|Organization||Guangzhou Clover Youth Development Service Center, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou|
The Self-guided learning and Self-development Project for Juveniles in the Community with Migrating Population, implemented by Clover Youth Development Service Center, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (Qingcao Center), aims to help juveniles in the community with migrating population to motivate their interest, cultivate their self-guided learning capacities, and thus promote their self-development through a series of in-school’s activities and summer camps.
Qingcao Center is an organization that is dedicated to supplementing insufficient education resources, increasing scarce educational opportunities for juveniles in the community with migrating population, and empowering them with self-guided, self-development capacities. Guangzhou is one of cities with the highest concentration of migrating population, and migrating children across the country. Qingcao Center’s survey reveals that juveniles in the community with migrating population lack learning interest and feel bewildered and disoriented about their future, due to their monotonous learning experience, lack of extra-curricula activities, and guide for their self-development and ability cultivation. As a result, Qingcao Center designed and implemented a series of “My Story Books” activities and Qingcao Center summer camps. In a series of “My Story Books” activities, children were asked to explore and write their “my storybook” under themes like “My Family and I” and “My Community and I”, after they conducted a series of dialogues, interviews and collaborative work in their families, schools and communities. In Qingcao Center summer camps, children could engage in subjects like natural sciences, liberal arts, social studies and arts to increase their knowledge and motivate their interest.
In 2015, Macao Tong Chai Charity Association supports Qingcao Center for a series of their activities like the survey, visits to partners, project design improvement, formative assessment and base-building, with an aim to promote Qingcao Center’s understanding of its target population, its project’s operation capacities and execution power, thus guaranteeing the effectiveness of project in the end.