Social Diversity for Children (SDC) Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to eliminating the stigma of disabilities by empowering youth to empower children with disabilities. Our mission is two-fold: to equip youth leaders with the skills and resources to empower and educate their own communities about the importance of diversity and discussion; and, to provide quality learning programs to empower children with disabilities from all socioeconomic backgrounds to become the world’s future leaders. We believe that the friendships created between children with and without disabilities from our initiatives will help build a stronger, more inclusive and accepting community.
The Full Story
Social Diversity for Children Foundation has been in existence for quite some time, and has worked with over hundreds of children with disabilities and youth in the community. Back in 2010, when the Founder, David James Wang, then 14-years-old, was exposed to the varying realities of children with disabilities around the world when he was on a trip to rural China, he was shocked and horrified. His younger brother, Edward, has developmental delay, so he had thought that he knew what it was like for children with disabilities. When he was in China, he realized the care and support provided to children in other places were far worse than those at home. He wanted to do something about it, so he started fundraising for disability-related issues. That dream inspired his closest friends, mobilizing a team of youth leaders all dedicated to changing the world and making it a better place for children with disabilities. David soon realized that with the support of all my peers, he could do more to make an impact. Supporting his brother had ignited a passion for global stewardship, so it wasn’t too long before he learned how to create his own non-profit in order to create greater alliances with others. He built Social Diversity for Children Foundation with the hopes of positively impacting kids with disabilities.