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1. THE ORGANIZATION

About WABC
WABC is a NGO helping the special needed to develop their artistic potentials as a way to educate and improve their quality of life. By setting up workshops and providing training programs in communities, we offer opportunities for the trainees to display their talents in drawing, music, pottery, etc. Meanwhile, we try to make the general public more responsive to the amazing artistic gifts of the special needed through exhibitions, selling derivatives and other forms. By doing so, we hope to promote social integration and gradually overcome the prejudices and discriminations against the special needed. Until now, we have cooperation with 20 communities: 11 in Shanghai, 6 in Beijing, 2 in Chengdu and 1 in Hangzhou.

Mission
Eliminate social prejudices against the special needed by offering them a stage to display their artistic talents.


2. CHARACTERISTICS ABOUT OUR EDUCATION

Teaching
The courses developed by WABC are so different training courses for general art. The main feature is that it pays more attention to the creative development and to the personality of the students. Our courses do not pay attention to imitate the art, which would reduce the impact of their imagination and creativity. We focus on heuristic teaching, which retains the student's dispositions and artistic talents as much as possible, benefiting in creating their unique styles and works.



3. THE FOUNDER

The founder of WABC: Miao Shiming
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Miao is a painting major graduated from Central Academy of Fine Art. Operating his own workshop, he was successful artist and professional planner. Was in the year 2009 when he got in touch with the special needed by chance and founded WABC. Since then he bounded to the career of brut art since then. "Jointly with the opportunity to develop his artistic training, to establish friendship with them is a wonderful experience. In this development I have found true artistic talents and their practice has improved considerably as well as their mood and emotions, "says Miao.

4. GET INVOLVED

It's amazing how much can be achieved with just a small amount of resources. We are working to change lives and we need your support. Some people choose to give their funds, some their time or some their talents. We are so grateful to everyone who wants to support our project. For this, we want that our donors understand and share our values and then be part of us to improve practices in the long-term cooperation. You can see below the different ways to help us.

Donate

Due to financial limitations, your support is very important. With your donation we will be able to develop more courses in new communities, to enroll more students, in addition to painting to carry out a wide variety of artistic potential development and be able to teach music or photography, among others. In the future, a lot of students will be able to enjoy the free courses offered by WABC. This might be able to help them to come out from the self-enclosed world and change their lives. And all of this only will be possible with you.

Collaborate with us (Bank transfer):
Bank Name: Bank of Shanghai
Donations Account Name: 上海艺途无障碍工作室
Donations Account Number: 31616 20300 14013 93
Address: Room 102.Building 3.No 105.West Puyu Road. Huangpu District.Shanghai.China(200011)

Solidarity organizations

The private organizations also can be part in our project. A stable alliance and a joint work can generate important results. How to collaborate? You can finance a project, involve your workers, buy our products, sponsor an activity or take a solidarity initiative. If you want to collaborate with WABC, email us to wabc@wabcchina.org. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Volunteer

Our team is formed for persons like you that think another reality is possible and know that small things can generate big changes. If you want to be volunteer, email us to shiming.miao@wabcchina.org. We will contact you as soon as possible. There are a lot of things to do and you can be part of the project!

5. SHOP ONLINE

Taobao
http://wabcchina.taobao.com

6. CONTACT

Where we are:

Shanghai (head office)
Miao Shiming – CEO
Tel:18611847981
Email:shiming.miao@wabcchina.org
Fax:021-6103 2608
Address: Room 102.Building 3.No 105.West Puyu Road. Huangpu District.Shanghai.China
Post Code:200023 (地址:上海市黄浦区普育西路105号公益新天地3号楼102 室)


Beijing

高华 (Gao Hua)

Email:hua.gao@wabcchina.org

Address: 北京市朝阳区观湖国际7 号楼一层社区社区卫生中心阳光驿站

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