Students Visit in the Town of Luoshi, Sichuan Province

Recently, as part of a group of ACCEF volunteers, I traveled back to the region affected by the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake to help distribute funds for ACCEF sponsored students in the town of Luoshi.

We have traveled the route to Luoshi for countless times since the 2008 earthquake. Most of the students we sponsored since 2008 have graduated from middle school and moved on to high school/college/career. Now only 3 students are still in middle school. Seeing how they are doing now compared to 8 years ago made us all very proud of what we have achieved.

One of the old photos taken 8 years ago showed me being interviewed by a Beijing TV reporter when the ACCEF’s 20-ton truck loaded with relief supplies arrived at Dujiangyan. Only then did I learn that ACCEF was the first international charitable organization to reach the frontline of the disaster zone. 8 years on, we are determined to carry on what we have started and continued to sponsor students in the region.

今天又和小伙伴们去什邡洛水镇给5.12地震灾区贫困学生送助学金。

八年间,在这条路上我们不知已经跑了多少次,从08年就开始资助的学生中就只有这三位还未中学毕业,八年间我和基金会的伙伴们(大部份是我公司同事)一直帮助并见证了他们的成长,看到这三位同学八年前后的照片对比,我们很有成就感。

这其中还有一张照片是当年我们基金会满载救灾物资的20顿货柜车到达都江堰时,一北京电视台记者采访我,才知道我们“全美华人文化教育基金会”是“第一个进入灾区一线的国外慈善组织”;八年过去了,或许我们也是唯一还在继续资助四川地震灾区学生的慈善组织。

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