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Googlers on Call—助学汇报




我们是一群来自Google公司的海外中国教育基金会(OCEF)义工。去年12月,OCEF第一次参加了Google Giving Week活动,成功地成为仅有的四个Featured Charity Organization之一,并受邀来到山景城园区做了两天的宣传、展示。Googler力量大!短短一周时间内,就有约500名员工参与捐款,最终基金会共收到来自Google员工的捐款与公司配捐合计11万美元!

时光飞逝,转眼又快到了新的Giving Week。这是一个硕果累累的季节,让我们来向您汇报一下,各位Google员工及公司的捐款都用在了哪些助学项目上面。我们把11万美元捐款中的8万4千美元用于下列定向助学项目(其余部分多为个人捐款,已经由捐款人指定用于诸如一对一助学金等项目)。

项目一:高中生助学金($35,000)

我们资助了来自贵州、四川、云南、广西、青海、甘肃、新疆、内蒙古、宁夏、陕西、黑龙江、江西、河南的100名贫困农村高中学生($350/年)。这里面有相当比例的学生是孤儿或来自单亲家庭,生活拮据异常,营养不良甚至身患重疾。他们求学之路坎坷,时刻面临辍学。今年如果我们能够继续募到足够的钱,我们将继续一对一资助他们完成高中学业。

项目二:大学新生奖学金($3,000)

上面100位获得助学金资助的高中生中,有31名已经于今年暑假毕业,其中19名考上了大学!他们各获得1,000元人民币的新生奖学金。祝愿他们今后的人生之路脚踏实地,不断地追求梦想,实现梦想。

项目三:代课教师补助($3,000)

代课教师是一个特殊的、尴尬的群体,他们中的许多人任劳任怨一个人撑起一所小学,但每月仅有几百元微薄收入。我们需要关注他们,他们倒下了,一所学校就倒下了,一批学生就必须跋涉好远去求学,甚至被迫辍学。甘肃省会宁县汉岔乡常山教学点现有九名学生,只有一名代课教师王建林,从教近30年,月工资仅有200元。他既是老师又是厨师,中午为孩子们做免费午餐,晚上就住在没有网络的寂冷的学校里!我们资助王老师这样的代课教师每人每年6,000元人民币,一起撑起孩子们的一片天空,一点希望。

项目四:图书($10,000)

我们正在为湖北省枣阳市新市镇火青小学以及河南省洛阳市栾川县庙子镇老张村完小购置新书,很快小朋友们就可以拿到新书读啦!两校图书预算合计人民币15,000元。此外,我们还全部资助了助学金图书项目,给助学金受助学生每人送一本书。2016年春、秋两季共发放图书3,200多本,合计约人民币47,400元。

项目五:网络课堂($12,000)

网络课堂项目上,来自世界各地的义工老师会通过网络为农村学校讲授英语、美术、音乐、生物、地理、天文等课程及讲座。因为时差,有的义工老师需要凌晨四点起来上课,但看到孩子们的眼神和欢快的笑声,一切付出都是值得的!从2016年7月份开始,Google的捐款负担起网络课堂项目的全部开支,包括设备购置、材料购置、当地教师补贴等。您也想为孩子们上课吗?赶快报名网络课堂义工!

项目六:教师培训($16,000)

今年暑假,基金会在宁夏银川开办了教师暑期培训,我们资助了81名来自宁夏、贵州、甘肃、河南、河北、山西、江西、广西、湖北、湖南、福建的乡村教师,包括食宿费55,700元,交通费50,000元。

项目七:温暖($5,000)

之前的若干年间,基金会已经在国家级贫困县山西省广灵县投入了很多资金来资助特殊项目,为缺水的村庄和学校打井,为学校购置课桌椅、体育器材、平整操场等等。此次,我们将为广灵县梁庄小学完成温暖项目,在岁末为贫困师生购买300套冬衣,这个冬天不再寒冷!

我们的捐款,已经惠及了许许多多的受助学生,无论是网络课堂,还是学生手里的一本书,都饱含着您的爱心!在汇报的最后,我们作为Google员工,也感谢OCEF在过去24年间,用淳朴的草根形式,用极低的运营费用,用无数的志愿劳动,用无尽的智慧探索,构建出如此高能、高效、值得信赖的助学平台,帮助我们以及许多捐款人实现自己的助学梦想。

您愿意加入我们,来追求教育公平吗?OCEF义工申请:http://ocef.org/volunteer

(Google员工/OCEF义工)


Googlers on Call: A Summary Report




We are a group of OCEF volunteers working at Google. Last December, OCEF, a first-time participant in Google Giving Week, was designated one of the four Featured Charity Organizations and was invited to our Mountain View campus for a two-day presentation. Googlers proved to be a very resourceful group. Within a week, OCEF received donations from about 500 Googlers, amounting to a total of $110,000 from employee contributions and company match.

