Prop Roots strives for the empowerment of the children of the Jingpo minority in a remote part of China, struck by cultural erosion and immense problems around drugs and AIDS, by raising the kids’ self-esteem through creative and language education and intercultural exchange. Founder Dr. Anton Lustig is also the world’s main specialist on the Jingpo’s Zaiwa language. Our 2012 StartSomeGood campaign helped us achieve a very difficult aim: finishing our Project Center. So now, with Prop Roots team and volunteers firmly based in the heart of the Jingpo homeland, the struggle can go on.
Set up a digital storytelling program in eastern Tibet to train students, monks, villagers and herdsmen. Promote their work in local communities, big cities, on TV and via social media.
DAZI is a social enterprise that aims at preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage - Miao Wax Printing and helping the needy through innovative designs and incorporating cultural wax printing in our fashion garments. DAZI 141 stands for buy ONE and give young artists ONE Opportunity, buy ONE and give midlife unemployed women ONE Job, and buy ONE and give a less fortunate child ONE Hope.
The Eastern Tibet Training Institute (ETTI) is helping under-privileged rural Tibetan and other ethnic minority youth develop the skills they need to survive in a changing world. ETTI offers training programs in tourism and hospitality, green & environmental technology, computing, accounting, small business management and agricultural technologies. Since its founding in 2004, ETTI has helped more than 1,000 peple find employment and start new businesses.
The Ginkgo Academy is an effort to overcome the challenges faced by people with disabilities and to serve as a model for inclusive education in China.