Renaissance for Children Project

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The "Renaissance for Children" is a joint education project initialed by China-Italy Philanthropy Families. It is co-funded by Laoniu Brother & Sister Foundation in China and Fondazione Zegna in Italy, internationally coordinated by East-West Philanthropy Forum and TOChina Hub, primarily implemented by China Development Research Foundation with Sun Future Foundation as the co-executive partner in China. Huizhi Social Work Service Center provides professional service. The first term was implemented was at the rural remote Motai Center School of Ledu District, Haidong City, Qinghai Province of China from 2020.



The "Renaissance for Children" aims at combining art education and gender equality for children in the poverty-stricken areas in China and providing an innovative and effective response to the latest call for rural revitalization, art education and gender equality by the Chinese government. Art education is proven to be the key for improving the creative thinking and critical thinking of children and gender equality is crucial to empower the kids and maximize their potentials.



It is backed up by the mature curriculum of “Enlightenment of Love” developed by Laoniu Brother & Sister Foundation, integrating with the content of “What Makes a Man” campaign from Ermenegildo Zegna based on the meaning of modern masculinity. It will deliver the one-year themed curricula of art, emotion and gender equality to more than 700 local students, offering them access to discover a broader world and express their emotions through art, assisting them to cultivate gender equality awareness from childhood, and enabling them to gain more comprehensive and fairer opportunities for education.


It is an international and innovative collaboration of philanthropic families between the East and the West. During President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Italy in 2019, an article entitled “Applaud East-West Exchanges: Renew Sino-Italian Friendship” was published in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera based on his speech. President Xi and Prime Minister Giuseppe Contealso witnessed the exchange of the MoU for launching the China-Italy Philanthropy Forum by Fang Jin, Secretary-General of China Research Development Foundation, Wang Zhenyao, Founding President of East-West Philanthropy Forum and China Global Philanthropy Institute, and Giovanni Andornino, Director of TOChina Hub.


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