Shanghai Sunrise is a non-profit organization raising funds for educational scholarships for underprivileged and at-risk young people in Shanghai.
Everyone understands the importance of education. Shanghai Sunrise strongly believes that a good education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and can create a better future for young people and their families. In China, education is free until Grade 10, leaving many thousands of people to face the reality that they cannot afford to complete their children's education, leaving these young people with little hope for their future.
Shanghai Sunrise promotes education in Shanghai by facilitating sponsorships for thousands of students who otherwise would not have a chance to attend. Since 1996, the organisation has raised almost 11,000 scholarships; but there is more work to be done. Currently, the need for scholarships far outweighs the number that the organisation can provide and too many young people are missing out on vital education.
Our mission is to equip disadvantaged young people through education; to empower them to realize fulfilling careers, attain greater life opportunities and become positive forces within their community.
Through student sponsorship, our vision is a shared value of equality for all; a society in which every person has access to education regardless of their age, gender or wealth.
We hope that you will join us on our journey to create a better world for these young people and their families!