China’s prospering economy is drawing millions of its country population into the cities. The Chinese government mandates that its citizens receive permission before relocating or they will suffer the consequence of losing their basic social services. However, the official permission by the government is extremely difficult to obtain and citizens are desperate to find work in the cities. Because of this, China has more than 150 million migrant people in their cities, many of whom have no healthcare, public education, and live in makeshift houses.
Globe Aware’s mission is to work on several projects with the only nonprofit middle school for these migrant citizens. Volunteers will work on the school’s much needed infrastructure and help with any repairs. They will also help with painting classrooms, fixing bathroom facilities, refurbishing furniture, teaching children English and pronunciation.