The Amity Summer English Program (SEP) invites English speakers to volunteer in training Chinese teachers of English in less-developed parts of China. The SEP is an opportunity to teach the teachers, make a difference and at the same time experience the country and its people in a unique way.
On 6 February, ten minutes before midnight, an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the magnitude scale struck Hualien, Taiwan. The earthquake killed at least 17 people and injured 285. Hundreds have been evacuated from their homes and far more than 100 aftershocks have been reported.
The Amity Foundation and the Luzhou Church in Sichuan announced a future cooperation to help people in need through a common charity fund on January 27, 2018. The signing ceremony for the fund named 'Amity Rose Charity Fund' was held in the Luzhou Christian Church.
From 20 to 26 January, the Amity Foundation held its annual Winter Conference for overseas volunteers, long-term teachers and its Chinese partner organizations in Fujian Province. The purpose is to exchange best-practices, volunteering and work experience.
On January 8, 2018, the Amity Foundation and the church of Gansu Province held a launching ceremony and established a joint fund to provide social services for people in need.