Shanghai Better Education Development Center (Be Better)

Be Better founded in 2009 is the first non-government organization in China focusing on providing economic citizenship education for kids aged from 4 to 25 years old with different service design according to the different age group levels, especially the most vulnerable one.

Be Better has 8 branch offices with about 50 full-time staffs in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangdong, Suzhou, Chengdu, Guizhou, Hong Kong, and more than 1,000 voluntary financial facilitators in the country.

More than 1 million children and youth have been covered since 2009 up to now in mainland China. Be
Better makes great efforts to equip vulnerable children and youth with citizenship, financial literacy and
entrepreneurship for a better future.

Be Better is also a member of the Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI), WISE World Education Innovation Center, and Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Shanghai Better Education Development Center (Be Better) partner with

United Kingdom

Fidelity Asia Pacific Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Fidelity Asia Pacific Foundation

The Fidelity Asia Pacific Foundation is an independent charitable foundation supported by Fidelity International. The Foundation currently focuses on supporting non-profit organisations in the fields of health, disadvantaged communities, education, and arts, culture and heritage in a number of countries, including India, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Grants focus building the capacity of non-profit organisations so they become more impactful, efficient or sustainable – and are therefore in a stronger position to achieve their mission. This could include support for organisational development, technology, impact measurement and fundraising. The Foundation is pro-active in its grant-making and does not seek unsolicited proposals.

On-going/Past projects

Financial Empowerment Programme

By Shanghai Better Education Development Center (Be Better)

Deliver financial empowerment programme to thousands of disadvantaged children both in rural and urban areas of China.