The 2nd World Philanthropy Forum jointly hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Tsinghua University was held in Beijing on November 29 and 30, 2017. World Vision International President & CEO Mr. Kevin Jenkins, World Vision International East Asia Regional Leader Mr. Norbert Hsu and National Director of World Vision China Mr. Victor Kan were invited to attend and speak at the High Level Dialogues and Parallel Forum.
In the morning on Sept. 12, World Vision’s Hunan flood donation ceremony was held in Hunan Provincial Civil Affairs Department. To help local disaster victims to rebuild their homes, WV donated 545,040 kg of rice, 4,000 quilts and other materials, with a total value of 3.2 million yuan, to Hunan Charity Federation.
On August 2-4, 2017, the “Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Actions” and child protection international training workshop is held in Tianjin. The workshop is hosted by World Vision and co-organized with Wuqing District Civil Affairs Bureau of Tianjin City, the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Psychology National Psychosocial Support Union, and the China Charity Alliance with purposes to enhance the understanding of social organizations and institutions on child protection issues, train domestic professionals and promote the development of child protection in the whole society.
Established in 1950, World Vison International is a child-focused relief, development and advocacy organization devoted to serve children, their families and communities in impoverished regions. Currently, World Vision is working in about 100 countries and regions across the world.
In 1993, World Vision China was established to carry out a wide variety of work on poverty alleviation and community development. Since the Law on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland China went into effect in 2017, we have completed registration of seven representative offices in six province/regions/municipalities to better contribute to China’s poverty alleviation and development through collaboration with government, CSOs and communities.
In 2017, World Vision China worked in 14 provinces/municipalities/regions across China. The funding is supported by World Vision offices worldwide, of which over 60% is raised from the Hong Kong public.