FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: American Chinese Culture and Education Foundation (ACCEF) is what kind of organization?
A1: ACCEF is a non-political, non-religious, non-regional charitable organizations. June 2004 registered in California, in December the same year was recognized by the US federal government to become IRS 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization.

Q2: What ACCEF aim is?
A2: Our aim is to promote Chinese culture, promote equality in education.

Q3: ACCEF What project?
A3: We are actively involved in various cultural projects and cultural activities and local US mainstream Chinese community, the Spring Festival was founded by the Foundation of San Diego has been successfully held the 8th. Our education project is mainly to support nine-year compulsory education and high school and vocational and technical education in poor areas of China.

Q4: Some people say that China’s reform and opening nearly two decades, a lot of people’s living standards improve, there is a need to help the domestic student?
A4: Chinese economy has developed rapidly in recent years, but the development is very uneven. The economically developed eastern coastal areas, the western mountains in many places poor students drop out situation remains serious. Especially in remote mountainous and ethnic minority areas, the influence of traditional culture consciousness, girls in junior high school dropout situation is quite common.

Q5: I heard that the Chinese government has implemented nine-year compulsory education in poverty-stricken areas students do not pay tuition, right?
A5: Yes. Domestic junior high school students do not pay tuition. But many poor mountainous center revocation of a small village primary school boarding establishment, so that part of the cost of poor families can not afford to live on campus. In addition, due to family pressure to go out to work, but also prompted some middle and high school students drop out of reasons. Our junior high school student aid to help them boarding costs, it has become the driving force to encourage them to keep reading.

Q6: China Education Project Foundation-funded schools and students how to choose?
A6: subsidize domestic poverty is one of the main purpose of the student 10 years ago, we founded the Foundation. We love student groups and domestic cooperation, the establishment of a trusted volunteer network and effective working mechanism, through close communication and school teachers and home visits, after the implementation of the financing funded student families is the case is determined by, and in accordance with the subsequent communication and situation again home visits, to determine whether to continue to support or change the funding situation.

Q7: sponsor donations can safely reach the hands of the student?
A7: Yes. We’re lucky we have been very grateful to have a willing and selfless dedication, working sense of the volunteer team. With a good team of volunteers, professional work attitude, rigorous work processes, scientific monitoring system, we can do a good job of student work.

Q8: How many sponsor contributions can be used in domestic student school project? Fund the daily operations of the Foundation come from?
A8: the daily operations of the Foundation’s funds (General Fund) of large companies from the United States for supporting us. There are also some individual donors willing to support our operations. This gives us sufficient funds to support the operation of the Foundation. The vast majority of donors indicates money is doing special projects (Special Fund), for example, one student rainbow plan sponsor contributions, 100% used in student projects.

Q9: In addition to domestic schools, foundations What project?
A9: Chinese student is our main project, the Foundation most volunteers and donations are concentrated in this area. In addition to funding one student Rainbow Project, we have a lot of short items, such as donations of winter clothing and a new lesson seats, build a library and computer room. A few years ago we built 17 schools. In addition, we also selectively participate in some communities and international relief activities, such as our contributions for disabled firefighters during the San Diego fires a few years ago. Wenchuan earthquake is our participation in the international relief activities of charitable largest.

Q10: Foundation have dedicated staff it? Why do you volunteer?
A10: No. Foundation entirely by volunteers, with no full-time staff. Because everyone has the same idea together, contributing time and money to do something we think is worth doing. The only gain is in the process of helping others get pleasure and satisfaction. Because you know, at a certain place in the world, it was because you have hope, you change the world, even if just a little bit.

Q11: We are interested in participating ACCEF volunteer activities, how to contact?
A11: ACCEF great need also very welcome to participate in our activities and project management. Please contact us: email @ accef net..

 

Chinese

Q1:全美华人文化教育基金会(ACCEF)是一个什么样的组织?
A1: ACCEF 是一个非政治性,非宗教性,非地域性的慈善组织。2004年6月在加州注册,同年12月被美国联邦政府IRS认可成为501(c)3非赢利性的慈善组织。

Q2:ACCEF的宗旨是什么?
A2: 我们的宗旨是推广中华文化,促进平等教育。

Q3: ACCEF有哪些项目?
A3: 我们的文化项目是积极参与美国当地主流和华人社区的各项文化活动,圣地亚哥的春晚由基金会创办已经成功举办8届。我们的教育项目主要是支持中国贫穷地区的9年义务教育和高中及职业技术教育。

Q4: 有人说中国近二十年的改革开放,使人民生活水平提高很多,还有必要帮助国内的学生吗?
A4: 中国近年经济发展很快,但发展很不平衡。东部沿海地区经济发达,西部山区很多地方贫困学生辍学情况仍然严重。特别是偏远山区和少数民族地区,受传统文化意识影响,女生在初中高中辍学情况还是比较常见。

Q5:听说中国政府已经实施9年义务教育,贫困地区学生不用交学费对吗?
A5:是的。国内小学初中学生不要缴学费。但很多贫困山区撤销村小建立中心小学寄宿制,使部分贫困家庭无法承担住校费用。另外,出于家庭压力外出打工,也是促使部分初中和高中学生辍学的原因。我们对小学初中学生的资助,帮助他们住校费用,也成为鼓励他们坚持读书的推动力。

Q6: 基金会的中国教育项目如何选择资助学校和学生?
A6:资助国内贫穷学生是10年前我们创办基金会的主要目的之一。我们和国内的爱心助学团体合作,建立了一个值得信赖的义工网络和有效的工作机制,经过和学校老师的密切沟通和家访,确定受资助学生的家庭情况属实后实施资助,并根据后续的沟通和再次家访的情况,确定是否继续支持或改变资助状况。

Q7:资助人的善款可以安全到达学生手里吗?
A7:是的。我们很幸运很感激我们一直有一个愿意无私奉献,踏踏实实做事的义工团队。有了好的义工团队,职业的工作态度,严密的工作流程,科学的监管制度,我们的助学工作才可以做好。

Q8: 资助人的捐助有多少可以用到国内的学生学校项目?基金会的日常运作的资金从哪里来?
A8:基金会的日常运作资金 (General Fund) 来源于美国大公司对我们的支持。也有一些个人捐助人愿意支持我们的运作。这使我们有足够的资金支持基金会运作。绝大多数捐助人的钱是指明做专门项目 (Special Fund) 的,比如彩虹计划一对一学生资助人的捐款,100%的用在学生项目。

Q9:除了国内助学,基金会还有哪些项目?
A9: 中国助学是我们的主要项目,基金会大部分的义工和捐款都集中在这方面。除了彩虹计划一对一资助学生,我们还有不少短小项目,比如捐助冬衣和新课座椅,建立图书室和计算机室。前几年我们修建了17所学校。另外我们也选择性地参加一些社区和国际救助活动,比如几年前圣地亚哥山火期间我们为伤残消防队员捐款。四川汶川地震是我们参与的最大规模的国际慈善救助活动。

Q10:基金会有专职工作人员吗?你们为什么做义工?
A10:没有。基金会完全由义工组成,没有专职人员。大家因为有相同的理念走到一起,奉献时间金钱,做一件大家认为值得做的事情。唯一的收获是在帮助他人的过程中得到的快乐和满足。因为你知道,在世界的某一个地方,有人因为你有了希望,你改变了世界,即使只是那么一点点。

Q11: 我们有兴趣参与ACCEF的义工活动,如何联系?
A11:ACCEF非常需要也非常欢迎大家来参与我们的活动和项目管理。请和我们联系: email@accef. net.