63% of rural children are unable to attend high school, and only 8% reach university. CRC Education Sponsorship program consists of providing students in the countryside who attend high school or vocational school with a sponsorship of 2,775 RMB/year (or 2,920 RMB/year if a Chinese charitable fapaio is required for tax purposes).
The sponsorship helps the poorest students cover their yearly school tuition, boarding fee and basic living expenses such as books, clothes and transportation.
CRC Education Sponsorship program operates in 8 provinces, namely Guizhou, Fujian, Sichuan, Yunnan, Qinghai, Gansu, Guangxi, and Inner Mongolia. There are currently 654 students in our database, with 184 successfully sponsored for the 2016-2017 school year.
We work with community leaders in the countryside who have a trusted and long-term relationship with us to gather information, identify students who need support, and provide updates.
Sponsorship funds are transferred directly into the student’s bank account. Following each transfer, community leaders provide CRC and the sponsors with their report card to confirm that they are attending school, and that their marks allow them to continue to the following semester.
Sponsors are strongly encouraged to travel with CRC to visit the students in the countryside, meet them in person, and gain a deeper understanding of their lives and circumstances.