The SCCG has both historical partners in China that it has proudly inherited and several more recently-established partners.
The Amity Foundation, Nanjing
The Amity Foundation is an independent Chinese social development organisation created in 1985, on the initiative of Chinese Christians, to promote education, social service, health, community development and civil society building from China’s coastal provinces in the east to the minority areas of the west. Click here for more information about our work with Amity.
Rende Foundation, Shanghai is a partnership which will focus on capacity building for staff involved in the care of the elderly. Rende is a daughter organisation of the Amity Foundation.
Shengjing Hospital, Shenyang
In 1883 Dr Dugald Christie, a Scottish medical missionary, founded a hospital in north east China. A link with Scotland has remained almost unbroken since that time. Projects with Shengjing Hospital currently supported by the Scottish Churches China Group are based in a number of locations in the city and covers palliative care, spiritual care and physical rehabilitation. Click here for more information.
The Caritas Social Services Centre (CSSC), Shenyang is the social wing of Liaoning Diocese. For many years, they have offered support to people living with HIV/AIDS. More recently, their work has included services for elderly people and support for children with a diagnosis of leukaemia and their families (The Little Sunflowers project).
Shanghai Diocese – the SCCG has a long connection with Shanghai Diocese built through our friendship with Bishop Jin. Our partnership has focussed on staff capacity building for staff working with the elderly and people with learning difficulties.