“Books Corners” Opened in Two Highschools of Daliangshan

Ever since ACCEF launched the education program in Daliangshan, we have received donation from all sources. Most recently we have facilitated a few donors from Silicon Valley to fund the “Book Corner” projects in two highschools of Daliangshan. Because of the limited space in these schools, a typical library is beyond their affordability therefore out of the question. However, it is imperative for the Yi students to be able to learn and read Mandarin on a daily basis. With
the financial help from these friends in Silicon Valley, the schools have purchased hundreds of Mandarin books and opened these “Book Corners” in classrooms for the students.

The natural beauty is breathtaking in Daliangshan, yet poverty has stricken the 2 million Yi ethnic people. Poverty due to the barren land and the sheer isolation from the outside world left these villages well behind the drastic economic transformation in most parts of China. Adding to all these obstacles of economic development, this area has been a center for drug traffickers. This has led to the serious drug uses and AID/HIV issues. Health and educational situation is davastating to the local families. ACCEF is dedicated to raising awareness and bringing financial help to this region. Since summer of 2015, we have sponsored over 80 students in Daliangshan region. In 2016, ACCEF is planning to open two classes in a middle school and high school where 100 students will benefit from the sponsored program. We are also looking for funds of different levels, to fund schools improvements and teacher training.

To inquire about ACCEF and Daliangshan Projects, please contact student@accef.net.

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Daliangshan Project Update

In the summer of 2015, ACCEF volunteers Ms. Yaofang Fu, Mr. Ran Lu and Ms. Wendy Zhuang have visited the Daliangshan mountainous region, along with volunteers from the photography interest group “Refraction Era”. ACCEF is deeply concerned about the high dropout rates of local children and their overall health condition. After interviewing  numerous families in the village, we have identified 66 students that need financial aids immediately. Within a couple of months we have located and sent donation for these students, and with the timely help all 66 students were able to return to school in the fall 2015. ACCEF is determined to continue its charitable effort in Daliangshan area, and is currently in the process of identifying more students that need help as well as special projects that will improve the students’ study and living environment. [Photo by James Guo]

Read more about Dailiangshan (Courtesy of Ms. Jinyi Li)