The Badi Foundation is a non-governmental development organization dedicated to releasing the potential of individuals and institutions in China to advance their own communities. We facilitate the establishment of community-based organizations and strengthen their institutional capacity to work with local governments and communities to design and implement education and training programs that release the potential of women and youth living in China’s rural areas. The foundation also operates the School of the Nations, an internationally oriented school in Macau S.A.R. that seeks to foster the intellectual and moral development of its students in an integrated manner, while developing their commitment to service to the broader community.
The Badi Foundation was established in Macau in 1990, where it is registered as a non-profit charitable organization. The foundation established a representative office in Beijing, registered under the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in 1997. In our efforts to contribute to China’s balanced development, we work with Chinese government agencies—such as the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, and provincial and local Poverty Alleviation Bureaus, Education Bureaus and Women’s Federations—as well as Chinese NGOs, including the China Charity Federation and China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO).
The main theme explored during these exchanges has been how to nurture the balanced development of students’ scientific knowledge and excellent moral capabilities for China’s social development, especially those junior youth who are at the age of 12 to 15.
We are happy to share that on November 24, 2016, the Badi Foundation received an Award for Excellence at the 2016 Business Awards of Macau in the Non-Profit Organization Category, whose purpose is “to recognise the contribution of non-profit organisations to the general welfare of the community”. Among the facets of the foundation's work that were highlighted were its collaboration with national level government agencies in China, its efforts to empower local populations and institutions in mainland China and Macau, including its Moral Empowerment through Language Program and School of the Nations in Macau.
We are pleased to announce that on September 8, 2016 the Fu Tak Iam Foundation and Badi Foundation entered into a funding agreement for a two year project focusing on the moral and intellectual empowerment of junior youth and youth in Macau. The Fu Tak Iam Foundation was established in Hong Kong in 2007 to improve the quality of life for all in the areas of healthcare, education, the arts, culture, heritage, amateur sport, animal welfare, conservation and the environment. To achieve its mission, the Fu Tak Iam Foundation provides grants to non-profit organizations to support impactful projects in China, Hong Kong and Macau.
During the 2016 national holiday break, Badi Foundation invited 11 CBO initiators from Gansu, Ningxia, Shanxi, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong to hold a seminar on institutional capacity building in Qingdao, Shandong.
On July 21st, 2016, Mr. Zhou Peng, the Senior Director of Operations of the Badi Foundation’s Beijing Representative Office, was invited by China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO) to offer training to around 80 NGOs across China on capacity building and evaluation .
July 16th-21st, 2016, 9 CBO (community-based organization) initiators from Ningxia, Gansu, Shaanxi, Qinghai and Hebei gathered together in Xiji, Ningxia to have the first regional seminar in the year 2016. All these 9 CBOs cooperate with the Badi Foundation to run the Environmental Action Program in their own communities.
July 5th -6th, 2016, Mr. Zhou Peng, the Senior Director of Operations of the Badi Foundation’s Beijing Representative Office, attended the 2016 Cross Straits, Hong Kong and Macau Philanthropy Symposium held at the University of Hong Kong (HKU)
March 16th -17th, 2016, Mr. Zhou Peng, the Senior Director of Operations of the Badi Foundation’s Beijing Representative Office, attended the peer seminar held by China Merchants Charitable Foundations in Shenzhen.
On March 12th, 2016, Badi Foundation’s Chief Representative Ms. Shareen Farhad was invited by Asia Society Hong Kong Center to discuss NGOs’ participation in China’s poverty alleviation process.
On March 7th, 2016, Badi Foundation’s Chief Representative Ms. Shareen Farhad was interviewed by the NPC &CPPCC (National People’s Congress & Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference) session under China International Publishing Group, about issues related to China’s poverty alleviation and development.