On July 16, 2019, the inauguration ceremony of the Youth Leadership Development Center of the China Global Philanthropy Institute and "philanthropy and future leaders" thoughts sharing conference were held in Shenzhen. The Youth Leadership Center is jointly established by the China Global Philanthropy Institute and Hongli Education. In the future, relying on the CGPI professional philanthropy education system, it will carry out philanthropy education and advocacy for teenagers from elite families. Through research, teaching, advocacy and other means, it will enrich teenagers' financial knowledge and practical experience, and improve their leadership.
Mr. Wang Zhenyao, Dean of China Global Philanthropy Institute, Dean of China Philanthropy Research Institute of Beijing Normal University, Professor of Beijing Normal University and Honorary Director of Youth Leadership Development Center, Mr. Fu Changbo, Assistant Dean of China Philanthropy Research Institute, Professor of Beijing Normal University and Director of Youth Leadership Development Center, Mr Li Feiran, Executive Director of the Youth Leadership Development Centre, Ms. He Chong, Deputy Director of Youth Leadership Development Center; Mr. Wu Guanghai, Deputy Director of Financial Media Center and Director of Advertising Operation Center of Shenzhen Media Group; Mr. Li Qifeng, Executive Dean of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Development Research Institute; and Mr. Li Hong, Special Expert of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Development Research Institute jointly inaugurated the Youth Leadership Development Center. The activity was presided over by Zhang Xingyue, the host of Shenzhen Satellite TV.
During the activity, Mr. Li Feiran introduced the basic situation and future development plan of the Youth Leadership Development Center. more than 60 people concerned about youth leadership education and media reporters, including GPL alumni Bao Li, EMP alumni Deng Lihong, Chen Zhucheng, a trainee from social value investment and sustainable management advanced seminar, participated in the event.
Professor Wang Zhenyao delivered a keynote speech on "Philanthropy Economic Times and Youth Leadership" to more than 60 guests and audience, which aroused wide resonance among the attendees.
Professor Wang Zhenyao pointed out that in the era of Philanthropy Economy, social value has begun to lead economic value, which is the biggest trend in the world. The most important thing in this era is to have the power of "truth, goodness and beauty". The leadership of young people in those qualities is the leadership we urgently need, including their pursuit, construction and creation of them. The youngsters are the least burdensome and therefore have a good foundation.
From a further perspective, teenagers, with a broad vision, and ideas and way of pursuing a better life, represent the direction of development of the times. The Youth Leadership Development Center, based on the philanthropy, suits to the world, which helps our young people get better development and promotion.
Subsequently, Fu Changbo, Assistant Dean of the China Global Philanthropy Institute, signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of the Youth Leadership Development Center with Li Hong, an expert from the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Development Research Institute.
During the sharing section of the Thoughts Sharing Conference, guests discussed the theme of "Philanthropy and Youth Leadership" combined with their own practical experience and answered questions from the audience.
Ms. Li Wen, chairperson of Shenzhen iRead Foundation and alumni of the Executive Management of Philanthropy (EMP), pointed out that everyone's growth has critical periods and window period. For reading, 0-3 years old is the golden period, and 6-8 years old is also the critical period. It is hard to catch up later after missing these two periods. We believe that youth philanthropy education also has window period. If we give them systematic education in adolescence and positive guidance in the formation of their values, these young people will radiate more energy and truly become future leaders. No matter what kind of leaders, the philanthropy is the most basic quality.
Li Yue, president of New Hope Culture Education Technology Co., Ltd. and alumnus of Global Philanthropy Leaders Program (GPL), believes that youth leadership covers many aspects, such as knowledge reserve, management ability, appeal ability and charm, and there is a lot to think about. But what we need most now is to let many people in the community have the idea of doing good turns, and let the idea of philanthropy spread to children's hearts, so that other abilities will be multiplied and their influence will be magnified.
From another perspective, Mr. Li Qifeng, Executive Dean of Shenzhen-Hong Kong Development Research Institute, pointed out that in Shenzhen, a modern, international and innovative city, a leading young person should be first and foremost a modernized person, who keeps pace with the times and possess modern knowledge. Secondly, he/she should have the ability of modernization. Thirdly, he/she should live a modern lifestyle, so that he can produce leadership among his/her peers; Fourthly, he/she should have international vision and cross-cultural communication and management ability; have the spirit of scientific and technological innovation and artistic creation.
Li Hong, a special expert of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Development Research Institute, believes that the major problem with youth education is that the mainstream education system only imparts knowledge and does not let young people learn to think and ask questions. In our mainstream education system, middle schools, primary schools and universities lack curriculum training to develop students' critical thinking ability, which is an important aspect of youth leadership development.
Zou Zhaorui, Vice President of Charity Association of Hengyang City, Hunan, has been engaged in philanthropy for more than 10 years, helping more than 3,000 poverty students get one-to-one support. From what he has seen and heard of his own experience in the public philanthropy, he pointed out that public philanthropy is of great significance to the cultivation of young people, and the more people engage in public philanthropy, the more positive impact they will have on the society.
Fu Changbo, Assistant Dean of the China Global Philanthropy Institute, who is the moderator of the Thoughts Sharing Conference, concluded that philanthropy has an irreplaceable role to play in the development of future leaders. First of all, it can help young people establish the correct values, through philanthropy to establish compassion and empathy. Secondly, it can broaden their horizons, improve their mental realm. and philanthropy can let young people see the global pressing social problems, understand the world and life of other countries, other peoples and other families, and promote the inclusiveness of young people. In addition, through participation in charitable activities, young people can be trained in social skills, financial competence, organizational skills and management skills. In this regard, the developed countries let young people participate in the family foundation council, attend the charitable project decision-making committee, and discuss the charitable support direction of family charitable trusts and other institutional arrangements, which are worth learning from.