Just before Chinese New Year, we visited the families of all the children we support, in both Gansu and Shaanxi, to bring them their quarterly allowance and the traditional seasonal gifts : rice,oil, sweets, and a hongbao! It is a great opportunity for us to spend more time with the families, share a bowl of noodles with them on the kang and get to know them better!
This year, we are celebrating ten years of you helping the organization by eating apples in Beijing and Shanghai !! They are already available in Shanghai and will arrive in Beijing on 21st November, in most schools and compounds. To order some apples, contact your local Madaifu team right away and they will let you know where to get them. The proceeds of this year’s anniversary event will not only […]
After travelling the world from Shanghai to Paris via Zurich then crossing the Atlantic to be exposed in New York, the Terracotta Daughters Army will end its tour in Mexico City at The Museo Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli. From October 30th to November 30th this will be your last chance to discover the project of artist Prune Nourry before the sculptures head back to Shanghai for being buried for the next 20 […]
Madaifu Apples are back in Shanghai ! This year : 4,5 tons for sale ! The Children of Madaifu association was founded in 1999 to help orphans in the deprived Chinese provinces of Gansu, Shaanxi. (See: www.madaifu.org) The association holds an annual fund-raising event: the sale of apples coming from orchards in Gansu and Shaanxi. The proceeds will be used to help children to stay in their villages while attending […]
Since 2006, the Lantern Theatre puts on a play in Beijing each spring, the proceeds of which are wholly donated to Children of Madaifu. This year the theatre troup, made up of French-speaking aspiring thespians and led expertly by director Isy Chautemps since 2009, revisits the remarkable and intense dramatic tragedy Phèdre by Racine on May 23,24,25 and 26. Chinese subtitles make it possible for Chinese audiences to appreciate our […]
A big thank you to Viva International who, last 8th March, organised an event focusing on the famous women throughout history. The proceeds from the raffle, 8000 RMB, were entirely donated to the association. During an evening where Agatha Christie stood alongside Indira Gandhi and Pippi Longstocking, we shared an indian dinner in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
The now famous and popular annual Charity Fundraiser Book Sale took place at the Pudong campus, organized by the parent association (BDA) in collaboration with the charity association Les Enfants de Madaifu. Thanks to the generosity of the school community, as well as many other outside donors, about 2000 books had been collected, in various languages (French, English, Chinese but also German, Spanish, etc!) On the day of […]
The Children of Madaifu association, together with the French School parent association (BDA) in Pudong Campus, organizes a Charity Fundraiser Book Sale. Anyone can participate; you are welcome to donate books for all ages, in any language (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian…). Please contact us (email@example.com) if you wish to donate books. If needed, we can send someone to pick up the books. Then we will hold a book […]
On December 14, students from La Poterie primary school, near Rennes, took part in a cross-country Fun run for Children of Madaifu, thanks to schoolteacher Ludmilla Choplin. Many thanks for the 524 euros they raised, which will go towards opening a library in a school in Gangu, Gansu Province!