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Who We Are


A world of thriving communities, serving and inspiring hope in others.

What does this mean?

“Thriving communities” evokes the biblical concept of shalom, a rich and meaningful state of health and wholeness in multiple facets – physical, spiritual, relational, mental, and emotional.

We can see this at a personal level in Jeremiah 17:7-8, at a community level in the description of the early Church in Acts 2:42-47, and finally at a global level in Revelation 21:1-5.

We look forward to the day when Christ will come again and set all things right. Here and now, we join Him as He goes about His work of “making all things new.”

In our work with communities, churches, schools and families in Asia, our goal and prayer is that the people who are served by CWEF’s programs will go on to serve and inspire others in their own communities, so that the work we have been called to does not end with our service, but that it multiplies and grows.


Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation is a Hong Kong based non-profit organization founded by Lutheran Christians and dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished rural communities in Asia through education and service.

We partner with local communities, organizations and governments to identify sources of poverty and implement programs in the areas of education and community health.

We believe education creates opportunities for people to change their lives and create a new future.


We believe each person has inherent value and unique God-given strengths. With this in mind, we seek to treat everyone we interact with as gifts from God rather than as tools or objects. Reflecting the love of Christ through authentic care and development of people is the most important goal of our work. (1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV)


As Christ demonstrated through His death and resurrection, service and sacrifice on behalf of others saves lives and creates lasting change. We strive to follow Christ’s example to the best of our ability with the support and direction of the Holy Spirit. (Mark 10:42-45 ESV)


In Jesus Christ, we have a reliable and trustworthy cornerstone. We can trust him – he is the same yesterday, today and forever. We seek to emulate him by developing genuine relationships that encourage interdependence, reliability, transparency and integrity. (Ephesians 2:19-22; Hebrews 13:8 ESV)


God the Creator breathed his own life into us and designed us in his own image. We steward his gift of creativity by encouraging curiosity. We ask challenging questions and seek to foster an environment that stimulates learning and experimentation. We recognize that thoughtful data collection and analysis supports our creativity and helps to inspire new ideas.  (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7)

Sincerity in Action
  • We respect all people involved in CWEF work.
  • The work we do reflects our commitment to quality, to caring for others and to our core values.
Bridge Building
  • Through communication and action we facilitate cooperation and partnership between our stakeholders.
  • We promote cultural understanding and mutual respect.
Commitment to Local Needs
  • Local needs are valued and guide project development.
  • We foster ownership and local participation in all projects.
Sustainable Impact
  • Always accounting for available resources, we plan and implement projects that result in long-term improvements in people’s lives.
  • Project goals are set and impacts are measured.
  • To enhance livelihoods we equip people with new knowledge and awareness through training and education.
  • We enable people to discover opportunities to help themselves and others.

Our Team + Offices

Renee Chan | 陳凱欣

Renee Chan is the Senior Accountant

Hong Kong Office:

Flat C, 6/F Han Yee Building,
21 Hankow Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon,
Hong Kong

+852 2337 2036

Joshua Lange | 郎书亚

Josh Lange is the CWEF Executive Director based in Shanghai.

Li Ying | 李瑛

Li Ying is the China Administrative Director based in our Kunming office.

Maggie Li | 李余音

Maggie Li is the Yunnan Education Programs Director based in our Kunming office.

Jenny Chu | 褚叶菲

Jenny Chu is the Yunnan Health Programs Junior Director based in our Kunming office.

China Office:

ThinkUK, Apple Garden,
Building 2, Entry 1, #1401,
Jiaoling Road 88#,
Kunming, Yunnan, China 650031

中国云南昆明茭菱路88号创意英国小区英伦苹果园2栋1单元1401.  邮编:650031

Kanh Chana Thoy

Kanh Chana Thoy is the Cambodia Health Programs Director.

Panhary Port Puth

Panhary is the Cambodia Education Programs Coordinator.

Buntha Thouern

Buntha Thouern is the Cambodia Accountant.

Phnom Penh Office:

House #45B, Street Maida 2004,
Sang Kat Teuk Thla, Khan Sen Sok,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia