Many Tibetan people usually leave their children and families behind when relocating for work. One prominent concern for the many “left-behind” children in the village is that they are more likely to develop depression or anxiety.

This is why Yakma set up a social enterprise producing healthy, non-toxic soap and cosmetics, which can not only support women to earn money but also help them to stay close with their families and reduce gender inequalities.

Yakma presently want to expand their sales through new designs of their soap packaging which can accurately reflect both the local Tibetan culture and their aims as a social enterprise supporting Tibetan women.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
This is the first year in which Keru has partnered with the Yakma and are very excited about the positive social impact that can be brought through our cooperation.
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LOCATION
Gansu, China
PROGRAM DATES
Spring: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health and Well-Being; 4: Quality Education
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
China’s left behind children face many obstacles in life. Lack of access to quality education resources and an absence of parental involvement result in lower levels of social and emotional learning development. This issue was identified by the Stanford Rural Education and Action Program (REAP) as a large challenge to social stability in China.

Shining Star is a grassroots NGO that provides mental health and enrichment programs for left behind students in Guangdong. Now in their third year of operation, they seek to increase their online presence through creating a website for more people to learn about the important work they are doing.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
Keru first partnered with Shining Star in summer 2019. Keru has since worked with Shining Star to monitor and evaluate their mental health program in order to improve efficiency and apply for more funding.

In this winter’s program we will work with Shining Star to increase their online presence through website and content creation.
HUMANITIES PROGRAMS
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LOCATION
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL
4: Quality Education
PROGRAM DATES
Spring: 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Kone Kmeng runs social projects in rural Cambodia and would like to engage a Keru team to help develop a long-term strategic plan for their education program. This plan would outline specific action steps for implementing rural reading and literacy programs.

Kong Kmeng has already provided 107 supplemental educational support classes for more than 2,000 children in 79 villages of the three provinces in Cambodia. The classes run 3 hours a day for 5 days a week, and are in addition to the classes that children already attend at their primary schools.

One of the key challenges in scaling the program is the limited resources for teaching and training. Learning to work within limitations while still providing maximum and quality assistance is the most pressing challenge facing Kong Kmeng. Keru’s work will provide an effective solution that can be implemented throughout the year, taught to teachers, easily-tested for effectiveness, and initiated by the students.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
In Summer 2019, the Keru Team went to Kompong Thom to provide consulting for Kone Kmeng’s literacy program. One of Kone Kmeng’s challenges is the low-literacy rate of grade-3 children in their own language. The Keru Team took steps to solvie this problem by testing reading abilities, creating and utilizing new educational tools in the form of game-based learning, re-testing the students to judge the effectiveness of the tools, and training local volunteers to use these methods. The results of this project were reported in a research report and new literacy tools presented in person to Kone Kmeng leadership.

The Keru team translated and localized a selected game, Woo Boo, currently published in the USA, to be utilized for game-based learning in these rural communities.

In Winter 2019, the Keru Team will again go out to Kampong Thom to follow-up with the data by re-testing the children’s reading abilities, evaluating previously recommended game-based learning tools to judge for effectiveness, creating new game-based tools, and further training local volunteers to use these methods.
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LOCATION
Maoming, Guangdong, China
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
1: No Poverty; 8: Good Jobs & Economic Growth
PROGRAM DATES
Spring: 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
OneVillage’s mission is to eliminate poverty in Nanyong Village and to develop the local community through various initiatives including the sale of specialty agricultural produce and other development initiatives. Lack of access to education is a large problem facing the local villagers and impedes their pathway to accessing opportunities.

To tackle this problem, One Village will design a library and community center for locals to access educational resources, IT facilities and receive vocational trainings. This facility be a communal space where villagers can receive education and improve their own living standards. Keru will conduct a needs assessment to determine the educational resources that are best suited for the library and design a plan for community center implementation.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
Keru has been working with One Village for the past two years involving projects such as the promotion of Nanyong Village’s local produce, Sanhua Plums. Keru has also conducted ecological impact assessment reports on the local environment, letting farmers understand more about the conditions in which they work. Keru is excited to continue our work with One Village this spring to improve the economic conditions of Nanyong Village.
STEM PROGRAMS
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LOCATION
Kampong Thom, Cambodia
PROGRAM DATES
Spring: 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health and Well-Being; 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Kone Kmeng runs education and public health projects throughout rural Cambodia. Kampong Thom is a province that bordering Siem Reap Province and is Cambodia’s second largest province by area. One of the key challenges faced by many rural villagers is the lack of access to clean water and sanitation. This has led to public health issues, such as prevalent cases of diarrhea, amongst local villagers.

Kone Kmeng would like to engage a Keru team to help improve and reassess the water quality situation in Kampong Thom Province.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
In Summer 2019, the Keru Team went out to Kampong Thom, Cambodia, to develop a map of water quality data for Kone Kmeng. Quantities of naturally occurring arsenic were found to be present rural water sources. The Keru Team developed steps to engage this problem by assessing the arsenic levels in a series of wells and choosing the ideal location for their first biosand filter, which removes arsenic from a water supply. The results of this project were in the format of a research report present in person to Kone Kmeng leadership.

