Empowering young women from Asia to become changemakers for the future.

The Ching Tien Foundation for Women develops female leaders from Asia by providing promising young women with scholarship opportunities to pursue academic and leadership training in a global setting. Our ambition extends beyond the achievement of academic excellence, the goal is to empower the next generation of women changemakers.

Named after Ching Tien, a globally recognized champion for gender equality and women’s empowerment, the Ching Tien Foundation builds on the legacy of Educating Girl of Rural China (EGRC). Founded by Ching Tien, EGRC was a grassroots Canadian charity that operated in rural Western China for 18 years. From 2005 to 2023, EGRC provided over 2,000 young rural Chinese women with financial sponsorship and emotional support to complete their high school and university education, achieving a graduation rate of over 99%.

Ching Tien in Gansu, China 2019. Photo by Olivia Martin-Mcguire.

Ching Tien Foundation programs are designed to enable aspiring social impact leaders to develop the mindset, confidence and leadership skills. Scholarship recipients receive mentorship and soft skills training, and are required to acquire hands-on experiences in the areas of leadership, volunteerism, and cross-cultural communications.

All graduates undertake a capstone "Pay It Forward" project, marking their first step towards making an impact in the world.

Empowering young women to become leaders of tomorrow