捐款人快讯 2015年10月号 Donor Newsflash Oct 2015

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“全球给予”访问广灵




亲爱的捐助人:

六月底,OCEF工作人员和来自GlobalGiving的两位职员一起去了山西广灵。很多受到OCEF资助的学生住在广灵,我们很高兴这次有机会访问其中一部分学生。

其中一位今年正在高三。他的祖父母年高体病,父亲身有残疾,母亲状况略好但也有糖尿病。他家全年家庭收入只有不到9000人民币,远远不足以缴付医疗费用以及学费。

该校另一名学生的情况也类似。他和父母以及妹妹生活在一起,妹妹患有先天性心脏病,手术费用使家中债台高筑。雪上加霜的是他父亲因车祸致残,只有母亲能够工作,一年收入仅有5000多人民币。

同其他助学金资助生一样,这两位同学去年都从OCEF获得了350美元的资助。申请助学金的学生必须能够证明家庭人均年收入低于2300人民币(约380美元)。我们每年都会对首次申请助学金的学生以及现有助学金资助生进行探访并加以评估,以确保资助能够到达最最需要帮助的学生。

这次走访广灵,和以前的许多次探访一样,让我们看到了孩子们坚持求学的决心和几个月来刻苦学习带来的进步。这也为我们继续自己的努力提供了极大的动力。自1992年以来,OCEF已经发出了一万四千份助学金,并在过去这些年间几次根据中国生活成本的增加调整了资助金额。目前我们根据家庭经济情况对小学、初中和高中学生发放的助学金金额分别为每年100、150和350美元。

我们一如既往地感谢您的帮助。没有您的慷慨资助,我们的工作无法进行。请继续支持我们的学生!

顺颂秋安!
海外中国教育基金会


GlobalGiving Visits Guangling




Dear Donors:

At the end of June, our staff traveled to Guangling, Shanxi Province, with two GlobalGiving staff members. A lot of students who have been receiving our financial aid live in Guangling and we were really happy to visit some of them on this trip.

One of OCEF’s aid recipients in Guangling is in his final year of high school. His grandparents are ill and his father is disabled. His mother, somewhat healthier, has diabetes. Together the school’s tuition and the medical expenses far exceed what the family can afford, as the annual household income is only $1,350.

Another student attending the same high school is faced with similar struggles. This student lives with his parents and sister. His sister has congenital heart disease and paying for her operations has left the family in huge debts. Even worse, his father was disabled by a car accident, which leaves his mother as the only person in the family able to work, bringing in little more than $800 a year.

These two students with financial difficulty each received $350 from OCEF last year, like many other high school students in the Financial Aid Program. To apply for OCEF’s financial aid, a student must prove that his family’s annual income per capita is below 2,300 yuan (approximately $380). Every year, we visit and evaluate new applicants as well as re-visit and re-evaluate existing recipients to make sure that our help goes to where it is needed the most.

The recent trip to Guangling, like many other trips before, showed us the strong will of aid recipients to stay in school and the progress they have made after months of dedicated studying. What we see greatly encourages us to continue our work. Since 1992, OCEF has distributed over 14,000 financial aid packages. We have changed the specific amounts of these packages a few times over the years according to the cost of living in China. At present, we offer yearly, need-based financial aid of $100, $150, and $350 to elementary, middle, and high school students, respectively.

As always, we truly appreciate your kindness and help. Thank you for making our work possible. Please keep supporting our students as you always have.

Sincerely,
OCEF













支教2015简述




作者:义工南顾雨

2015年8月7日,随着志愿者依依不舍的相继离开兰州,OCEF暑期支教夏令营就此划上了圆满的句号。

这是OCEF连续举办的第三届暑期支教,也是连续第二次在相同的两所学校(甘肃会宁柴门中学和头寨子中心小学)举行。从7月16日开始,短短的三周时间里,志愿者之间、志愿者和学生之间、甚至志愿者和当地的居民、学生家长之间都产生了深厚的感情,最后大家抱头痛哭地分别、孩子们一大早赶来送行的场面也都深深的印在了各自的脑海里。

