捐款人快讯 2019年12月号 Donor Newsflash December 2019

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OCEF成功注册代表机构,助学项目全面恢复

尊敬的捐款人和义工朋友:

您好!

我们怀着无比激动的心情,向您汇报一个自1992年基金会成立以来一茬一茬的捐款人和义工们最期盼的消息:2019年12月13日,OCEF在广东省成功登记设立代表机构,活动地域涵盖广东、河北、山西、内蒙古、吉林、黑龙江、江苏、浙江、安徽、江西、山东、河南、湖北、湖南、贵州、云南、陕西、甘肃、宁夏共19个省份及自治区。加上先期在四川和广西设立的代表机构,OCEF实现了助学项目所在地的注册全覆盖!据我们所知,OCEF是《中华人民共和国境外非政府组织境内活动管理法》实施后第一个实现覆盖全部资助点注册的美国草根助学机构。

在这里,我们向广东省、四川省和广西壮族自治区的教育厅和公安厅表示深深的感谢和敬意!我们还要感谢负责注册工作的义工和工作人员,一直坚持不懈地紧跟、研究法规政策,从任何可能的方向、渠道进行尝试,百折不挠。最终水到渠成,功夫不负有心人,一切的付出都是值得的。这真的不是什么岁月静好、静待花开的结果,而是有人在为我们挑灯夜战,在近乎绝望时守一盏孤灯,于无边寂寥中寻一线熹微,不抛弃不放弃,踏平坎坷,负重前行。

最后,我们必须专门感谢1992年迄今通过极大的个人付出帮助收取、发放善款的义工和工作人员。她们为了实现乡村孩子上学的梦想,不计个人风险,不顾个人辛劳,兢兢业业地一趟一趟跑银行、跑邮局,在技术不发达的日子里,女义工有时不得不身背几十万元现金往返银行与邮局之间,只好请自己的家人做保镖。所有的捐款人、所有的义工、所有的受资助学生、教师、学校都必须感谢你们!终于,这一页也将成为基金会的历史,今后捐款人的善款在接收后,将由OCEF在美银行账户直接转账至OCEF国内三个代表处的专有国内银行账户,再进一步分发至受资助学生和乡村代课教师手中,或者直接帮助乡村学校完成图书、课桌椅、校舍修缮等助学项目,善款的安全性进一步得到提升。各代表处将依法每年委托第三方审计公司完成审计工作,并公开财务报表和税表,接受政府和民众监督。

成功设立代表机构并覆盖所有的活动地域,不是上一段工作的结束,而是更繁忙的新工作的开始。凛冬已至,但我们内心一片火热,没有什么能够阻挡,我们对助学使命的向往。前一段时间,因为注册前景不明朗,部分助学项目暂停执行,我们也被迫在一年中最重要的募捐季暂停了大部分募捐活动,今年的募捐目标非常难实现。但基金会的所有助学项目即将全面恢复,有许多的学生、学校亟需资助。目前一对一资助系统中四川的学生已经开放,小学生141名,初中生346名,高中生161名可供选择。其他地区学生也将在1月10日左右恢复开放。如何登记捐款和选择一对一学生请参考这里。如果您今年还有捐款额度,欢迎您通过OCEF网页上的方式捐款给我们,并选择您想资助的学生。

廿七年过去,我们已经慢慢变老,甚至离去,但基金会依然青春,依然在茁壮成长,我们犹如家长看待孩子长大成人一般欣慰不已。其实,我们都是基金会大家庭的一份子,我们在这里相遇、相知,曾经哭泣,也曾共同欢笑。不是我们造就了基金会,而是基金会这个草根但不平凡的平台造就并实现了我们的助学理想。此时此刻,我们激动的心情难以平复,我们向所有为基金会付出过的上万名世界各地的捐款人、数千名海内外义工致敬!谢谢您!

祝您和家人新年快乐!万事如意!

2020,你准备好了吗?我们来了!

海外中国教育基金会理事会
2019年12月20日


OCEF Operations Back in Full Swing upon Completion of Registrations

December 20, 2019

Dear OCEF donors and volunteers:

The most wonderful news since the creation of OCEF in 1992 has arrived! As of December 13, 2019, OCEF has completed the registration process for our newly established representative office in Guangdong Province, which covers a total of 19 provinces and autonomous regions, including Guangdong, Hebei, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Heilongjiang, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Shandong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, and Ningxia. Together with the previously completed registrations in Sichuan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, we can now resume full operation in all of our target regions. As far as we know, OCEF is the first US-based grassroot education charity to accomplish this feat since the implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China in 2017.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for the Education and Public Safety Department staff in Guangdong Province, Sichuan Province, and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. We would also like to thank OCEF volunteers and employees who painstakingly worked through unimaginable amount of details. Many a time we hit a “dead end,” navigating this vast and intricate legal maze seemed an insurmountable task, and completing the registration process appeared to be an impossible goal. Well, almost impossible—WE DID IT!

Last but not least, we must thank our volunteers and employees who, since 1992, worked unbelievably hard to process all the donations through local banks and post offices. There were times when they had to risk personal safety by physically transporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash to the banks and post offices, back in the time when the banking system was less sophisticated. All of us—the donors, the volunteers, as well as the aid recipients—give you our most heartfelt thanks.

With the establishment of the three OCEF representative offices in China and their designated bank accounts, this process will be highly streamlined. From now on, donations can be transmitted directly from OCEF’s U.S. bank account to the representative offices’ accounts in China and then dispersed to designated recipients or directly appropriated to the Library Program or the School Improvement Program. Each representative office will complete third-party audit annually and make financial and tax statements accessible to the public in order to safeguard our cherished financial transparency.

Completing these registrations and opening representative offices mark a new beginning for the foundation. In the uncertain times when our registrations were pending, we had to put some programs on hold, even suspending fundraising temporarily, which has left reaching the fundraising target for the year in jeopardy. With all aid programs soon to be resumed, many students and schools are in need of funding.

We reopened the donation channels as soon as we passed this legal hurdle and would like to ask you to consider making a year-end gift to OCEF in this most wonderful time of the year. Anything we give, we bring relief, disproportionately large relief to their daily struggles. Please visit the OCEF donation portal to find out all the ways you can help. For students in Sichuan, the 1-to-1 option is now open, and there are 141 elementary school students, 346 middle school students and 161 high school students to be helped. For students in other regions, we expect to have this option open around January 10, 2020. For further information about the 1-to-1 option, please contact 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。 .

OCEF is now in its 27th year and entering its prime. So many of us, in all capacities and through winding paths, have found OCEF to be an answer to that same yearning, home away from home, and the family we chose. This little, yet unyielding grassroot educational foundation is not only work of our making, it is the wind beneath our wings.

‘Tis the season for gatherings, for gratitude, and for hope and love. We wish you, the thousands of donors and volunteers all around the world, peace, joy, and continued success. Have the happiest holidays! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Overseas China Education Foundation




第38期(2019年12月)/No. 38 (December 2019)

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

地址/Address: P. O. Box 772436, Houston, Texas 77215-2436, USA
电话/Telephone: (281) 506-2018 电子邮件/e-mail:
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捐款链接/To make a donation to OCEF: https://ocef.org/donation

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





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