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A review of 2013…another year with plenty of progress

In 2013 CNYTrust continued to inspire, education and inform – all whilst having a great time. Here are some of the things we achieved in 2013:

  • We sponsored a record number of scholars at Capital Normal University in Beijing to teach at our selected migrant schools
  • Our generous group of donors who sponsor students directly continued to grow – these type of scholarships have a unique impact on our scholars, who have an opportunity to learn, seek advice and build a connection with their donor within the safety net of the CNYTrust
  • Extremely positive feedback from the migrant schools we support in Beijing and the launch of projects to consider new schools in 2014
  • One of our Trustees, Adrian Li, raised over USD 10,000 for CNYTrust through his participation in the Busselton Iron Man event in December 2013

And there is plenty to look forward to in 2014. We are in the final stages of recruiting the Capital Normal University Scholars Class of 2014 and our Cambridge University society looks set to report another very successful 2013-2014 term. Importantly, we are progressing on our 2012/13 initiative that saw the formation of an independent Capital Normal University Committee that will have increasing control over the running of our migrant teaching program.

None of our continued progress could be achieved without the generous support of our donors, our selfless Scholars and all of our volunteers – we owe you all a great deal.

We hope the year of the Horse will bring much more progress and success to the CNYTrust. For any questions, please get in contact with Alex (

The Trustees

Welcoming CNYTrust’s Capital Normal University Scholars (首都师范大学) – Class of 2013

A big warm welcome to our lastest and greatest Scholars at Beijing’s Capital Normal University. This year, the CNYTrust sponsored a record 13 new Scholars under our Capital Normal University Scholarship Program. Our Scholarship helps these students to manage their University fees and, more importantly, our Scholars commit to teaching in migrant schools for the duration of their Scholarship. The majority of our students are themselves aspiring teachers, however, what all of our Scholars and the CNYTrust share in common is a universal desire to help improve access and quality of education for migrant children in rural China.

We were delighted to have received a record number of applications this year – our students, Scholars and donors are crucial for our mission if we are to meaningfully impact migrant children in China and we are eternally grateful.

A special thanks also to Edmund, who graciously agreed to personally sponsor two additional Scholars this year. With a donor base like this, the Trustees see CNYTrusts’ future as extremely bright! For information on personal Scholarships, please contact

Congratulations again to our latest Scholars: 薛鸿悦,丛爽,宋静雯,陶健,季琳琳,刘倩,吴迪,郝月,任静雅,姜莉,洪扬,李欣,葛俏丽, and we hope that you we will be able to read their profiles in due course.

In the meantime, best wishes from the Committee for a wonderful Christmas, and if you haven’t already – buy your ticket for this years Chinese New Year Ball in Cambridge!

The Trustees

From the Chinese New Year Trust Trustees…

It is amazing how fast time passes…Another year, another committee, and lots more success for CNYTrust. But we are still eager to push on, raise more funds and help our students in China even more! This year is in fact very special, because our very first batch of Capital Normal University Scholars (2008 intake) will be graduating and pursuing the careers in education. It really seems like only yesterday that we first interviewed them – Donna and Alex will hopefully attend their graduations, so we should have some photos to post here later in the year! The Cambridge Team had a great year, and on the ground in China we are working hard to match their efforts! This year, we have decided to expand our Capital Normal University Scholarship program – we are looking to add up to 10 Scholars, which will be our largest intake since beginning the program! We are also hoping to deepen our relationship with Dandelion Migrant School.

A VERY special thanks goes out to Grace, a new donor who we met this year, as we worked together with her to directly subsidise education costs for 12 children at the school. We hope that more donors will come forward and participate in a similar manner – the students are hugely appreciative.

As always, we are thinking of new and innovative ways to make the lasting and positive impact we aspire to. Moreover, we love to listen to your ideas, so please get in touch if you would like to talk!

The Trustees