相比于前两届,今年的支教夏令营更加进步。一是OCEF的不少骨干义工参与进来,去年参加过支教的志愿者也再次加入进来,让支教队伍显得更加丰富。二是课程上做了不少大胆的尝试。今年的支教课程除了继续去年的六大类外,又增加了“认识家乡、认识世界、认识自我”的主题。三是通过支教项目,进行了爱心募集,为参加夏令营的学生们准备了暖心的小礼物“惊喜袋”和OCEF纪念T恤。四是在生活上两个学校的志愿者都因地制宜,在艰苦的环境里苦中作乐,甚至玩得不亦乐乎。两队的志愿者还在头寨相会,进行交流和游戏,大大增进了志愿者的友谊。

活动中,柴门中学的领队由自己选出的志愿者担任,每个班的班主任由OCEF的资助学生担任,大大提高了他们的积极性和参与度。另外,网络课堂负责人朱玮还给学生们和志愿者带来了垒球用具,他的垒球教学激发了学生和志愿者的运动兴趣,最后精彩的垒球比赛还增强了学生的团队荣誉感。

头寨子小学也选出了自己的班主任。来自日本的学军给学生们带来了精彩的试验课以及日本折纸,梦祁的美术课画伞充分展现了学生们的美术才华,最后学生们还用这些伞进行了非常活力的模特表演……

每一位志愿者的课程都非常精彩,不一一叙述。另外,两个学校都进行了精彩的文艺汇演。支教夏令营的每一天都留下了令人难忘的记忆。最后,两个学校的志愿者都不约而同的在会宁美丽的星空下,拍摄了美到极致的“OCEF”合影照片,为此次支教留下了最为绚丽的瞬间!!!!

支教虽然结束了,但这个美丽的夏天会一直留在每一个志愿者的心里。


2015 Summer Teaching Camp




By Nan Guyu, OCEF Volunteer

On August 7, 2015, the OCEF Summer Teaching Camp successfully drew to a perfect close as the volunteers bid emotional goodbye to one another in Lanzhou, Gansu Province.

This is the third consecutive year in which OCEF hosted the summer teaching camp, and the second year at the same schools, Chaimen Middle School and Touzhaizi Central Elementary School in Huining, Gansu. In a short period of three weeks starting July 16, close friendship had been built among the volunteers, between them and the students, and even between the volunteers and the students’ families and local residents. The tears that the new friends shed together upon the volunteers’ departure will remain fresh in their memory for a long time to come.

This year’s summer camp was even better than the last two. Firstly, the volunteer teacher group was stronger with many core volunteers of OCEF and returning veterans of past summer camps in the mix. Secondly, the volunteers did a lot of bold experiments with the curriculum, adding the theme of “understand your hometown, understand the world, understand yourself” to the six main categories from last year. Thirdly, a fundraiser was carried out through the summer camp, which provided heart-warming gifts and OCEF T-shirts for the students. Fourthly, all volunteers living at those two schools adapted to the environment really well and had a lot of fun together, further enhancing their friendship.

In these activities, the captain for Chaimen Middle School was elected from the volunteers, and the captain for each class was selected amongst students sponsored by OCEF, which greatly increased the students’ level of engagement and enthusiasm. Zhu Wei, head of the Internet Classroom program, brought baseball gears for the students and the volunteers. His coaching in baseball stimulated the participants’ interests in sports, and the eventual baseball tournament turned out to be a great team-building experience for the students.

At Touzhaizi Elementary, the students elected their own class captains. Xuejun, who came from Japan, brought awe-inspiring experiments and Japanese origami to the students. Mengqi held an art class focusing on painting umbrella, which showcased the students’ talents. In the end, the students used the umbrellas to put on a wonderful modeling performance.

Needless to say, the classes brought by all volunteers were great. Talent shows were held at both schools, and every day of the summer camp left long-lasting memories in everyone. In the end, the volunteers at both schools shot group photos under the starry sky together, and preserved the most beautiful moment of this summer.

The summer camp is over, but it will hold a special place in every volunteer’s heart forever.














第21期(2015年10月)/No. 21(October 2015)
组稿:杨敏 翻译:何雪炀 编校:汤柏
Compiled by Catherine Yang Translated by He Xueyang Edited by Tang Bai

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

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