Tag Archives: Migrant Workers

3/9/13: Migrant issues in China – Representatives Li Tao of The Facilitator and Zhang Zhi Qiang of Friends of Migrant Workers

The rights of migrant workers remain on the agenda of the Chinese government for their relevance to Chinese society, international labour law, and social issues of all kinds ranging from children’s education to healthcare. While Western organisations and media certainly address the topic, Chinese NGOs arguably have far greater insight and influence into challenges and potential solutions for migrant workers facing problems concerning insurance, education for their children, legal representation, and safe working conditions.

migrantTonight BCD invited two representatives from Chinese NGOs to give us their insider’s view on the situation facing migrant workers in China today. Mr. Li works at The Facilitator, an organisation which aims to help migrant workers integrate into the societies in which they work through legal aid provision, entertainment facilities, training lectures, and study groups. Mr. Zhang works in the Legal Consultancy Service Centre of Friends of Migrant Workers, offering legal aid to migrant workers as well as campaigning for the development of schools for their children.

Find out more: www.facilitator.ngo.cn

            www.gmxd.org.cn

 

9/15/12: Empowerment through Participatory Theater – Hua Dan General Manager Fen Dong

Tonight we welcomed Fen Dong to BCD to tell us about Hua Dan, a unique social enterprise dedicated to using theatre to inspire the full potential of marginal members of society. A project of the Scheherazade Foundation, Hua Dan is one of the first organisations in China dedicated to pioneering the uses and applications of participatory and educational theatre.  Their work includes delivering inspirational workshops in partnership with community organisations and commercial enterprises, empowering individuals from all classes of society with skills that improve their employability, social mobility and quality of life, and training migrant workers to be professional arts practitioners, project managers and branch leaders of Hua Dan, lifting them out of poverty and enabling them to participate equally in mainstream society.

Hua Dan

Find out more: http://www.hua-dan.org/.

We dined at Chahua Meizi Yunnan Restaurant on Xinjiekou Nanjie, Xicheng district (near Guixiangcun.)

3/9/13: Migrant issues in China – Representatives Li Tao of The Facilitator and Zhang Zhi Qiang of Friends of Migrant Workers

The rights of migrant workers remain on the agenda of the Chinese government for their relevance to Chinese society, international labour law, and social issues of all kinds ranging from children’s education to healthcare. While Western organisations and media certainly address the topic, Chinese NGOs arguably have far greater insight and influence into challenges and potential solutions for migrant workers facing problems concerning insurance, education for their children, legal representation, and safe working conditions.

migrantTonight BCD invited two representatives from Chinese NGOs to give us their insider’s view on the situation facing migrant workers in China today. Mr. Li works at The Facilitator, an organisation which aims to help migrant workers integrate into the societies in which they work through legal aid provision, entertainment facilities, training lectures, and study groups. Mr. Zhang works in the Legal Consultancy Service Centre of Friends of Migrant Workers, offering legal aid to migrant workers as well as campaigning for the development of schools for their children.

Find out more: www.facilitator.ngo.cn

            www.gmxd.org.cn

9/15/12: Empowerment through Participatory Theater – Hua Dan General Manager Fen Dong

Tonight we welcomed Fen Dong to BCD to tell us about Hua Dan, a unique social enterprise dedicated to using theatre to inspire the full potential of marginal members of society. A project of the Scheherazade Foundation, Hua Dan is one of the first organisations in China dedicated to pioneering the uses and applications of participatory and educational theatre.  Their work includes delivering inspirational workshops in partnership with community organisations and commercial enterprises, empowering individuals from all classes of society with skills that improve their employability, social mobility and quality of life, and training migrant workers to be professional arts practitioners, project managers and branch leaders of Hua Dan, lifting them out of poverty and enabling them to participate equally in mainstream society.

Hua Dan

Find out more: http://www.hua-dan.org/.

We dined at Chahua Meizi Yunnan Restaurant on Xinjiekou Nanjie, Xicheng district (near Guixiangcun.)