INCLUDED, one of our group clients, was recently recognized by The Economist magazine.
The non-profit group INCLUDED in China is one of our Good Neighbor Insurance clients. Jonathan Hursh started the organization to provide teachers and schoolrooms (converted cargo containers) for children of migrant workers.
The non-profit was featured in The Economist magazine this June (see link below) as an example of a foreign NGO that is working and thriving in modern-day China. It does a great job of explaining what Included is doing, and why they are so committed to making a difference for migrants in cities around the globe.
As the article notes, “The Communist Party in China has wondered what to do about local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recent years.”
Groups like INCLUDED in China can be vulnerable to government censure, but they can also receive quiet support. As the Economist reports, one police officer grilled Mr. Hursh for hours,…then claimed to him in private that, but for his uniform, he would happily volunteer for the organization.
Read the article Foreign NGOs Doing Good: A foreign charity shows how to thrive in China on The Economist magazine website.
And then tell INCLUDED what you think on their Facebook page (like it) or find out more about their work in Beijing, Dhaka, Kathmandu, and Shanghai on their website (Click on the image to the right).
The Economist has a new weekly section devoted to China:
Read more at http://www.thedrum.com/news/2012/01/26/economist-launches-section-devoted-china
And if you are interested, here are a couple other articles you might want to read: