Touching Lives Overseas (TLO)
A Canadian Registered Charitable Organization (811129824RR0001)
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  • The 2017 TLO Charity Dinner will be held on Sunday, September 10 at The Oakview Terrace Restaurant, 13256 Leslie St, Richmond Hill. Our special guest is Felix Yeung (and friends) who will play the Zhong Ruan and other Chinese instruments for our dinner. Please contact Touching Lives overseas for ticket information (info@tlocanada.org).

  • On Sunday October 25, 2016, TLO successfully hosted the Annual Charity Dinner in Toronto with 159 friends and families joining us in this happy occasion. The guest performer was Michael Yim who sang beautiful songs for us. The result of the Fund Raising was $33,000. Thank you for all your support.

  • In 2016 TLO major project was to refurbish Bo Ai Elementary School Dormitory.

  • It was ten years ago that Christine Chan (founder and executive director of Bo Ai School) started her education mission in a remote inland village of China. Bo Ai since then has achieved academic excellence and was awarded the honor of Model School of the province. Besides academic focus, the emphasis of character and moral education has turned out students who are neat, hard-working, respectful and confident. These amazing results are a reflection of the outstanding efforts of the students, teachers, founder Christine Chan and everyone involved with the school. In the 2013/14 school year, Bo Ai has 360 boarders, of which 280 are elementary students and 80 students from Grades 7 and 8 of the Middle School. Kindergarten has 33 students and the new preschool class has 13 four-year-olds. The staff now totals 74: 2 new principals, 7 directors, 46 teachers and 19 supporting personnel.

    Bo Ai 10th Sixth Grade Graduation Class

  • On Sunday May 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm, Touching Lives Overseas successfully hosted the Joy of Touching Lives Charity Concert. The concert was held in Toronto Chinese United Church. The theme of this evening’s concert is the sharing of universal love. The concert featured choirs, soloists and music groups. The Charity concert would not have been possible without the support of Maestro Tak Ng Lai, Ms. Gabrielle Tung, Ms. Eva Chung, Dr. Daphne Hsu, and Ms. Katherine Leung. Our thanks are extended to those who have made special donations as sponsors and as advertisers. Thank you to our tireless volunteers and members of our organizing committee in making this concert a memorable evening.

  • Construction of the new Bo Ai Middle School completed in September 2013 in time for the 2013/14 school terms. When the school is fully operational, it can accommodate more than 300 boarding students. Funding is needed in many areas, especially in the building construction, furnishings and equipment.

  • In May 2014, a short-term mission team from Canada and Hong Kong travelled to Bo Ai School to teach and provide health care to the students, teachers and villagers. In July 2014, a group of University of Toronto students (Touching Lives Overseas U of T Chapter) conducted a summer camp for the Bo Ai students. If you are interested in joining a future mission team, please contact TLO for additional information at info@tlocanada.org.

  • For 2014/15 the major project that TLO support is the rebuilding of the school front entrance. This is necessary because the wall big tiles have been falling off, making it hazardous for our students, visitors and staff. The rebuilt was completed at a cost of $48,000 CDN.

  • On Sunday October 5, 2014, TLO successfully hosted the fourth Annual Charity Dinner in Toronto, with 185 friends and families joining us on this happy occasion. The guest speakers were Christine Chan and Patrick Chan. Michael Yim provided the audio system for the evening. Gabrielle Tung and Pansy Lai sang inspiring songs and four young musicians played beautiful music. The event raised $30,000. Thank you for all your support.

  • Construction of the new Bo Ai Middle School completed in September 2013 in time for the 2013/14 school terms. When the school is fully operational, it can accommodate more than 300 boarding students. Funding is needed in many areas, especially in the building construction, furnishings and equipment

  • In May 2014, a short-term mission team from Canada and Hong Kong travelled to Bo Ai School to teach and provide health care to the students, teachers and villagers. In July 2014, a group of University of Toronto students (Touching Lives Overseas U of T Chapter) conducted a summer camp for the Bo Ai students. If you are interested in joining a future mission team, please contact TLO for additional information at info@tlocanada.org.

  • For 2014/15 the major project that TLO support is the rebuilding of the school front entrance. This is necessary because the wall big tiles have been falling off, making it hazardous for our students, visitors and staff. The total costs are estimated at $38,000 CDN. We will also like to increase our sponsor kids from 38 to 56.

  • On Sunday October 6, 2013, TLO has successfully hosted the Third Annual Charity Dinner in Toronto with 184 friends and families joining us in this happy occasion. The guest speakers were Simon Jiang and Vivian Yang (members of the University of Toronto Touching Lives Overseas) who shared their experiences on their 2013 trip to Bo Ai School where they and other students had conducted a summer camp. Amy Ng was the MC for the evening. Michael Yim provided the sound service. Michael Yim and Gabrielle Tung also sang beautiful songs for us. Your generosity has helped raise over $24,000. Thank you for all your support.

  • The new Bo Ai Middle School on completion in September 2013 will gradually replace several other middle schools in the county. When the school is fully operational, it can accommodate more than 300 boarding students. There are many needs especially in the funding of the construction. We also have to raise funds for furnishings and equipment.

  • From July 7 to 17 2013, 17 University of Toronto students conducted a summer camp for the Bo Ai Students at Bo Ai School. The 2013 Bo Ai Summer Camp is initiated by UTTLO and Bo Ai Elementary School. The main purpose of the summer camp is to strengthen Bo Ai students’ basic knowledge and expand their extra-curricular knowledge. The camp also provides an excellent training opportunity for the student volunteers in self-improvement.

  • In 2013/14 TLO has 4 major programs and projects that require your support: a) For the school term 2012/13 our sponsorship program supports 31 students. We hope the sponsorship program can reach 50 students for the school term of 2013/14; b) Renovate Elementary School 1st floor for the use of Kindergarten (Est. Can$40,000); c) Renovate existing Kindergarten building into Bo Ai Clinic (Est. Can$7,000); and d) Replace school railings (Est. Can$3,000).

  • In 2012/13 TLO helped to set up a new kind of Language Lab for Bo Ai Elementary School. iPad 2 with supporting programs are being used for language training. The iPad allows each student to select his/her own oral training passage and the students can pace their own learning without being pressured to adopt a uniformed speed in oral practice. This language lab will double as a multiple-purpose room for learning in other subjects via a sundry of educational software.

  • Bo Ai School ranks #1 in recent standardized tests of elementary students in 98 regional schools. These excellent results are a reflection of the outstanding efforts of the students, teachers, Christine Chan and everyone involved with the school. This cannot be achieved without your support.