Peach stands for Promoting Education, Art, and Community Harvest. Created by a group of U.S. citizens in 2001, Peach Foundation is a California non-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations. The Peach Foundation was formed to help children from the poorest parts of China obtain an opportunity to complete a college education. The Foundation makes arrangement with local regions to elect qualified teachers, who are then entrusted to recommend students based on financial need and academic potential. After a stringent evaluation process, selected students will receive financial assistance directly in the form of a scholarship. The teachers from the local regions are responsible for communicating with the Peach Foundation and for handling matters related to this task. Each year, appointed volunteers representing the Foundation will travel to various regions in China at their own expense to evaluate the program. Since 2002, Peach has also published its own annual reports that summarize their progress.
11 JAN 2015"To our supporters: Our organization celebrates our 13th anniversary and we thank you for your never ending support. We have turned from a sprout into a tree. The value of the RMB has increased significantly in the past few years. Even though elementary school is free, other expenses add up to 3000 RMB ($500). A high student spends 3000 RMB ($500) on school tuition, and 4000 RMB ($640) per year on living expenses, spending a total of about 7000 RMB ($1126). Despite giving students 1600 RMB ($300) scholarships, our students still have to apply for grants from the country and even then students do not have enough money. In these areas, our organization helps students take out loans. We plan to give middle school students $150 scholarships for a year, high school students $300 scholarships for a year. These have increased from the previous 800 RMB ($128) scholarships given to middle school students and the previous 900 RMB ($144) given to high school students. For high school stud...
08 DEC 2014[img]/images/user/3_13423642585857554765.jpg[/img] Dear Givology c/o Joyce Meng: The letters of thanks from the students, 11205 Shixiang Ma, 11206 Yongqiang Chen, 11221 Puba Li, 11249 Zhou Jiang, 11268 QIng Lu, 11280 Qiuhua He, 11281 Yan Liu, is attached with this letter. If you want to write back, please send the letter to our office in Kunming( the address is in below) and we will send them to these students. Peach Foundation Chaoming He 10/10/2014