Education  China Project #52687

Support Girls' Education in Rural China

by The SOAR Foundation
Support Girls' Education in Rural China
Support Girls' Education in Rural China
Support Girls' Education in Rural China
Support Girls' Education in Rural China
Support Girls' Education in Rural China
Support Girls' Education in Rural China
Jul 13, 2022

SOAR Changed My Life!

My Mother and I
My Mother and I

Hi everyone! My name is Chen, I was born in a tiny village of a rural county from Shaanxi Province. There are five people in my family: my elderly grandma, my peasants parents who only know how to grow crops, my younger brother who gets all my parents love and me. When I was little, I attended the kindergarten in our village’s welfare home. If you haven’t heard of our province, Shaanxi is famous for the TerraCotta Warriors, but our village is full of yellow dirt, as impoverished as you can imagine. 

When I was in elementary school, I didn’t know what my future would be like. One day, our school held a meeting about education in the village. I remembered there was a slogan saying, ” No matter how poor we are, we will support education for children.” As I grew older and went to middle school, family tension arose intensely because of the birth of my younger brother. As you might have heard about the gender bias that our older generations prefer boys over girls without any reservations. This is especially true in the northern part of China like where I grew up. My parents would fight and argue over the cost of my school intuition and fees. My father insisted that I should quit school and save money for my younger brother to go to school. I could only lower my head and lower more like I could hide myself in the cave or bury myself in the ground. I felt desperate and unfair, seeing no future at all. 

Until the moment I met SOAR, it’s like a bright light breaking through all the dark clouds and lightened my life. Although I don't know the names of the donors and volunteers, I always remember the name SOAR! From that moment, my life has been changing substantially. With the help from SOAR, I studied very hard and got enrolled in the best high school in our county. (Our county has more than one hundred villages.) Then I chose to learn preschool education as my major in college. Through my journey, I met other SOAR students who shared similar experiences. With the help of SOAR and everyone’s efforts, each of us defeated our original life paths and turned to new pages of life books. 

After I graduated, I passed the teaching qualification exam and became a teacher. I decided to devote my life in the small village, to pass the love of SOAR to more people in need, and to realize my dream with love to help others. 

Thank you SOAR!

Chen       

Editor's Note:

GlobalGiving's July Bonus Day starts on July 20th 9am EDT (6am SF Time). 

$400,000 available in Matching Funds for participating projects!

30% match on donations from $100 - $499 (while funds remain)

40% match on donations from $500 - $749 (while funds remain)

50% match on donations from $750 - $1,000 (while funds remain)

Donations up to $1,000 per unique donor per organization will be matched (while funds remain)

First come, first serve!

Thank you in advance for helping SOAR to win the BONUS! 

My Student and I
My Student and I

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

The SOAR Foundation

Location: Fremont, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Dawn Luo
Fremont, CA United States
$22,927 raised of $80,000 goal
 
158 donations
$57,073 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

The SOAR Foundation has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.