An egg a day for kids in rural China

 
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Raised
Remaining

The One Egg Program wasstarted by Shanghai United Foundation and other 9 NGOS on Dec 2010. Up to now, the program has been implemented four years.

By July 31 2014, the One Egg Program has been covering 62 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. The program has ensured 11254 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

 

Effectiveness of Program

For students and teachers, an egg one day equal of their having breakfast.

50%-60% of students of program schools walk to school every day, and it will be take one to four hours. They missed breakfast because their poor families can’t make breakfast for them, and their schools don’t provide breakfast too. So they eat eggs for breakfast, and that could help them stay awake or don’t cat naps for the morning classes.

For implementing NGOS, the One Egg Program is a powerful supplement.

There are some education program and poverty program in the One Egg Program project sites, together, these programs are essential to improving education and health of children in impoverished region. Also, cooperation of several programs pools our resources and allows each to contribute what they can.

 

Major Problems and Solutions

Eggs’ transporting

Now, the schools, where the program “one egg” was involved, almost are located in remote mountainous areas, and it is difficult for the eggs’ transporting, especially in rainy day. Because of the bad weather, the vehicle can't arrive at some schools, and the supply of eggs even has to be cut off.

Facing these difficult, we hope those private vehicles can be rented to carry these eggs when the supplier’ free distribution is halted. In addition, we advice the schoolmasters maintain close relations with the supplier, and inform the supplier of  the consumption of eggs in time, about a week earlier, and the supplier can have enough time to arrange the free distribution.

The price of eggs

As an important part of the program, the price of eggs has a direct impact on the budgets and operating costs of the program. According to the report from the different area, the price of eggs change with the whole market’ price, so it is impossible to calculate all the eggs’ cost precisely, or predict it. As one eggs’ supplier said, the egg has a new price every day.

Considering the price of egg is always floating, on the one hand, the project executing agency should monitor the price of eggs at all time; on the other hand, they must keep a good cooperation with the supplier. Therefore, we hope the eggs’ supplier can approve our public interest concept, and we can get good but inexpensive eggs, or the free transportation.


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One Egg Program: Ongoing Progress

The One Egg Program: One egg for one kid per day, improving health situation in poverty areas in China. This program is initiated and executed by SUF and 9 local NGOS. By supporting children in poor areas an egg's per day, “One egg program” have enhanced their physical and mental development status during the last 3 years, and have ameliorate their diet structure, especially low nutrient intake, to ensure their physical and mental balanced development.

Recently, program volunteer in Liangshan state, Sichuan province visited Chenguang primary school, Lizi village, one of our 66 beneficiary schools.

Let us take a look at the latest progress through the photos and introductions:

 

1 Brief itinerary:
visited Chenguang school early in the morning, supervised the one egg project implementation, interviewed the principal and the executive teachers; played with the kids, returned in the late afternoon.

2 Boiled Egg Process:

Currently, school boiled egg white, using high-power electric cooker cooking eggs.

3 Egg transport:

Egg purchase is regularly done by the assigned school teachers and eggs are transported to school directly.

4 Related Photos:

Please kindly refer to the attached report

 

Many thanks for your consistant attention and support!

 

Shanghai United Foundation

Links:


Attachments:

Shanghai United Foundation

One Egg Program Report (2013 S)

Shanghai United Foundation (SUF)

June 2014


About Shanghai United Foundation

Shanghai United Foundation (SUF) focuses on fund-raising for grassroots NGOs in an effort to relieve much of the financial burden that limits the growth and impact of promising organizations.

 

At present, most grassroots NGOs lack an effective method for professional fund-raising, and have very limited grant opportunities provided by most Chinese official foundations. The resulting funding gap forces them to focus a disproportionate amount of time on maintaining the operation of their organizations. As a result, they usually have neither the energy nor money to conduct large-scale fund-raising activities or focus on improving the impact of their programs.

 

The One Egg Program: One egg for one kid per day, improving health situation in poverty areas in China. This program is initiated and executed by SUF and nine NGOS.

 

 

Table of Contents

  1. Program Profile
  2. Program Development
  3. Program Finance Data
  4. Major Problems and Solutions
  5. Loving Partners


Shanghai United Foundation

One Egg Program Report (2013 S)

  1. Program Profile

The One Egg Program wasstarted by Shanghai United Foundation and other 9 NGOS. Up to now, the program has been operating in the past three years (six semesters).

By the end of last semester of 2013, the One Egg Program has been covering 66 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. The program has ensured 11,596 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

Provinces with schools planned at project sites

 

Basic Information of the One Egg Program Project Site Schools

(All schools are arranged in the sequence of projects’ starting time)

 

 

 

  1. Program Development
  2. The growth of Project Site Schools Number:

One egg program project was implemented in 66 schools in 2013.

2. Beneficiary Number Growth:

With the increasing number of supported schools, this year’s beneficiary number is 8630.

 

 

  1. Program Finance
  2. Overall incomes and expenses in 2013.

From Feb, 2011 to Dec 31st, 2013One Egg Program received a total income of 3,020,008.09RMB donated by people from all walks of life. The total expense was 2,183,316.27RMB.

Category

Income of2010RMB

Income of 2011RMB

Income of 2012RMB

Income of 2013RMB

Total amount

Income

0.00

961,020.57

1,277,736.31

704,884.37

2,943,641.25

Expense

237.60

137,803.58

579,487.63

668,985.06

1,386,513.87

Balance

-237.60

823,216.99

698,248.68

35,899.31

1,557,127.38

  1. One Egg Program Data in 2013 S

(1)  Operating Cost:

Under the influence of H7N9 bird flu, the price of egg fluctuates all over the country. Based on reports from the project owners, the average cost per egg is about 0.66 in 2013S, which is lower than 2013F.

 

 (2) Expense Standard:

001. Boiling Cost: every 150 eggs will cost about 6, and one egg on average will cost0.04. Considering the cost might be a burden for the schools, SUF will pay for it, so, the schools can give the fund to the cooks there.

002. Teacher Subsidies: appropriate subsidies will be paid to those teachers who are responsible for purchasing, transportation, boiling and distributing of the eggs. In fact, those teachers assist to supervise the implementation of one egg program project.

If thenumber of students is≤100 (including 100)existed,50 a month per school will be paid to those teachers. If the number of students is ≤ 200 (including 200), 100 a month per school will be paid. If the number of students is≤ 300(including 300), 150 a month per school will be paid. Similar principle applies for a number >300.

003. Costs for logistics and visits: Due to the differences in geographical differences and transportation, we don’t have a top limit to the expense for transportation and visits. We stick to the principle of frugality and honesty.

004. Operating Cost: SUF will give some operating funding to project owners for reducing their administration expenses,1000 for one school. While one school increased 200 will be deducted. Maximum subsidy is 1000, Minimum is 200.

 

 

  1. Major Problems and Solutions

1Eggs’ transportation

Now, the schools, where the program “one egg” was covered, almost are located in remote mountainous areas, and it is difficult for the eggs’ transporting, especially in rainy day. Because of the bad weather, the vehicle can not arrive at some schools, and the supply of eggs even has to be cut off.

Facing these difficult, the foundationhope those private vehicles can be rented to carry these eggs when the supplier’ free distribution is halted. In addition, we advice the schoolmasters maintain close relations with the supplier, and inform the supplier of  the consumption of eggs in time, about a week earlier, and the supplier can have enough time to arrange the free distribution.

  1. The price of eggs

As an important part of the program, the price of eggs has a direct impact on the budgets and operating costs of the program. According to the report from the different area, the price of eggs change with the whole market’ price, so it is impossible to calculate all the eggs’ cost precisely, or predict it. As one eggs’ supplier said, the egg has a new price every day.

Considering the price of egg is always floating, on the one hand, the project executing agency should monitor the price of eggs at all time; on the other hand, they must keep a good cooperation with the supplier. Therefore, we hope the eggs’ supplier can approve our public interest concept, and we can get good but inexpensive eggs, or the free transportation.


Attachments:

Stories from One Egg Program

 

TheOne Egg Programwas initiated by Shanghai United Foundation and 9 NGOs. Up to now the program has been operated for 3 years (6 semesters). The statistics of the 2nd half of 2013 are being compiled and will be published in June 2014. Meanwhile, we are going to share some stories happened during the implementation of The One Egg Program.

Please note: To project the privacy of the story individuals, all below names are alias or pseudonym.

