Stepping Stones China

About Stepping Stones China

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Stepping Stones is a not-for-profit organization registered in Shanghai, China.

Stepping Stones was founded in 2006 in order to organize volunteers to teach English in Shanghai's primary schools for migrants in response to requests from schools’ principals, which struggled to provide a reasonable standard of English teaching to their students.

English is one of the three core subjects in the Chinese school curriculum, and the one that poses most challenges to rural and migrant children. The majority of migrant children do not make it to senior high school, and only a small handful are able to make the grade to attend university. Improvement of basic education is the key to helping children from rural areas to attend senior high school and university, and thereby improve the future prospects of rural families.

English level is therefore the biggest differentiator between urban and rural Chinese children, and this above all perpetuates the gap in educational and employment opportunities.

Shanghai benefits from a large expatriate and local English-speaking community, many of whom are eager for meaningful volunteering opportunities. Stepping Stones was founded to match this rich resource to a real need in the community. Stepping Stones recruits, trains, coordinates, and supports hundreds of volunteers to teach thousands of students in more than 30 migrant schools and community centers in Shanghai and Zhejiang province and more than a dozen of schools in rural China (Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan and Zhejiang provinces).

Stepping Stones is proud that classes taught by his volunteers been proven to increase students exam results, increase their confidence and interest in English, better prepare students for their key examinations, and expose youth to cross-cultural programming and the virtues of volunteerism.

Over the years, Stepping Stones has expanded its field of activity. It now carries out a wide range of programs that focus on children’s education and health.

Our programs: Classroom Teaching Program, Tutoring Program, Summer Program, Individual Volunteer Placements, Rural Volunteering Tours, Videolink Program, Volunteer Training, I Care Project, Stepping Up Computer Program, Teacher Training Program

Company Location:
2nd Floor, No. 75, Le Shan Road, Xuhui District, 200030, Shanghai, China. Tel: +86 (21) 3209 0516 中国上海市徐汇区乐山路75号2楼, 200030


English Teacher

July 2019 - August 2019 Shanghai, People's Republic of China
“I like that the organization achieves to improve the quality of education for disadvantaged children.”

English Teacher

June 2019 - July 2019 Shanghai, People's Republic of China
“I loved the opportunity to travel to another country with also a mentor of sorts to help navigate us throughout our time here. Also, I was happy to gain hands on experience in the classroom.”
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