16 April 2020

Preschools of the Future – BDA Partners works with Huji Foundation in improving quality preschool education in rural China

BDA Partners is committed to supporting the local communities in which we do business. Following the successful fundraising activity in Vietnam in 2018 to support Loreto Vietnam, an NGO focusing on improving infrastructure to ensure quality education for all, we continued with our dedication to and passion for education and partnered with the Shanghai-based Huji Foundation in 2019 on its Preschools of the Future project. Earlier this year, the first three schools in Yunnan funded by BDA opened and had their first successful school term.

An overview of the preschools funded by BDA is set out below:

Preschools of the Future supports the educational system and local village committees in providing quality preschool education through systematic management and professional guidance for teachers in rural Central and Western China. Through a three-year partnership with Huji Foundation, BDA will fund nine new kindergartens in villages in Puer, Yunnan, where the Lahu, Wa and Bulang minority groups live. With a government subsidy, parents in these villages can afford to send their kids to quality preschools by paying a small fee of RMB50-100 (US$7-14) per month.

BDA funded the first batch of three preschools in April 2019, donating through a firm-wide fundraising activity, where all employees from BDA participated in a city adventure fundraising event for the program during its annual offsite in Shanghai.

“It was our pleasure to partner with Huji Foundation to provide access to quality preschool education for families in less developed areas of China. We were especially glad to have the whole firm from around the world participate in raising funds for a good cause. We look forward to continuing our support for early education for the less privileged and doing our small part to give back to our society,” said Anthony Siu, Managing Director of BDA Shanghai.

About Huji

Shanghai Huji Foundation is a non profit organization founded by entrepreneurs in Shanghai. It was registered at the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau Department for Social Organizations in 2017. The foundation is dedicated to support public welfare projects in Shanghai and in rural poverty stricken areas in Central and Western China with the purpose of helping the less privileged groups. www.hujifoundation.org.cn

About BDA

BDA Partners is the global investment banking advisor for Asia. We are a premium provider of Asia-related advice to sophisticated clients globally, with over 20 years’ experience advising on cross-border M&A, capital raising, and financial restructuring. We provide global reach with our teams in New York and London, and true regional depth through our seven Asian offices in Mumbai, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA has deep expertise in the Chemicals, Consumer & Retail, Health, Industrials, Services and Technology sectors. We work relentlessly to earn our clients’ trust by delivering insightful advice and outstanding outcomes.

BDA Partners has strategic partnerships with William Blair, a premier global investment banking business, and with DBJ (Development Bank of Japan), a Japanese Government-owned bank with US$150bn of assets. www.bdapartners.com

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