Time flies and we are now about to embark on the 2016 Google Giving Week. In this season of harvest, we would like to report to you what school-aid programs have benefited from Googlers’ donations. Of the total of $110,000, $84,000 was used in the programs listed below. The balance of the total comprised individual donations that were earmarked by the donors for such programs as 1-to-1 partnerships.

1. Senior High School Scholarships ($35,000)

We supported 100 underprivileged rural students attending senior high schools in Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Qinghai, Gansu, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Heilongjiang, Jiangxi and Henan at $350 per year. Many of these students are orphans or are from single-parent households, and financially they face extremely challenging situations. Some were severely undernourished or suffering from illnesses, and all were at risk of dropping out of school at any time. If we can collect sufficient funds this year, we will be able to support them through high school via the 1-to-1 aid program.

2. College Freshmen Scholarships ($3,000)

Of the 100 students mentioned above, 31 graduated from high school this summer and 19 were admitted to colleges. Each of them received a 1,000 yuan (RMB) scholarship under the College Freshmen Program. We wish them the best in their future journeys and dreams!

3. Stipends for Non-government-sponsored Teachers ($3,000)

Non-government-sponsored teachers are a very unique and often neglected group. Many of them practically run their rural elementary schools single-handedly, yet they earn as little as a few hundred yuan per month. We need to support them because in many cases they are the schools, and without them the students would have to travel very far for school or even drop out. Take, for example, Mr. Wang Jianlin of Changshan School, Huining County, Gansu Province, the only teacher to the nine students he has, and also the cook who serves them free lunches at noon. He has been at his post for 30 years and only makes 200 yuan (less than $30) a month. At night, he stays in the lonely schoolhouse with no connectivity to the outside world. We provide 6,000 yuan for each of them per year, which will go a long way to help build a future for the children.

4. Books ($10,000)

We are in the process of purchasing new books for Huoqing Elementary School in Xinshi Township, Zaoyang City, Hubei Province, and Laozhangcun Elementary School in Miaozi Township, Luanchuan County, Henan Province. Soon the kids will have new books to read, and the budget for these two schools is 15,000 yuan. In addition, we also sponsored the Book Project under the individual Financial Aid Program, which gives one book to each recipient of the financial aid package. In two batches given out in the spring and fall of 2016, more than 3,200 books were distributed at a total cost of 47,400 yuan.

5. Online Classroom ($12,000)

Through the Online Classroom Program, volunteers teach classes or conduct seminars for rural school children through the worldwide web, covering subjects such as English, Arts, Music, Biology, Geology, and Astrology. Due to the time difference, sometimes the volunteer teachers have to get up at 4 a.m. but they think it is well worth it when they see the happy faces of the students. Starting in July 2016, donations from Google Giving Week have covered all expenses of the Online Classroom Program, including equipment, materials and compensation to local teachers. Are you interested in becoming a volunteer teacher? Please register to become one!

6. Teacher Training ($16,000)

OCEF organized a summer training camp for teachers in Yinchuan, Ningxia, last summer. We sponsored 81 teachers from rural schools in Ningxia, Guizhou, Gansu, Henan, Hebei, Shanxi, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hubei, Hunan, and Fujian, covering 50,000 for transportation and 55,700 yuan for lodging and meals.

7. The Gift of Warmth ($5,000)

Over the past few years, OCEF has contributed heavily on special programs in Guangling County, Shanxi Province, which is on the national list of impoverished counties, to dig wells for arid villages and schools, purchase schools supplies and equipment, and improve playgrounds. At this time, we are sponsoring a Warmer Winter project at Liangzhuang Elementary School in the county by purchasing 300 winter coats for students in poverty, so they would no longer suffer in the severe weather this winter.

Our donations have benefited many students sponsored by OCEF. From online classrooms to books in the students’ hands, your love and care have come across through a variety of programs. At the end of this review, we also want to take the opportunity to thank OCEF for the grassroots efforts, volunteer work, and creativity over the past 24 years to create this effective, efficient, and trustworthy school-aid platform at the lowest possible operating cost, and for enabling us and the numerous other donors to realize our aspiration to help rural children in need.

Would you like to join us in the pursuit of equal opportunity in education? To become an OCEF volunteer, please apply here: http://ocef.org/volunteer.