In Winter 2019, a Keru Team will return to Kampong Thom. The previous trip identified the ideal location for the first installation of a biosand filter, and this trip will work on the installation of the filter at the chosen location, measuring arsenic levels before and after, and pave the way for wider rural distribution of the filters.
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LOCATION
Danba, China
PROGRAM DATES
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
11: Sustainable Cities & Communities; 12: Responsible Consumption & Production
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Zhonglu Village is a small Tibetan community located in Danba’s mountains, a part of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The local villages are being demolished under national policies. Officially, these policies intend to bring wealth to the poor income villagers by bringing more tourists. However, these policies have pushed many parts of Tibetan culture to near extinction. The rapid urbanization of Tibetan villages has affected thousands of these villages as many of the young people have left for big cities looking for work. Now, the villages lack vitality and human resources. 

Yunhe is a center for nature-based learning and community development focused on reducing the impact of depopulation and overdevelopment on the unspoiled environment of Danba, Sichuan. Increased efforts have been employed to combat the risk of overdevelopment, including the introduction of many compost bins around the local area. Currently, these resources are vastly underused, resulting in the inefficient use of resources. 

Keru’s goal is to propose a solution addressing how resources, such as the currently underutilized compost bins, can be put to better use and have a positive impact on the local community.
COLLABORATION WITH KERU
This is the first year in which Keru has partnered with the Yunhe Center and are very excited about the positive social impact that can be brought through our cooperation.
ONLINE PROGRAMS
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PROGRAM DATES
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
12: Responsible Consumption & Production
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Eelite is an emerging producer of high-quality roasted eels from Fujian. Formerly, it supplied high-quality eels to high-end restaurants in China. Now, Eelite wants to expand its business scope to single families so consumers do not have to go to the restaurant to high-quality eels. But it needs your help as a customer and a consultant to help them. Keru is recruiting a consulting team to conduct market research and deliver product attribute feedback and customer experience insights. In this program, you need to work with Keru mentors to collect data, develop insights and produce a report for the CEO of our client company. Consultant work will be incorporated into Eelite’s strategy and decision making.

Students need to develop key product attribute research insights to help Eelite improve its consumer experience.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
Eelite was founded by Becky Lin, a young and ambitious professional consultant-turned entrepreneur. Born in China, Becky attended college in the United States and built a professional skill set in business consulting in New York. Inspired to contribute to her home country’s development, she returned to China and started a company to transform her family business of eels into a domestic consumer brand. Eelite is dedicated to delivering the values of transparency, quality and safety through their food to China.
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PROGRAM DATES
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
8: Good Jobs and Economic Growth
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
You will work with Mr Josh Lim, a Wharton MBA and the founder of IJK Capital, to learn the basics of finance while conducting a cross-border M&A project.

This seminar is designed to equip beginner-level students with basic finance knowledge and skills in an innovative, fun and interactive way. No prior background in finance is required. Our partner for this seminar is IJK Capital, a rising international PE fund and financial advisory/management consulting firm in China.

Join us to learn basic finance skills such a market evaluation, target company analysis and financial modeling. Students will conclude the seminar by giving recommendation on a merger and acquisition deal.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
IJK Capital Partners Ltd (“IJK” ) is a boutique investment & advisory firm with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Their investment activities include the fundraising and management of a China – Central and Eastern European (“China CEE”) Private Equity Fund as well as regional Asian selected investments. IJK Capital Partners’ advisory services consist of capital raising and M&A advice.
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PROGRAM DATES
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
3: Good Health & Well-Being; 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Contaminated drinking water is a serious problem that endangers the health of millions of students in rural China. In 2014, Siyuan Water, a social enterprise, created and launched a social program to address this issue in Fujian province. Since then, the program has expanded to other regions of China. However, there is increasing recognition that clean water is a global issue and will require data and collective action to solve.

Develop an understanding of how water supplies are managed, secured and protected in your region and create a report to spread best practices and increase knowledge.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
Siyuan Water was founded in 2014, by Yihong Lan. Siyuan Water, has a bold vision of providing access to clean drinking water for every child in rural China. Siyuan’s projects work through three avenues: (a) donation of water filters to schools (b) collection and analysis of water quality data; and (c) water safety workshops to educate children, teachers and families about water safety.
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PROGRAM DATES
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
17: Partnerships For the Goals
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Entrepreneurship is a key driver of social change and wealth creation. This course seeks to equip innovative talents with the skills and knowledge they need to launch their own social venture.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
Keru Think Tank recruits ambitious students and professionals worldwide to develop insights on issues of sustainability and social impact. Our researchers and contributors come are passionate about using data to unearth new perspectives and drive the creation of social solutions.
 
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PROGRAM DATES
Winter: 2019.12.23-2020.01.01
Spring: 2020.01.14-2020.01.23 ; 2020.01.31-2020.02.09
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
17: Partnerships for the Goals
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Analyzing data is a crucial step in identifying where to focus resources and attention. While the UN SDG framework exists as a guidepost, most grassroots organizations do not have quality information on the holistic issue they are tackling. This project aims to generate insights and highlight trends of importance on social issues by drawing from online and public data sources using big data and data analytical methods.
ABOUT OUR PARTNER
Keru Think Tank recruits ambitious students and professionals worldwide to develop insights on issues of sustainability and social impact. Our researchers and contributors come are passionate about using data to unearth new perspectives and drive the creation of social solutions.
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
APPLICATION PROCESS
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