BCD Speakers Series Presents — Lisa Qin: The Left behind Children of China

Date: Saturday November 21st Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 天厨妙香素食馆(朝外店)

Address: 朝阳区 朝阳门外大街乙6号 朝外SOHO大厦D座2层-0260号 朝外SOHO全部店铺

RSVP:  https://bcd-nov21.eventbrite.com

China has around 61 million children whose parents have migrated to a city to find work and left them in rural areas with a relative or on their own.  Some of these girls and boys who are left behind do not receive sufficient emotional support or live with limited household income that hinders access to education and other services, and are often at greater risk of injury, human trafficking, violence, abuse or neglect. Social and emotional learning is the process, through which children acquire knowledge, attitudes and skills to recognize and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, demonstrate care and concern for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle interpersonal situations effectively. Lisa Qin will talk about the social and emotional learning for China’s ‘left-behind’ children and how the social and emotional learning can help them?

About the Speaker: Lisa Qin is a consultant in China to UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank.  She is an Australian-qualified lawyer and teacher with international experience spanning development, teaching, law and auditing.  Lisa holds a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Master of Teaching from the University of Melbourne.  Her focus is on addressing educational disadvantage to improve outcomes for children. About the organization:UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

BCD Speakers Series Presents – Rural Development: the Difficulties of Working in Another Universe

Date: Saturday November 14th, 2015
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: The Vegan Hut
Address: Room 0912, 2nd floor, Bldg 9, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 北京朝阳区建外 soho 9 号楼2层 9213 商铺.
Reservation under: Laura
Please RSVP: https://bcd-nov14.eventbrite.com
Event description

A lot of problems arise from rural developments in China. Most of them are not expected. Only 10% of the issues faced are technical, while the vast majority stem from social and cultural differences. Jason Lee will speak about the major issues that arise and how to address them.

About the Speaker

Jason cofounded RISE while doing his master’s at Tsinghua University. He is now working at the Tsinghua University Centre for Circular Economy Research, while trying to expand RISE to other universities across China.

About the organization

RISE was founded in 2011 as a student organization in Tsinghua University. We consist of both graduate and undergraduate students, primarily from Tsinghua’s School of Environment. The goal of the organization is to promote rural development within the university. At the same time, it provides a forum for students to interact and acquire hands-on experience working towards developing rural China. Our first project was in the field of clean water and sanitation. Altogether, we have worked with numerous villages and distributed over 1500 low-cost water filters in Ningxia, Shanxi and Gansu.