China Philanthropy
Leaders Fellowship Programme

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In June 2021, Li Foundation (“LIF”) initiated the China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme (“CPLFP”). A programme specially designed with an aim to support young outstanding philanthropic leaders from China through in-depth studies, hands-on practical trainings and internships in Singapore. CPLFP is set out to groom and preserve a talented pool of international professionals by broadening their global exposure, enhancing cross-disciplinary perspectives and social innovativeness. This also includes strengthening their leadership and communication skills, and more. The programme has received support from the Asia Philanthropy Circle (“APC”).

Vision

Building an Asian philanthropic talent ecosystem

CPLFP will not only cultivate and enhance the skill-sets of young philanthropic leaders, the programme is also set out to positively impact the lives of others through the influence and commitment of these leaders. Ultimately, this programme hopes to develop a community and pipeline of impactful global philanthropy professionals.

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme

Programme

The programme consists of several components:

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme

- Workshops

LIF will provide workshops covering topics such as business logic, wealth management, family inheritance and philanthropy, impact investment, fund-raising operations, multiculturalism and leadership. LIF has also invited philanthropy advisor Zheng Wei, President of the Nanyang Society and “Singapore Eye” (https://www.yan.sg) Managing Director, Dr. Koh Chin Yee to conduct workshops on relevant topics.

- Internship and exchange

In the form of internships and exchanges through the APC platform, fellows will learn about the general situation of Asian philanthropy, philanthropy strategy, social innovation, project development and design, and how to connect with global philanthropy.

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme
China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme
China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme
China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme

- Visiting philanthropy and charity organizations

Field visits and exchanges will be conducted with philanthropy foundations and charity organizations in Singapore. The inaugural fellow Liu Jing discovered that there are many small and beautiful local organizations in Singapore. They are not very large in size, but they can play the role of fulcrum and leverage.

- English Language Study

Through systematic English language courses and the exposure to English-speaking internship environment, fellows have the opportunity to break down their barriers and build connections with the world.

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme

Beneficiary

Liu Jing is the inaugural fellow of CPLFP. The young Chinese national has had 16 years of prior experience in the philanthropic field. During her postgraduate studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, Liu Jing was engaged in multiple insightful exchanges with LIF. Both parties shared similar values and opinions about the philanthropy climate in China. During her three months on-the-job learning in APC, she has been actively networking and pushing forward several related projects.

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme

Lionel, the founder of LIF said, “As a former student beneficiary of Project Hope and her past philanthropic involvement upon graduation, Liu Jing has found the meaning and value in generating love and positivity. This is the kind of inspiring anecdote and motivation that we seek in a future philanthropic leader for the programme.”

APC is a membership platform for Asian philanthropists to jointly grow the impact of their philanthropy and to catalyze an Asian Philanthropy. The realization of such aspirations is dependent on the cultivation of more talents in philanthropy. APC is drawn to CPLFP’s mission and objectives, and has been fervently providing the necessary platform, intellectual support and required resources to make the programme a success.

Both LIF and APC hope to skillfully propose strategized launches for the programme in order to promote mutual philanthropic exchanges and development in the whole of Asia. 

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Li Foundation

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme

In June 2021, Li Foundation initiated the China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship Programme (“CPLFP”). A programme specially designed with an aim to support young outstanding philanthropic leaders from China through in-depth studies, hands-on practical trainings and internships over a period ranging between three to six months in Singapore. CPLFP is set out to help groom and preserve a talented pool of international professionals by broadening their global exposure, enhancing cross-disciplinary perspectives and social innovativeness. This also includes strengthening their leadership and communication skills and more. The newly launched programme has received immediate support from the Asia Philanthropy Circle (“APC”).

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Li Foundation hopes to live up to its mission of “Inspiring. Impacting Lives” by uncovering uplifting stories, spreading positivity and influencing members of the public to do good. CPLFP will not only cultivate and enhance the skill-sets of young philanthropic leaders, the programme is also set out to positively impact the lives of others through the influence and commitment of these leaders.

The programme consists of three parts. Firstly, understand the overall of Asia philanthropy, philanthropy strategy, social innovation, programme development and design through the APC platform. The second part is the workshops conducted by Lionel and philanthropy consultant John Zheng, covering topics that includes business logic, wealth management, family legacy, family philanthropy, impact investment, fund-raising strategy, multi-culture, leadership and more. The last part is to build connections and understanding with the world through English language study.

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Liu Jing is the first beneficiary of CPLFP. The young Chinese national has had 16 years of prior experience in the philanthropic field. Currently with on-the-job learning in APC, she is actively networking and pushing forward several related projects. During her postgraduate studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore between August 2020 and May 2021 after leaving home for Singapore, Liu Jing was engaged in multiple insightful exchanges with Li Foundation. Both parties shared similar values and opinions about the philanthropy climate in China.

Lionel, the founder of Li Foundation said, “As a former student beneficiary of Project Hope and her past philanthropic involvement upon graduation, Liu Jing has found the meaning and value in generating love and positivity. This is the kind of inspiring anecdote and motivation that we seek in a future philanthropic leader for the programme.”

To establish a closer connection to the beneficiaries and to perfect the programme, Li foundation invited Liu Jing to participate in the planning of CPLFP. Through personal experimentation and engagement, her valuable inputs to the team will help improve and further complement the programme to meet the needs of prospective beneficiaries.

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When sharing her viewpoints with regards to her takeaways at APC and Li Foundation, Liu Jing felt immensely fortunate to have learnt how to:

  • Break past boundaries and broaden her horizons on philanthropic collaborations;
  • Establish philanthropic synonymity between charities across different regions;
  • Go beyond management and strengthening of leadership skills;
  • Curate a systemic enhancement system and more.


New perspectives boosted her persistence in learning more about philanthropy. Her only regret was not being able to carry out more physical interactions and visits due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. She hopes that future beneficiaries of CPLFP will have a chance to benefit even more from the programme.

APC is a membership platform for Asian philanthropists to jointly grow the impact of their philanthropy and to catalyze an Asian Philanthropy. The realization of such aspirations is dependent on the cultivation of more talents in philanthropy. APC is drawn to CPLFP’s mission and objectives, and has been fervently providing the necessary platform, intellectual support and required resources to make the programme a success. APC hopes to skillfully propose strategized launches for the programme in order to promote mutual philanthropic exchanges and development in the whole of Asia. 

China Philanthropy Leaders Fellowship-LiuJing

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