OCEF has successfully registered in SiChuan province and GuangXi autonomous region, and our projects in these two provinces will not be disrupted. We've also made progress in both long term and short term solutions for our nationwide operations, which hopefully will allow us to resume regular financial aid projects in all regions in the first half of 2020. Based on these progress, OCEF board has decided to restore the donation page for your conveniences. Please note that we always accept your donations with great gratitude, even when we temporarily remove the donation page earlier last month to suspend our fundraising effort.
We will keep you updated about when the one-on-one project will restart and the registration progress.
OCEF Board of Directors
我们正在争取在尽量多的省份通过临时备案的方式恢复助学项目的运行，并积极推进在北京的注册工作，争取可以取得覆盖全国的运行资格。由于您和其他所有捐款人的慷慨支持，目前OCEF银行账户的收支余额约170万美元，处于历史高位，超过今年98万美元的支出预算较多，但暂时无法继续大规模用于助学。因此，经过理事会慎重讨论，本着向所有捐款人的助学捐款负责、降低善款风险的目的，我们决定暂停所有的募捐活动，并撤下OCEF官方网站上所有的捐款方式。如果您可以帮助我们在北京推进注册工作，或者您有其它疑问，欢迎您与我们联系，发送电子邮件至 该E-mail地址已受到防止垃圾邮件机器人的保护，您必须启用浏览器的Java Script才能看到。 。非常感谢！当OCEF可以恢复在国内更多省份的助学活动时，我们会第一时间给您报告好消息。我们相信这一天不会太久。
Important Notice from OCEF: Temporary Suspension of Fundraising Activities
Dear Donors of the OCEF:
Recently, the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China was promulgated and implemented, which requires any NGO based outside of Mainland China to register with a government agency in order to operate within the jurisdiction of that agency. Despite our best effort, the registration process has proven to be difficult in many provinces. As a result, we are obliged to temporarily suspend all school aid programs in Mainland China except for Sichuan Province and Guangxi autonomous region.
We are doing our best to resume our operations in as many provinces as possible by submitting documents for temporary activities, as mandated by the Law. Meanwhile, we are also pushing forward registration efforts in Beijing, which would enable us to operate nationwide. Thanks to the generous support from you and the other donors, we currently have a balance of approximately $1.7 million in our bank account, a historic high and well exceeding our budget of $0.98 million for this year. At the moment, however, we are unable to continue our school aid programs at the usual scale. After careful consideration by the Board of Directors, we have decided to temporarily suspend all fundraising activities and close the donation portals on the OCEF website. It is a decision to be responsible for the donations made by the donors and to avoid potential risks to the funds. If you can help us complete the registration process in Beijing, or if you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail at 该E-mail地址已受到防止垃圾邮件机器人的保护，您必须启用浏览器的Java Script才能看到。 . We will update you immediately when our school aid programs can resume in the other provinces, and we believe that day will come very soon!
Your understanding, trust and support are greatly appreciated!
OCEF Board of Directors
October 6, 2019