World Kindness China was officially launched in the mainland – after its foundation in Hong Kong – this June in a distinguished inaugural photo exhibition “Sowing Seeds of Kindness” in Shanghai. During the evening, China’s executive director introduced WKC’s vision of Connecting Kindness to a significant number of Shanghai’s key business and social figures, in a refined atmosphere surrounded by 23 unique photos of the renowned photographer Karen Kovalsky, an artist who specializes in environmental portraiture and corporate photography with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery.
The event was also a fundraiser for Smiles Foundation (link to website) – an NGO focusing on educating hundreds of underprivileged children in Wenchuan and other rural areas of China. WKC’s helped fundraise for the support of the vocational education program of Smiles Foundation; a program sponsoring underprivileged adolescents’ educational efforts in 2 of the most established technical institutes in Shanghai. Upon graduation after 3 years, those teens will begin a dignified adult life with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and thrive in society, and most importantly a decent job that will enable them to support themselves and their families out of critical life conditions and poverty. We proudly raised the equivalent of xxx USD to sponsor the vocational education of 5 promising young adults.