(OCEF volunteers at Google; English translation by He Xueyang)


最温暖的礼物


2015年圣诞前夕,正是寒冷的时候,但党家岘乡初级中学738名学生却不会像往常一样会为冻出病来发愁。他们的身上感觉到的只有温暖,因为他们通过OCEF冬衣捐赠工程收到了赵玉莲女士在自己80寿辰时送给他们的最温暖的圣诞礼物——738套棉衣。OCEF冬衣捐赠工程像温暖的使者一样,把赵女士的爱心——这738套棉衣,一件一件穿到了孩子们的身上,为他们赶走了严寒,带来了温暖。

党家岘中学位于甘肃省会宁县东南部华岭山系深山山顶,是会宁县海拔最高、气温最低的地方,每年平均有九个月的时间需要生炉子取暖,冬天能到零下二十几度。由于自然条件恶劣,交通不便,这里是国家级贫困县会宁县里最穷的乡之一。学校没有暖气,只能靠烧煤炉取暖,只有靠得非常近才能感到热气。全校学生全部来自附近山区农村,很多孩子都没有像样的冬衣,冬天因为冷生病的孩子特别多。

了解到这个情况,OCEF冬衣捐赠工程立刻积极向社会联系捐助人,全力争取一次让全校的孩子统一穿上冬衣。2015年底当我们联系到赵玉莲女士并介绍了党家岘学生的情况后,赵女士当即表示:“这个项目好,天已经这么冷了,要快点,让孩子们早点穿上棉衣。”我们没有辜负捐助人的期望,全力以赴,资金到位只用了六天,从项目咨询到做好冬衣送到孩子们的手里,只有短短28天。

全校师生拿到冬衣的那一刻,像过节一样,本来都是晚上就寝时间了,校长来一说帮忙搬冬衣,孩子们一个个都兴奋得不睡觉了。第二天的阳光特别灿烂,穿上了冬衣的孩子一个班级一个班级红彤彤地站在雪地里特别漂亮,老师告诉他们这是一位老奶奶80岁寿辰许下的心愿时,孩子们亲手做了许多贺卡,写下了许多诚挚的祝福。

也许是我们的真诚,严谨和效率感动了赵女士,她在生日当天决定每年都要通过OCEF捐赠一万美元给山区的孩子,让更多的孩子的生活可以得到改善。在此,我们再次对于赵女士表示深深的感谢,同时也向所有的捐助人郑重承诺,我们将全力以赴,不忘初心,使命必达,对大家的信任负责,对孩子们负责。

(义工张晶、王蔚


The Warmest Gifts




28 days, 64,000 RMB yuan, and 738 winter jackets—a story is being told by these numbers. Ms. Zhao Yulian, an 80-year-old granny, gifted winter jackets to the 738 students at Dangjiaxian Middle School as a birthday wish. According to the principal of the school, this is the largest single donation they have ever received.

We all know that people in mountainous areas of China lead a difficult life, but we seldom have a firm grasp on how hard it could be. Dangjiaxian Middle School is located in the mountains in Huining County, Gansu Province, about a 2.5-hour drive from the county seat, in a township known for its high altitude and cold weather. Indoor heating is a necessity for nine months of the year. Because of its setting, remote location, and an arid climate, the township is one of the most impoverished in the county, which itself is classified as being impoverished under national guidelines.

The school sits on a hillside frequented by strong winds, which makes the classrooms extremely cold in winter. The students are all from nearby villages, and many of the families cannot afford to buy winter jackets for their kids. We have seen the kids putting on many layers of clothes to stay warm, which interferes with their physical activities in school. We have seen their frostbite hands. When Mrs. Zhao learned about this, she immediately decided that she wanted to help.

Her daughter, Ms. Long, relayed her message to us: “This is a good project. The weather is getting cold, and the children need their jackets. Let’s get it done quickly.” From the time Ms. Zhao first heard about the project, it took merely 28 days for the jackets to reach the hands of the children in Dangjiaxian. The night after we delivered the jackets, the children were too excited to go to sleep. The next morning, we were treated with the beautiful sight of 738 children in their brand-new, bright red winter jackets under the rising sun. When they learnt that this stemmed from the birthday wish of an 80-year-old grandmother, the children promptly repaid her kindness with a large number of hand-made birthday cards.

OCEF does run a regular winter clothing program, but this was the first time we were able to donate winter jackets to an entire school with so many students. We were happy to help Ms. Zhao fulfill a birthday wish while she helped every student at Dangjiaxian Middle School. At her birthday celebration, Ms. Zhao pledged a $10,000 donation every year for children in the mountainous regions. We are thrilled that she chose us as the partner for her charity work, and take this opportunity to pledge our commitment to Ms. Zhao, her family, and all of our donors as well as the children in need: we will do our utmost to live up to your trust.

(Zhang Jing, OCEF volunteer)




第27期(2016年10月)/No. 27 (October 2016)
组稿:杨敏 编校:汤柏
Compiled by Catherine Yang Edited by Tang Bai

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

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

了解更多OCEF义工工作/To learn more about OCEF volunteers and their work:
http://www.ocef.org/publication/vol-newsflash





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