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The Ching Tien Foundation for Women builds on the legacy of Educating Girls of Rural China (EGRC).

EGRC was a grassroots Canadian charity that operated in rural Western China for 18 years.

From 2005 to 2023, EGRC supported over 2,000 young rural Chinese women with financial sponsorship and emotional support to complete high school and university education, achieving a graduation rate of over 99%.

The Ching Tien Foundation for Women continues to support young women from China as well as young women from other Asian countries.

  • May 9, 2009 – Interview on CBC TV National News
    “She was brought up in China’s cultural revolution and denied an education. Years later, as an adult living in Canada, Tien Ching decided to do her part to make sure girls in rural China get the education she missed.” Peter Mansbridge
  • July 8, 2012 – China Daily
    One step at a time – Canada’s Tien Ching puts her money where her heart is, reaching out to educate girls in rural China – Mei Jia
  • November 13, 2017 – Sixth Tone
    Changing Rural Education, One Girl at a Time – By funding schooling for young women, NGO hopes to chip away at gender inequality in the Chinese countryside. – Cai Yiwen