Shanghai Sunrise is a non-profit organization creating access to education through scholarships for underprivileged young people in Shanghai.


Everyone understands the importance of education. Shanghai Sunrise strongly believes that a good education is the key to success and can create a better future for young people and their families. In China, education is free until the 9th grade. As a result, many thousands of people are faced with the reality that they cannot afford to complete their children's education, leaving these young people with little hope for their future. 


Shanghai Sunrise champions continuous learning for young people. Our mission is to create access to education through scholarships for underprivileged Shanghai youth. We empower our graduates to realize fulfilling careers and become positive forces within their community.


Through student sponsorship, our vision is a brighter future for disadvantaged youth in Shanghai through access to education and personal development. Every student should have the opportunity to complete their education – regardless of social and financial background. 


Thanks to the generous support of philanthropic individuals, corporations and international associations, Shanghai Sunrise has raised 32 million RMB for high school and university scholarships. Since 1996, we have enabled over 3,100 students to complete their high school education and, in many cases, achieve a university qualification. But there is more work to be done: Even today, too many young people are still missing out on vital education. 


We hope that you will join us on our journey to create a brighter future for these young people and their families!


How you can help?

Sponsor a Student 


Give them the gift of education. Break the cycle of poverty by empowering them to realise fulfilling careers, attain greater life opportunities and become a positive force within their community.