|Organization||Macao Tong Chai Charity Association|
New Vision Project of Macao Tong Chai Charity Association was planned and implemented by Macao Tong Chai Charity Association, which supported capacity building projects for staffs from non-profit organizations who cooperated with us to investigate, learn and expand horizon. It was a tailored made investigation study plan through the understanding of working requirements and limitations of these organizations, and subsidizing its exploratory trip and assisting them with field visit and exchange learning, seeking new horizon and inspiring them to think and improve their own projects, thus enhancing its operational capability.
About 17 projects had been funded by Beijing Office of Macao Tong Chai Charity Association during a year after its establishment. Most of cooperative partners served in educational field and were engaged in rural preschool education, basic education, and assistance and upbringing for vulnerable children. Although most of them were very focused on its works, the work was heavy and lack of understanding and learning about similar programs within industry easily led to repeated, unnecessary personnel and resource consumption. In addition, it was necessary to build workers’ capacity and expand their horizon for current characteristics of the non-profit sector and the scarcity of NGO talents. However, NGO lacked not only understanding of intra-industry learning opportunity, but funds for exterior investigation and study. We were able to identify different organizations’ strengths and weaknesses within the same area and fund them for the study tour, and wished to promote mutual learning and exchange among them, and advance project experience and achievement sharing.
At least 10 organizations were intended to be sponsored to investigate and study by Macao Tong Chai Charity Association within a year, including car fares and hotel expenses during trip, with more and efficient supporting methods explored simultaneously.