捐款人快讯 2014年4月号 Donor Newsflash Apr 2014

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项目动态:网络募书

这张照片是云南省文山壮族苗族自治州广南县曙光乡鸡街小学的传书活动。孩子们对图书的期盼和拿到新书的开心溢于言表。鸡街小学是海外中国教育基金会网络募书项目的第一个受惠学校。

网络募书是海外中国教育基金会推出的图书项目之一。基金会的网络募书义工根据需要捐助学校的学生人数、孩子们的年龄和需求,精心挑选了最适合他们读的书,在书商的网站上设立心愿单。捐助人只要进入心愿单进行认购,所认购的书就会由书商直接按预设好的配送地址送到学校。捐助人不管身在国外还国内,都能通过网络操作轻松完成捐助,简单方便。需要捐助的学校,也都经过基金会严格筛选,并有专门的义工跟进,帮助学校在收到图书后能开展相应的借阅和读书活动,鼓励孩子们多读书。

继鸡街小学之后,网络募书项目又持续为更多资源贫乏的乡村学校进行了网络募书,包括甘肃理川扎龙小学、宁夏银川八里桥小学、湖北大悟南田小学、以及湖南永州眼头小学等,目前正在募书的是山西广灵南岳庄小学。想帮助乡村孩子的朋友,不妨点击这个心愿单进去认购几本书,体验一下。我们以后将会帮助更多有需要的乡村小学进行网络募书,期待您的热心参与。

更多信息:http://china.ocef.org/bbs/thread-88038-1-1.html

Project Update: Online Book Donation

The picture above witnessed the book-passing event organized at Jijie Elementary School in Guangnan County, Yunnan Province, the first school to benefit from OCEF's Online Book Donation Program. The kids' longing for books and their excitement upon receiving this gift from our donors are written all over their faces.

The Online Book Donation Program is one of the many OCEF programs aimed at collecting books for rural schools. Volunteers carefully selected the most suitable titles based on the student population as well as their age and needs at each school, and then created wish lists on book-selling websites. Donors can simply choose items from a wish list to purchase, and the book-seller will handle everything else per prior arrangement. The process makes it a breeze for donors anywhere in the world to donate books through the Internet. The targeted schools have gone through careful screening by OCEF.  Once the books are delivered, volunteers will follow up to help the schools organize library procedures and reading programs, and to encourage the kids to read more.

Since it was launched at Jijie Elementary School, the Online Book Donation Program team has organized similar campaigns for other schools, including Zhalong Elementary in Lichuan, Guansu, Baliqiao Elementary in Yinchuan, Ningxia, Nantian Elementary in Dawu, Hubei, Yantou Elementary in Yongzhou, Hunan. Currently, the program in focusing on Nanyuezhuang Elementary School in Guangling Cunty, Shanxi Province. If you would like to help, please take a moment to browse thewish list, buy a few books, and experience the program first hand. In the future, we will add more schools in need to the Onlone Book Donation Program, and your generous support will always be appreciated.

For more information, please check out this link: http://china.ocef.org/bbs/thread-88038-1-1.html.

受助学生感言

我叫H,今年26岁。于2012年7月大专毕业。

家住乐山市马边彝族自治县的一个叫荧光岩的小山村。是一个冬暖夏凉、草木丰茂、溪水清澈、村民朴实的美丽地方。在这个美丽的小山村有我简单而美好的童年。说简单是因为,农村的孩子可玩可做的事少,整天做的就是和一群小孩捉迷藏、跳绳,冬季扑鸟、夏季捉蜻蜓。

我们的小学在对面的山上。早早的就有一行孩子合着去上学,大的孩子带小的,沿着山路往下到小河,过独木桥,穿过马路,再爬一段山路,总的大概要一个小时的时间就来到了我们的学校。我学习很刻苦,但小学毕业的同时也因家庭经济原因辍学在家。这是我才明确了我此时的梦想,那就是继续上学。

幸运的是两年后,我的梦想真的实现了,我上了我们乡的中学。为这我得感谢我的爸爸妈妈,是他们没有放弃我上学的梦想。三年后我以优异的成绩升到了高中。此时的我有了更多的理想,我想考个好的大学,以后能找一份好的工作,让我的家人不那么辛苦,家庭境况得到改善。最好能做一名教师,可以为家乡孩子的学习做一点贡献。

加倍的努力让我有不错的成绩,是我们年级20几个有希望考上本科的学生之一。由于成绩不错和家庭困难,还得到学校减学费的奖励和海外中国教育基金会的资助。县城的消费比乡里高了许多,学费也翻倍。尽管我已很节约,当还是给家里带来了沉重的负担。在接到大学录取通知书时我已在乐山市的超市里打工,并且有了不上大学的打算。后来一位亲戚的劝导说:“你读了那么多年书,不上大学太可惜了,你可是我们这里第一个大学生,我可以借给你学费”。藏在眼里很久的眼泪不禁哗哗流了下来,原来我这么想上大学。

大学给了我们更多的时间和空间。我一直提醒自己不要虚度了大学生活。努力学习理论知识,积极参加学校各项活动和社会实践活动。一则提高自己的理论水平和交际、组织、实践能力;一则可以赚钱减轻父母负担。是教育基金会的资助使我更顺利的完成大学学业,这是我第二次结识了海外教育基金会。

