Engage with China (EwC) was established in 2018 with the core objective of building a ‘China-literate’ generation. Through a dramatic introduction to China’s cultural & historical context, EwC is building a ‘China-curious’ talent pool who will help to plug a huge and widely recognised skills gap that will benefit the nation and the world around us. However, EwC relies on support from grants, businesses and individual giving so that we can grow our team, extend our reach, leverage our heritage sites & build aspiration, opportunity and vital cultural skills fit for the 21 st century. It costs £24 per pupil to provide a life-changing ‘China Challenge Day’ into a school. Will you support us?
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For millennia, China has been a source of inspiration to the rest of the world. From its discovery of silk to the invention of paper, China has impacted on the way we live, connect, trade and innovate. Desire for its exquisite porcelain and delicious tea had a profound impact on western arts, fashion, society and the imagination in the 18th and 19thcenturies. More recently, the west has benefitted from cheap items manufactured in China. In the last 40 years China has propelled itself into the consciousness of the west through its extraordinary economic development. Its subsequent impact and influence through trade, innovation, investment and the Chinese diaspora is being felt across the political, economic, environmental spheres and, indeed, over all aspects of human endeavour. Its political tradition is a challenge to western democracies and yet its landscapes, ethnic diversity, history, language, culture and inventions have plenty to inspire curious, young minds. Importantly, without China, the world cannot hope to find solutions to global problems like climate change and future pandemics.
Post Brexit and in these uncertain political and economic times, the firm objective of the charity and its trustees remains to develop global awareness through the case study of China, to benefit young people by giving them a more rounded education and to build competitive edge in a world where a quarter of the world’s population is Chinese.
Any amount you may be able to give, no matter how big or small, makes an enormous difference and allows us to develop more teaching materials and learning resources; extend our reach into schools; engage in our local communities through creative and cultural activity days and Chinese New Year and work with heritage sites and museums to broaden horizons and break down community barriers.
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