Qi Chuang Social Work Development Organisation
Migrant youth living in Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, often lack the workplace and life skills sufficient to make a successful transition to independent adulthood. Qi Chuang Social Work Development Association, founded in 2008 as a collaborative effort by professors of social work from the University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University, provides critical social work services to families and young people in need. Qi Chuang is the first professional Social Work Services Organization to provide services to civil society, funded by local and provincial government.
EMpower’s second grant to Qi Chuang supports a Life and Career planning programs designed to prepare migrant youth for work and adult life. The “Come Fly with Me” program consists of targeted activities for three groups critical to help migrant youth succeed: the youth themselves, parents, and teachers, as well as a volunteer training component to equip older youths to lead workshops and other activities.