The Charity Promotion Association of Zhuhai (CPAZ) is a Civil Society Organization (CSO),
based in the city of Zhuhai (Guangdong province). The original structure of CPAZ, Blue
Angel Commune, was created in 2005. The three founders are 1, 2 and CHEN Ying. The
later is the only original member still working at CPAZ, as its President.
According to the laws in China, a CSO must register at the Bureau of Affairs in order to be
considered as a legal organization. This condition was met in 2010 when the candidature
of Blue Angel was finally accepted. However, the cultural context in China allows non-registered CSOs to exist as long as they work along the government in a coordinated effort.
The formalization grants the organization more tools and a larger palette of possibilities.
Originally, our work focuses on children: we raise funds in order to help them paying the
tuition (550 RMB/semester) or undergoing medical examinations in the case of sick children.
Quickly, our structured was developed enough to enlarge our areas of work. The protection
of the environment was and still is one of the main issues in our country. We brought the
citizen's concern on this issue to the government, that is ever since including an environment
aspect to the relevant policies voted. We also organize the "Earth Hour" every year since
2010, an initiative of the WoldWide Fund for Nature.
Nowadays, we work on different areas: education, health, policy recommendation, psychology, after-crisis intervention, ecology, lectures... Since our fundamental objective -a society of welfare and equality following China's traditional values cannot be achieved by
ourselves only, we developed a network of partnerships. The cooperation can be both for the
short or long term. For instance, we helped the Red Cross raising funds after the earthquake
in the province of Sichuan in 2008, and at the same time we counsel other organization from
their birth until they reach full autonomy. Firms also help us, notably by providing material such
as schoolbags. Their generosity, in return, brings a positive image of the firm that can grant
new economical partners later on. Supporting us also requires a structured firm. The process
of donation by firms is then another way for the enterprise to develop or ensure the validity
of their capacity.
This is where CPAZ is today, after years of efforts made by dozen of people. You can be part
of the adventure. Accept the challenge: how far can you lead us ?