Continuing to make a difference
Over the past 25 years, China in general and Shanghai in particular have developed at an impressive pace and living conditions have improved significantly. As the needs of less fortunate students have evolved over time, so has the focus of Shanghai Sunrise’s work.
When our charity was founded in 1996, national education laws had been in place for ten years making primary education until grade 6 compulsory and tuition-free. However, many families struggled to pay for other education-related expenses such as books, transportation and food.