CFPA is a non-profit organisation established in 1989 to help address poverty issues in China.
CFPA is a non-profit organisation to help address poverty issues in China.
China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) is a non-profit organisation established in 1989 to help address poverty issues in China. CFPA’s mission is to help people and communities in poor areas improve their living and health conditions, shake off poverty, and realise sustainable development. In 2002, CFPA established the New Great Wall Project, providing financial assistance for impoverished students living in rural areas to transition into the college life in the metropolitan cities. After the Sichuan earthquake, CFPA played a vital role in providing immediate relief to the victims, and has been closely involved in the mid- to long-term recovery efforts.
KPMG China began supporting the New Great Wall Project in 2005 through our Beijing office. In 2007, we expanded our support to make it a nationwide CSR initiative, and contributed RMB 700,000 to sponsor 350 students at 28 universities, including all cities where KPMG operates in mainland China. In 2008, we sponsored an additional 80 students who were affected by the Sichuan earthquake. As of today, we have sponsored 840 underprivileged university students from 44 universities in 20 cities across China.
Over the years, our people from different China offices have offered their time and shared their experience with students through correspondence, mentorship and joint community projects. Our people’s interaction and support help the students in areas such as building self-confidence, developing communication skills and expanding social networks.