The following are Children in Need student run projects that are in need of funding. Please scroll down the page and see what our students are up to. If any of the projects appeal to you, please feel free to donate

2016 Projects:

AFRICA

My Name: Julia Qin

My Project: Sponsoring the Boy in Niger

"This will be CiN's 7th year sponsoring the boy in Niger through World Vision. He is 11 years old now. We wish with our continuous efforts, he will be able to reach his goal. That is to become a teacher in the future."

Project Need: 6-Month Sponsorship Fee

Status: Raised $258.95

Due Date: 11/1/16'

2015 Projects:

America

My Name: Yilan Jiang

My Project: Electronic Circuit Boards for Kids' Club

"I have been leading 9 club members to teach STEM classes in San Rafael's Canal District every Friday since last fall. This year, I want to teach the children hands-on introduction to electronics by using electronic circuit boards. This kit contains over 60 color-coded, real circuit components that snap together to create working electronic circuits and devices.:

Project Need: 4 Sets of Electronic Circuit Boards Kits

Status: Raised $180.38

Due Date: 02/28/15'

My Name: Bella Gosman

My Project:  Books for Schools in Guetemala

"I will hold a bake sale to raise money for the Recuerdo a Barrios school district in Guatemala to buy new books and supportive classroom supplies. Spanish or bi-lingual books for all levels of readers are much needed at the small schools' libraries in Guatemalan villages."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $312.75

Due Date: 02/28/15'

My Name: Bonnie Lin

My Project: Volunteer Work in Nicaragua

"In June, 2015, I will join Global Glimpse and travel to the rural areas in Nicaragua. During the time I will spend there I will help the community by partaking in a project building whatever the community is in deep need of, teach English, and help locals with daily activities planned day by day."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Won 2015 CiN Outreach Award for $150

Due Date: 06/10/15'

My Name:  Aurora Schünemann

My Project: Tour at Stanford Campus and Labs

"On October 19, 2015 we plan to take about 30 of the primary and middle school students we have been tutoring in the Canal District to Stanford University for a tour. While at Stanford they will also have the opportunity to observe some STEM lab work which is being conducted there as well as an extensive tour of the science and technology buildings."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $1,000

Due Date: 09/01/15'

Africa 

My Name: Julia Qin

My Project: CiN Sponsored Boy in Niger

"Since November, 2010 CiN has sponsored a 4-year-old boy, Idrissa, in Niger through World Vision. At that time Niger had suffered sever drought with a high infant mortality rate, over 11%. Now Idrissa is in school and wishes to be a teacher in the future."

Project Need: 6-month Sponsorship Fee

Status: Raised $210

Due Date: 05/01/15'

Asia

My Name: Linda Li

My Project: Benefit Concert for Children in Nepal

"I am organizing a benefit concert dedicated to helping the earthquake victims in Nepal. The concert will feature CiN's 2013 president, Cherry Yuan from the Juilliard School and musicians from San Domenico Music Conservatory. The 7.8 magnitude quake on April 25, 2015 devastated thousands of villages and up to 90% of clinics and schools in some districts became unusable in Kathmandu, Nepal."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $1,150

Due Date: 05/19/15'

My Name: Yilan Jiang

My Project: Volunteer at BARC for Autistic Children

"This summer another CiN member, Christina Hong and I will volunteer at the Brain Health Care Center under Peking University Sixth Hospital for a week. Prior to our work, we will spend a week at the Shanghai Pudong Special Education School to learn about helping children with autism so we could provide the most effective services to these children"

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Won 2015 CiN Outreach Award for $150

Due Date: 05/31/15'

My Name: Sylan Yuan

My Project: Intern at Children's Welfare Home

"I will work as an intern at Guangzhou Children's Welfare Home this summer. The children there are mostly with mental or physical disabilities. The institute has helped them to receive adequate care and education. Some of them are successfully adopted by American parents. My job is to help these adopted children to prepare for the new environment by teaching them English and American culture. I will also play piano as a form of music therapy to heal the mind of these children."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Won 2015 CiN Outreach Award for $150

Due Date: 06/15/15'

My Name: Linda Li

My Project: Volunteer at Chengdu Aihui School

"This summer I will bring music to Chengdu Aihui School, the earliest private, nonprofit special education school established in Chengdu for children with mental disabilities, including autism, Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and ADHD. I will engage these children  in music by playing simple violin songs which will help them better control their thoughts, improve their concentration, and encourage them to let out their creativity."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Won 2015 CiN Outreach Award for $150

Due Date: 06/15/15'

2014 Projects:

America

My Name: Margaret Xu

My Project: STEM Enrichment Activities Classes

"Since Jan, 2014 I have led 8 CiN members to engage 30 primary school kids in fun scientific projects every week. The goal is to promote minority students' interests in STEM related projects. The location is in San Rafael's Canal District, CA."

