Congratulations to our partner, The School Fund, which recently received more well-deserved recognition for their work!
Last Sunday, we had the privilege of attending The School Fund's 2nd birthday party, during which we were treated to a moving video about their work and dreams. The have already begun operations within 12 countries in just 2 years and we are excited to see how they grow across the years to come. Congratulations to The School Fund! We count ourselves fortunate to be one of your partners.
Check out the video above and help spread the word about the work they are doing!
We are so excited to finally show some of the results of our partnership with The School Fund! Now you can see and sponsor children from some of our major programs directly online through The School Fund's platform! Although The School Fund was known for its work in Africa previously, our partnership has allowed them to extend their reach to East Asia, beginning with China.
We have started with 6 of our children on their site and are beyond thrilled to see that two of them have already been fully funded. However, we still have four children in need, who could really use your help to pay for school supplies, tuition and uniforms. Read about Lina, Fangdi, Zhongshe and Congxia here, then donate and spread the word! Even if you've already funded a child, check back periodically as we'll be updating the site with new children and new stories regularly.
One of our 2011 affiliates, Josh To of WellDone.org introduced us to The School Fund's idea several months ago. We checked them out and loved the easy-to-use interface, the person-to-person component and also the emphasis on transparency in nonprofit donations. Based on that, we reached out to one of the founders, Matt Severson, and were able to talk about potential partnerships face to face when he returned to the Bay Area a few weeks ago.
Tonight, we were tremendously excited to sit down with Matt again, this time with co-founder Roxana Moussavian, to talk about things more concretely. There are some exciting things brewing between us and we can't wait to formally announce things once they happen!
In the meantime, we encourage you to learn more about The School Fund and their mission. They are currently focused on funding scholarships for African schoolchildren (with an excellent breakdown of scholarship costs, and a full description of the accountability process so donors know exactly how their money will be spent and distributed). We feel their platform could be a great window to the West for underfunded causes related to Asian youth as well and are working to make that happen. Hopefully we'll have updates shortly on how that might happen!
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