充实的大学生活很快就过去。毕业后我留在了四川工作,不久公司面临倒闭的境地,由此我离开了公司,回到家乡县城,在一家超市做策划,可不到一个月我就因身体原因而辞职。我家乡一彝族乡上的一所中学缺一名化学老师,2012年9月我来到了这里代课。实现了我做教师的理想,虽然这里条件比我乡艰苦的多,但我还是非常的愉快。

生在农村长在农村,在农村使我坚强而朴实。温馨的家庭和愉快的童年让我活泼而开朗。学习繁重的中学养成了我刻苦努力的精神。充实的大学生活,培养了我很强的组织和交际能力。毕业后工作增加了我对社会的认识,培养了我的责任心。就是因为具备这些基本素质和对海外基金会的认识,我意向做一名海外教育基金会的义工。我感谢基金会,深深地敬重基金会。愿以实际行动回报社会。

Feedback from an OCEF-Sponsored Student

My name is H, I am 26 years old, and I graduated with [the equivalent of] an Associate Degree in July 2012.

I grew up in a little village called Yingguang’ai, in the mountains of Mabian County, Sichuan Province. It is a beautiful place with good climate, lush vegetation, clear streams, and loving people. I had a very simple but enjoyable childhood—simple, because rural kids did not have much to do but playing hide-and-seek, rope-jumping, or catching birds in winter and dragonflies in summer.

My elementary school was on another hilltop. Every morning, a group of kids would walk to school together, with older ones helping out the younger ones. It typically took us an hour to complete the trip on the winding mountain trail, crossing a river on a single-plank bridge and a highway. I studied very hard but had to drop out after graduating from elementary school because of financial hardships at home, and that kindled a yearning for further schooling in my mind.

Two years later, my dream came true thanks to my parents’ tireless effort, and I went to junior high in our local township. Three years after that, I was admitted to senior high with excellent academic credentials. Then I had another dream: I wanted to go to a great college and then land a great job to help my family out. I wanted to be a teacher so that I could contribute to the education of other kids in my hometown.

Hard work earned me good marks and I became one of the 20 or so students in my class with the best chance to go to college. My academic performance and financial situation got me partial tuition waiver from the school and sponsorship from OCEF. Despite of my frugal life style, my schooling was still a big burden to my family as the living expenses were higher in the town where my school was and the tuition was twice the amount for my junior high. When I received my college admission, I was working in a supermarket and had been thinking about giving up my college dream. A relative told me: "It would be a waste of so many years of hard work if you give up now. You are the first one around here to be admitted to college, and I will loan you the money for tuition." I was in tears when I heard that—that was when I realized how much college really meant to me.

College life greatly broadened my horizon and I constantly warned myself not to waste this precious opportunity. I studied very hard and engaged in all kinds of extracurricular activities and practical training. These activities helped me improve my academic abilities and practical skills while at the same time reducing the financial burden to my family.  At this point I got sponsorship from OCEF again, which smoothed the way for me to get through college.

After graduation I found a job but the company was soon facing bankruptcy. So I returned to my hometown to work for the marketing department of a supermarket, only to be forced to quit a month later for health reasons. Later I became a chemistry teacher in a middle school in a nearby town inhabited by the Yi people and realized my dream of being a teacher. Although the conditions are even tougher than in my home township, I am very happy.

Growing up in a rural environment made me strong and honest. A happy childhood and strong family ties gave me an energetic and open-minded personality. A busy high school schedule shaped my diligent work habit. A full and varied college life helped me develop excellent organization and communication skills. My work experiences after college enhanced my understanding of the society and my sense of responsibility. Because of these qualities and my appreciation for OCEF, I want to be an OCEF volunteer. I am grateful to OCEF, deeply respect OCEF, and would love an opportunity to give back to the society.

活动预告:GlobalGiving奖金日竞赛

尊敬的捐款人:

如果您有意愿在上半年捐款,并使您的捐款帮助更多的孩子,请考虑参与下面一个小的网络捐款活动,匹配奖金可以使$100的捐款变为$115。

活动:GlobalGiving奖金日竞赛

时间:5月7日美国东部时间上午9点至午夜

捐款链接:http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ocef-edu-equity

有效捐款额:$10-$1,000

额外匹配:有效捐款的30%(扣除15%手续费后,实际为15%)

其它奖金:最高捐款总额($1,000)、最多捐款人数($1,000)

下半年还有同样的捐赠机会,敬请留意。谢谢您!

Upcoming Event: GlobalGiving Bonus Day Competition

Dear Donors,

If you are planning to donate to OCEF during the second quarter, here is an opportunity to let your hard-earned dollar make a greater impact to the kids. Please consider participating in a small online donation canpaign and turn a $100 donation into $115.

Event: GlobalGiving.org Bonus Day

When: May 7th, 9 AM to midnight (EST)

Donation Link: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/ocef-edu-equity

Donation Amount Eligible for Matching: $10-$1,000

Matching by GlobalGiving.org: 30% of eligible donations (effectively 15%, after a 15% administrative fee)

Other Bonuses: Prizes for the charity that raises the most funds and enlists the most unique donors ($1,000 each)

There will be similar campaigns in the second half of the year, so please stay tuned. Thank you!

 

2014年4月号/April 2014
组稿:杨敏              英译:何雪炀               编校:汤柏

Overseas China Education Foundation/海外中国教育基金会

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To make a donation to OCEF/捐款链接: http://ocef.org/donation

To learn more about volunteers' work with OCEF/了解更多OCEF义工工作

http://www.ocef.org/publication/vol-newsflash

 

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