Project Need: 2 Sets of Lego Mindstorms Robots

Status: Raised $720 and met the goal

Due Date: 03/15/14'

Europe

My Name: Daria Jackson

My Project: Summer School Program in Bosnia

"I will join 8 schoolmates with 2 of our teachers, Mr. Sethre and Ms. Hoefgen travelling to Bosnia-Herzegovina for two weeks in the summer of 2014. We will be teaching at a summer school program started 10 years ago by Mr. Sethre and Ms. Hoefgen. This program brings together children from two ethically divided schools. Also, we will be learning about the country's history, as well as its international affairs and human rights before and after their civil war."

Project Need: School Supplies

Staus: Raised $300 so far

Due Date: 06/01/14'

Asia

My Name: Susan Sun

My Project: Math/Science Camp in Cambodia

"This summer I will be a teaching assistant at the Math/Science Camp led by a professor from Carnegie Mellon University. Lessons, models and games will be introduced to students at Rongko High School. The purpose of the camp is to empower and assist the young generation acquiring knowledge in the world of math and science."

Project Need:  Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $1,500 and exceeded the goal

Due Date: 06/01/14'

My Name: Ivy Liang

My Project: Summer Volunteer in Cenxi, China

"In June, 2014 I will help children homework at a primary school located in Cenxi, Guangxi - a rural area of Southern China. Currently there are 49 students and 3 teachers. Most of the students are left-behind children of migrant workers." 

Project Need: School Supplies 

Status: Raised $1,920 and exceeded the goal

Due Date: 06/01/14'

My Project: Foster Home in Fuzhou, China

"At this foster home, many children are unadoptable which means they are either mentally or physically ill. I will be helping take care of these children so the staff will have time to establish bonding with the rest of children. Medicine supplies are needed for these children." 

Project Need: Medicine Supplies Such as TUMS

Status: Raised $400 and met the goal

Due Date: 06/01/14'

My Name: Claire Hu

My Project: Activities for Special Needs Children 

"I will host recreational activities for special needs children at a school located in Hangzhou, China. The activities will include swimming, painting, singing and doing origami. Most of the children are in sever conditions which require people's attention and help."

Project Need: Art Supplies

Status: Rased $300 so far

Due Date: 06/01/14'

My Name: Margaret Xu

My Project: Center for Autistic Children in Tianjin

"I will spend one week helping children with autism at Dreamwork Children Development Center of Tianjin, China. Children at the center have suffered from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I will help and work with the children in learning and playing."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $930 and exceeded the goal

Due Date: 06/01/14'

My Project: Left-behind American Children in China 

"I will teach English and American culture to a group of left-behind American children in Fuzhou, China this summer. About 10,000 children with American citizenship are now left behind in Fuzhou while their parents are oftentimes immigrants to other countries (primarily the US) who work low-paid jobs on foreign lands."  

Project Need: Story Books in English

Status: Raised $100 and met the goal

Due Date: 07/01/14'

My Name: Alex Berbey

My Project: The Children's Village in the Philippines

"I will volunteer at the Children's Village operated by Bantay Bata 163, the child welfare arm of ABS-CBN Foundation. Bantay Bata 163 is a nationwide rescue and child welfare program which includes the popular 24/7 hotline number, 163, and the Children’s Village, a transitional shelter for the most extreme cases of child abuse, neglect and illness."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $1,240 and exceeded the goal

Due Date: 07/10/14'

My Name: Ivy Cheng

My Project: STEM and English Classes in Taiwan

"I will teach children of convicts at Hong-Hua Children’s Orphanage located in Taoyuan, Taiwan this summer. Since the children's parents are in jails, they need special attention and care. I will be teaching them English and STEM enrichment activities."

Project Need: School Supplies

Status: Raised $100 and met the goal

Due Date: 07/01/14'

Middle East

My Project: Immigrant Children in Israel

"I will be helping an organization located in Beer-Sheva, Israel. This organization was set up in order to assist with the matriculation and overall maturation of children of immigrant families in Israel. This program teaches kids mathematics, physics, and computer sciences. Since I am bilingual, knowing both Russian and English, I will be teaching Russian immigrant children."

Project Need: Monetary Donation

Status: Raised $400 so far

Due Date: 07/01/14'