 

1Story from Chunmiao student center of Yibin City

 

Xiao feng is a student of Da Wo Town Gao County, Sichuan Province.  Originally there were 4 people in her family, i.e., Dad, Mom, younger brother who attends kindergarten and Xiao Feng. Mom left home when Xiao Feng was six years old, and has never been heard of since. Unfortunately, Dad has to migrant to the city to make more money, who has no choice but to place his kids in foster care with neighbor’s house that is not wealthy. Throughout the year the poor family would not have any nutrient-rich foods.  The two children can only eat some simple greens and rice which also means they get fewer nutrients and run the risk of becoming nutritionally deficient.

 

The One Egg Program and government basic nutrition programs were started in Xiao Feng’s school when she was in Grade 3. From then on, Xiao Feng and her younger brother have shared one serving nutritious meal (just for compulsory education students) but two eggs when school snack time comes.

 

The following photos were taken from project Sichuan site of One Egg Project:

 

2Story from Ark Mutual Help Center

Xiao kuang and her sister live with their grandmother in Tiane County, Guangxi Province. Their parents died several years ago. Unfortunately the kids had nothing to live for but the government relief only, which is 100 RMB (approx. U$17) every month. Xiao kuang’s school provides the students with free lunch and supper in learning day but have no breakfast. Xiao kuang is a boarding student and he has pocket money 1 RMB (approx. U$0.17) every week. He often skips breakfast or occasionally buys some cheap biscuits instead. The same situation occurs to his schoolmates.

 

The One Egg Program was started in Xiao kuang’s school in 2012. Now the program has ensured Xiao kuang and his schoolmates one egg a day as their breakfast. For having one egg a day, those students who are consistently tardy to class have already attended classes regularly.

 

The following photos were taken from project Guangxi site of One Egg Project:

 

3Story from Children’s Hope Foundation

Yi Autonomous County where Yi people live in is one of the most extremely impoverished places of Yunnan province. There is regularly shaken by earthquakes, and people are scattered across in remote mountainous regions and they are not well off. Several villages share only one school, and many students have to spend one to four hours on their way to school. Every morning those students who look thin and small for their age get up early and have nobody to prepare breakfast for them or they don’t have the habit of eating breakfast. In one summer camp, Children’s Hope Foundation compared 200 countryside children of Yi Autonomous County with 50 other rural children of the same sex and age. They find the size gap between them is ten to twenty centimeters in height.

 

Before One Egg Program was launched, 95% of Nanjian Yi Autonomous County’s countryside students didn’t have the habit to have breakfast. The One Egg Program was started there in 2012 and ensured nearly 1,000 students one egg a day for their breakfast.

 

The following photos were taken from project Yunnan site of One Egg Project:

 

 

4Story from Apple-Garden Children Sponsorship Workshop of Guiyang, Guizhou Province

For students and teachers supported by the One Egg Program, one egg is a kind of love and. encourages them to form good behaviors. The following letter was sent from a girl who eats an egg every day in Chunhui primary school of Guizhou Guiyang.

 

Dear uncles and aunts,

I am a student in Class One, Grade Three of Huihuang primary school. Thank you very much for handing out eggs for us. Eggs bring us good health.

Eating an egg every day can be exciting. Thank you very much for bringing us so tasty eggs. I would study well and make progress every day to reward you for your kindness. Thank you very much again for giving us eggs which is rich in nutrients when we are hungry.

Sometimes, once an egg dropped on the dirty floor, the students never bear to part whit it but immediately picked it up and washed with cold water then ate the egg with gusto.(As the third photograph shooted.)

The following photos were taken from project site of One Egg Project:

 (Please refer the attachments for all mentioned photos)


Attachments:

Shanghai United Foundation

One Egg Program Report (2013 S)

Shanghai United Foundation (SUF)

Oct. 2013

About Shanghai United Foundation

Shanghai United Foundation (SUF) focuses on fund-raising for grassroots NGOs in an effort to relieve much of the financial burden that limits the growth and impact of promising organizations.

At present, most grassroots NGOs lack an effective method for professional fund-raising and most Chinese official foundations provide very limited grant opportunities. The resulting funding gap forces them to focus a disproportionate amount of time on maintaining the operation of their organizations. As a result, they usually have neither the energy nor money to conduct large-scale fund-raising activities or focus on improving the impact of their programs.

The One Egg Program: One egg for one kid per day, improving health situation in poverty areas in China. This program is initiated and executed by SUF. USD 152,550 were raised in 2011, which enable 2600 kids in 8 schools to have one egg everyday in 2011, 3400 kids in 12 schools to have one egg everyday in 2012and 8630 kids in 54 schools to have one egg everyday in 2013.

