Since 1997, CCEC has supported Operation Smile, which provides free surgeries to correct facial deformities for children living in disadvantaged regions throughout China. So far, Operation Smile has helped treat more than 23,000 children in the country.
CCEC supports an HIV public awareness program run by the Red Cross Society of China. The program aims to reduce discrimination toward people living with HIV, prevent the spread of the disease and provide care for those who are infected.
Caltex Project Chance also helps improve the social and emotional development of needy families. The program promotes better parent-child relationships and improved health for children. The program also links families with community support groups.
UECSL donated a heart monitor/EKG/defibrillator to the Xiaba Health Clinic, which supports more than 190 relocated families in Pingyuan Village, near the site of the Chuandongbei (CDB) Gas Project gas processing plant.
In response to the hazards that pedestrians, particularly children, face on rural roads, UECSL supported the Asian Injury Prevention Foundation in launching the Kai County Walk Wise Project in 2012. By the end of the year, the pilot project had taught road safety courses to nearly 1,000 primary school students and was considered very successful by communities and local government officials. In 2013 the program was expanded to cover an additional 23,000 students in 16 new schools, and has been funded through 2016.
In mid-2012 UECSL partnered with Save the Children in an effort to maximize the benefits of immunization for child survival in rural areas. During 2013 Save the Children formalized Memoranda of Understanding with two county health bureaus and conducted an extensive baseline survey addressing vaccination rates in these areas. Project implementation committees have been established and training has begun; the project is currently envisioned to continue until mid-2015.
Starting in 2011, Chevron Hong Kong sponsored a charity function organized by local nongovernmental organization Bridge2China. Money was raised to build footbridges in remote villages in China. The bridges allowed people to travel safely and efficiently, enhancing economic activities.