Charities and non-profits are two topics near and dear to my heart. After working for an AIDS foundation and for an SEN charity in Ethiopia, I have truly seen the power they hold and how they can change lives. I wanted to highlight this important aspect of our community, so our cover story this issue is dedicated to those who are working hard for others right here in Shanghai (page 12).
In Life & Culture, we start a new column all about working moms (page 8) and learn about their experiences, motivations and family. We also give you the skinny on spring cleaning and where to donate all of your unwanted garb this season (page 10).
In Learning, we delve into the important topic of children with special educational needs. We take a look at families here in Shanghai dealing with this topic and where they can go if they need support (page 22).
Spring is upon us and what better way to enjoy the weather than with a delicious al fresco brunch! In Food & Fun we tell you the best places to go this season for the whole family to indulge in an outdoor lunch (page 30).
We hope this issue will inspire you to give back in some way to our wonderful community. So relish the spring weather and enjoy the read!
Until next time,
Alyssa Marie Wieting, Editor-in-Chief
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