Be Better is an educational services platform whose mission is to popularize youth financial civic education in China.
Be Better is an educational services platform whose mission is to popularize youth financial civic education in China. Despite having only been founded in 2009, 5 years later they already conduct activities in around 16 cities throughout China, have trained a network of over 2000 volunteer teachers, and developed a curriculum and activities that reach over 70,000 beneficiaries a year. They've achieved this rapid expansion through an early-on emphasis on being a platform for the new sector they want to promote—rather than just a service provider within this sector. They focus on teacher training to maximize their impact and target strategically important cities, school districts and schools to serve as models for their curriculum.
Be Better believes that change radiates outwards. This can range from other teachers adopting their methods from a co-worker who attended a Be Better training, to other schools adopting their curriculum after seeing it used by a model school, to Be Better's influence radiating outward to other cities in the region. Most importantly, Be Better believes that change in society and education comes from the students themselves and thus puts the students at the center of their model. Be Better lets this focus on their beneficiaries guide their innovation process, and is constantly adapting existing products and creating innovative new products to make financial civic education more engaging for their target audiences.
Mr. Wang Sheng, the chairman and executive of Be Better, explains that "because social enterprises are still in an exploratory phase, international projects like SEFORÏS can provide an invaluable reference for social entrepreneurs about models and methods of their peers from around the world. Participating in the SEFORÏS program offers great opportunities to social entrepreneurs for promoting their brand and stimulating internal review and discussion of their organizational model."
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