发信人: hone (磨刀石), 信区: Donation
标 题: 捐款人快讯 2014年6月号 Donor Newsflash June 2014-ZT
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6月25日，OCEF赢得GlobalGiving.org举办的Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day竞赛！
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We did it, again! On June 25, OCEF won the Microsoft YouthSpark Bonus Day
competition hosted by GlobalGiving.org.
In just one day, we received donations from 314 donors, totaling $44,065,
which earned us $5,406 in matching funds, $2,500 in prize for most funds
raised, and another $2,500 in prize for the most donors. Among our
competitors, the next highest total donation was $25,065 and the next
highest number of donors was 121. With everybody chipping in, we were way
ahead of the game.
We are so proud of our loyal donors, and of the grass-root nature of our
team! We will make sure that all of the donations will be used properly and
distributed to the areas and children most in need. If you have any
questions or would like to specify a particular program for your donation,
please contact us at [email protected] .
Thanks again for all your support! We also want to acknowledge our gratitude
to GlobalGiving.org and the Microsoft Corporation for the awards and the
matching funds. In the past 10 months, OCEF has received more than 1,000
donations by way of GlobalGiving, totaling over $118,000.
Great news comes one after another when the college entrance test results
are released. Zhang Xiaoshuang, a student sponsored by OCEF, received a high
score of 619, which leads all graduates from the Yanshou Senior High School
in Heilongjiang. His twin brother, Zhang Dashuang, also scored over 590,
well above the baseline for first-tier colleges.
The Zhang family has been in challenging financial situations, but both kids
are great young men who are smart, hardworking, considerate and so frugal
that they have saved all of their textbooks and exercise books since
elementary school. When OCEF volunteers visited the Zhang family in the
summer of 2011, they observed the brothers helping with household chores,
tutoring their relatives’ kids on their homework and, in their spare time,
reviewing materials for the high school entrance test that they had not been
able to finish earlier. Tears came to their mother’s eyes when she talked
about the twins, saying that they deserved a family in better situation.
In spring 2011, Dashuang fractured his leg in a traffic accident. There was
no compensation as the liable driver was also a poor farmer. As a result,
Dashuang was only treated in a local clinic and the family had to borrow a
lot of money. In the end, they had no money left even to buy seeds for the
planting season. Volunteers of OCEF organized donations spontaneously and
helped the family out of the difficult situation. In that year, both of the
brothers got exceptional results in the high school entrance test, with
Dashuang ranking No. 13 in the county and Xiaoshuang ranking No. 25, and
both were admitted to the gifted program by the county.
Since the first visit in 2009, the volunteers have always been impressed by
the Zhang brothers’ positive attitude, whether through meeting in person or
via phone calls or instant messages. Dashuang loves reading books of the
detective genre, while Xiaoshuang prefers books about war heroes, popular
sciences, and self-improvement.
Many thanks to all the warm-hearted people who have supported the Zhang
brothers, and best wishes to both of them for enrolling in their dream
schools and starting a new chapter of their lives!
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org （海外）或 [email protected] （国内）。详情请看http://ocef.org/donation/edevice。
In March 2014, OCEF launched a program to collect used smart phones, digital
cameras, tablets and laptops for teachers and college students sponsored by
OCEF. The initiative received great responses from our volunteers and
donors, and from their friends and families through their promotion. So far
we have received 5 digital cameras, 13 smart phones and 19 laptops. Among
these, 1 digital camera, 6 smart phones and 10 laptops have been distributed
to teachers in various schools in Shanxi, Guangxi, Guizhou and the
outskirts of Beijing.
Not only do these electronic devices help maintain better communication
between OCEF and the sponsored teachers while enhancing the teachers’
passion for and ability in teaching, but they also enable our frontline
coordinators provide photographic feedback from sponsored schools. For the
students going to college, they help reduce the disparity between modern
gadgets enjoyed by these students and those common among their classmates
from more affluent backgrounds, and thus contribute to closing the
If you have a used smart phone, digital camera, tablet or laptop that is
still functional but is only colleting dust somewhere in your house, please
consider donating it to OCEF. We will make it useful again, and we will
periodically publish information on the collection and distribution of the
electronics. The intended recipients are mainly teachers and college student
sponsored by OCEF. For a device to be suitable, it needs to be in good
working order, come with a charger, and meet the following requirements:
Smart phones: capable of running the WeChat and QQ apps, with camera,
unlocked (i.e., not limited to a specific service provider), preferably GSM-
compatible (with SIM card);
Tablets: capable of taking photographs;
Laptops: capable of running the MS Office software.
There is no requirement on battery life. If you have suitable electronics to
donate, please contact [email protected] (for oversees donors) or [email protected]
ocef.org (for donors in China). For more information, please visit http://ocef.org/donation/edevice.
Thank you for your support!
No. 13 (June 2014)/第13期（2014年6月）
组稿：杨敏 英译：何雪炀 编校：汤柏
Overseas China Education Foundation/海外中国教育基金会
Address/地址: P. O. Box 772436, Houston, Texas 77215-2436, USA
Telephone/电话: (281) 506-2018 E-mail/电子邮件: [email protected]
To make a donation to OCEF/捐款链接: http://ocef.org/donation
To learn more about OCEF volunteers and their work/了解更多OCEF义工工作：
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