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Through social service entities including Amity Home of Blessings, Amity Children Development Center, and Amity Bakery, Amity Foundation is committed to the harmonious development of the whole society by striving to improve the living quality of the targeted groups, help build confidence and capacity for families with people with disabilities, help improve childcare, rehabilitation and special education in this sector, and support targeted groups to attend vocational training.
In 2019, a total of 142 people with disabilities and children with autism aged 0-14 were served through entities such as Amity Home of Blessings, Amity Child Development Center and Amity Bakery. Amity teamed up with seven volunteer teams from 16 corporations/institutions and five universities and served more than 400 children throughout the year.
1. In September, Amity Child Development Center initiated curriculum reform: the two full-day classes were merged into one “star class” while social games were introduced to encourage parents’ participation.
2. In December, Shanshuiyuan Home for People with Disabilities (SHPD) was granted a “four-star center” credit in the evaluation conducted by the Nanjing Disabled Persons’ Federation. It was the only four-star center providing services for people with disabilities in Nanjing that has received the credit. SHPD also ran a self-employment project aiming at providing more job opportunities for people with disabilities in Qixia District, Nanjing.
3. In 2019, Amity Bakery’s Handmade Cookie Series won the second prize for “Nanjing Special Cuisine” under “2019 Nanjing Special Cultural Tourism Commodity Selection Awards”. In addition, three cases of Amity Bakery Vocational Training Project were selected by Tencent Charity Angel Investor Plan, and received great exposure on Tencent Charity Homepage and in 50 million WeChat users’ Moment. Finally, more than 60,000 people participated in the donation.