Index

  1. I.     Program Profile
  2. II.   Program Development

III. Program Finance Data

IV.Major Problems and Solutions

V.  Loving Partners


Shanghai United Foundation

One Egg Program Report (2013 F)

  1. I.      Program Profile

The One Egg Program was started by Shanghai United Foundation and 8 NGOS. Up to now the program has been operating for three years (six semesters).

By the end of last semester of 2013, the One Egg Program has been covering 54 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi,. The program has ensured 8630 kids and teachers in poverty-stricken area in west China one egg a day.

 

Provinces with schools planned as project sites

 

Basic Information of the One Egg Program Project Site Schools

(All schools are arranged in the sequence of projects’ starting time)

 

  1. II.    Program Development

1.Project Site School Number Growth:

One egg program project was implemented in 54 school in this year, students and teachers of these sub-schools(schools affiliated to the village school and far away from it) and teaching centers can have one egg a day.

 

2. Beneficiary Number Growth:

With the increasing number of supported school, this year’s beneficiary number is 8630.

 

  1. III.   Program Finance

1.Overall incomes and expenses in 2013 .

From February, 2012 to July 31st, 2013One Egg Program received a total income of 2,943,641.25RMB donated by people from all walks of life. The total expense was 1,386,513.87RMB. 

Categor 

Income of RMB  

Income of 2011 RMB  

Income of 2012 RMB  

Income of 2013 RMB  

Total amount 

Income

0.00

961,020.57

1,277,736.31

704,884.37

2,943,641.25

Expense

237.60

137,803.58

579,487.63

668,985.06

1,386,513.87

Balance

-237.60

823,216.99

698,248.68

35,899.31

1,557,127.38

2. One Egg Program Data in 2013 S

(1)  Operating Cost:

Under the influence of H7N9 bird flu, the price of eggs is instability all over the country. Based on reports from the executive institutions, the average cost per egg is about 0.77 in 2013S, this price low more than 2012S.

 

(2) Expense Standard:

001.Boiling Cost: every 150 eggs will cost about6 ,one egg will cost0,04 to be boiled. Should the cost be a burden to the schools, SUF will pay for it, encouraging schools to give the fund to the cooks there.

002. Teacher Subsidies: appropriate subsidies will be paid to those teachers who responsible for purchasing, transportation, boiling and distributing eggs. Sometimes, those teachers assist to supervise the implementation of one egg program project.

The number of students is less than 100 (including 100) existed,50 a month per school will be paid to those teachers. The number of students is less than 200 (including 200), 100 a month per school will be paid. The number of students is less than 300(including 300), 150 a month per school will be paid. The number of students and teacher subsidies amount and so on.

003. Costs for logistics and visits: Due to the differences in geographical differences and transportation, we don’t have a top limit to the expense for material flow and visits. We stick to the principle of frugality and honesty.

004. Operating Cost: SUF will give some operating funding to executive institutions for reducing their administration expenses,1000 for one school. While one school increased 200 reduced, maximum subsidy is 1000, minimux is200.

 

 

IV.  Major Problems and Solutions

1Eggs’ transporting

Now, the schools where the program “one egg” is performing , almost are located in remote mountainous areas, and it is not easy for the eggs’ transporting, especially in rainy day. In some schools, because the weather was bad and the vehicle could not arrive at the schools, the supply of eggs even was cut off.

Facing these difficult, the foundation suggest that private vehicles should be rented to carry these eggs when the supplier’ free distribution was halted. In addition, we advice the schoolmasters maintain close relations with the supplier, and inform the supplier that the consumption of eggs in time, about a week earlier, and the supplier can have enough time to arrange the free distribution.

The price of eggs

As an important part of the program, the price of eggs has a direct impact on the budgets and operating costs of the program. According to the report from the different area, the price of eggs change along with the whole market’ price, so it is impossible to calculate all the eggs’ cost precisely, or predict it. As one eggs’ supplier said, the egg has a new price everyday.

Considering that the price of egg is always floating, on the one hand, the project executing agency should monitor the price of eggs at all time; on the other hand, they must keep a good cooperation with the supplier. Therefore, we hope the eggs’ supplier can approve our public interest concept, and we can get good but inexpensive eggs, or the free transportation.

 

  1. Loving Partners

Sincere Thanks From Your Donation to the Eggs  

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Project Leader

Jie XIAO

Shanghai, China

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