Shanghai United Foundation
One Egg Program Report (2013 S)
Shanghai United Foundation (SUF)
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.
III. Program Finance Data
IV.Major Problems and Solutions
V. Loving Partners
One Egg Program Report (2013 F)
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.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.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.
Income of RMB
Income of 2011 RMB
Income of 2012 RMB
Income of 2013 RMB
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
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.
Sincere Thanks From Your Donation to the Eggs
More detailed report with graphs and pictures, please see the attached pdf report.
I. Program Profile
The One Egg Program got started in December, 2010. Up to now, the program has been operating for two years (four semesters), covering 23 elementary schools in four provinces including Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan and Guangxi. By the end of last semester, the program has ensured 5643 kids and some teachers in poverty-stricken area one egg a day.
In the second semester of 2012, the project was performed in four provinces, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou Province. The number of the beneficiaries is quite the same in each province.
II. Basic Information of the One Egg Program Site Schools
(All schools are arranged in the sequence of projects’ located provinces.)
1. LocationLiangshan Prefecture Sichuan ProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOYinghuo Volunteer Service Center of Chengdu Hi-tech Zone Beneficiary Number514 people
2. LocationQingshen County, Sichuan ProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOQingshen County, Sichuan Province Beneficiary Number436 people
3. LocationGao County, Sichuan ProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOChunmiao Student Center Beneficiary Number679 people
4. LocationMengshan County,Guangxi Province Local Grassroot NGOXinshou Family Beneficiary Number: 662 people
5. LocationTiane County, Guangxi ProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOWild Lily FoundationBeneficiary Number813 people
6. LocationYongning Conuty,Yunnan ProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOEdu-aid in Yongning, Lijiang Beneficiary Number1172 people
7. LocationNanjian Yi Autonomous County, GuangxiProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOYun Education Fund Beneficiary Number289 people
8. LocationGuiyang, Guizhou ProvinceLocal Grassroot NGOApple Garden Children Sponsorship WorkshopBeneficiary Number1078 people
III. Program Development
1. The Growth of Site School Number
Compared to the first half of the year, we’ve got in our project sites eleven more schools. Among all the beneficiary schools, Hebazi Village School, Alo Village School, Tuozhi Village School and Wenquan Village school, all have subschools (schools affiliated to the village school). Students of these subschools and teaching centers can have one egg a day, too.
2. Beneficiary Number Growth:
With the increasing number of beneficiary school, this year’s beneficiary kids number is 5643.However, the number of beneficiary declined than expected, from 6400 to 5643.This means in the remote area of China’s western region there exists empty nest phenomenon. In 2013, the number of beneficiary people and site school will increase.
IV. Program Financial Statistics
1. Overall incomes and expenses in 2012 From February 2011 to December 2012, the One Egg Program received a total income of 2,688,756.88 RMB donated from various resources. The total expense was 717,528.81 RMB.
2. One Egg Program Data in 2012 F
(1) Operating Cost:
Based on reports from the executive institutions, due to the price incensement in egg market, the average cost per egg is about 0.82 in 2012F, which is higher than 2012S. The details are as follows.
001.Boiling Cost: Every 150 eggs cost about6 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:50 a month per school will be paid to those teachers who cooked and distribute eggs (including the subschools of the primary schools)
003. Costs for logistics and visits: Due to the differences in geographical distribution 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 burden.1000 for one school. While one school is increased, 200 will be reduced for the executive institutions. The maximum subsidy for the executive institutions for one school is 1000.
V. Major Problems and Solutions
1. The School Feeding Program starts to be popular throughout China.
Since mid 2012, the local governments in the west China have been making efforts to popularize School Feeding Programs. But the implementing methods vary from place to place. Some provinces provided lunch meals, whilst some others supplied eggs, milk and sausages. SUF will treat schools in these provinces differently.
A. SUF will cancel the project sites and will not establish new ones in schools already supplied with eggs and milk by the local government.
B. For those with government supplying lunch meals, SUF will ask local grassroots NGOs about these meals. If the meals are nutritious enough, SUF will mostly not consider establishing project sites there. If the meals are poor in nutrition, however, SUF will seriously consider establishing a project site there.
C. The School Feeding Programs are now covering schools in the period of nine-year compulsory education. In many regions, kindergartens and elementary schools have lessons in the same school. With the help of School Feeding Programs, however, only elementary school students can benefit from it. So in the next half year of 2012, SUF will include kindergartens or preschools into the One Egg Program.
2. Differences among the executing ability of the executive institutions start to appear.
In the first half year of 2012, most local grassroots NGOs have made excellent projects reports and publication, which matches SUF’s demands. In the meantime, however, a few of them needed more efforts in meeting SUF’s demands. Therefore, the One Egg Program will be improved in following aspects in 2013.
A. Encourage those with excellent performance NGOs to apply for new project sites.
B. Pay more attention to problematic executive institutions, give them some suggestions.
C. If some local grassroots NGOs can’t meet the requirements after times of adjustment, SUF will no longer accept their applications for new project. Meanwhile, SUF will cancel some of those project sites.
3. SUF has decided to give more financial help to local grassroots NGOs.
The local grassroots NGOs of the One Egg Program are all civil charity organizations working under the first line. The One Egg program is not their major work. For the local children’s welfare, however, each institution has putaside 20-day-work of at least one full-time staff member to run the One Egg Program.
Most grassroots organizations in China are now stuck seriously in the problem of fund shortage. Meanwhile, some local grassroots NGOs do have quite a lot of pressure to survive. Although SUF reimburses the visit cost and give some labor cost or operating cost, the administration expenses are also gradually increasing with the number ofthe projects.
In order to ensure the project’s sustainability and reduce the operating cost of NGOs, SUF will provide more operating subsidy for executive institutions, which will be helpful to the development of the utility.
VI. Fund Raised in 2012
In 2012 the One Egg Program has raised 1,727,736.31, including644,668.44 from Shanghai United Walkathon SUF hosted for children welfare projects.
Loving Partners Who Supported the One Egg Program in 2012
The‘One Egg Program’ started from December 2010, and served only 132 kids from one primary school in Guiyang Province then. So far, our program have covered 23 schools in 5 provinces in western China, serving one egg per day for more than 6500 kids living in less-developed districts.
The Alo School is one of our benefited parties, the newly updated student number is 162. We stared serving this school from September 2011, until now (including the last 3 months), we have been continuously offering one egg to every pupil on every school day.
The school located in Liangshan Area of Sichuan province, which is one of the poorest areas in China. The visage of local community and people can be seen from pictures posted in this report. Most students’ family meal is only potatoes for every day, so eating rice in school’s canteen has been a happy time for kids, not to mention eggs per day.
Last month, we received the first grant from Globalgiving, USD4,510.75 after service charge of USD15.00 from bank. Now, the Alo School is during winter vacation, the program will restart from March 2013, and will go on as long as eggs are needed there.
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