"Spark Education Program" is a charitable program independently organized under the American Hunanese Association, aka AHA, in San Diego, California. Our mission is to help the needy Chinese school children in remote, backward, and poverty-stricken regions to have an opportunity for education. We employ a "school-centered" approach to meet the specific needs of a targeted school.
We adopt the name, "spark" - a tiny firelet that could ignite a powerful fire sweeping across a vast field. We hope that our program provides a platform to those who wish to help the less fortunate Chinese pupils. We invite you to join us to serve as a "star-spark". We envision that, together, we could start a fire-storm that would help eradicate illiteracy and poverty in those deprived regions. On the other hand, "spark a star" also represents our vision for all students in our program to keep their faith and hope and reach the star of their future.
We currently carry on three projects:
- Student Financial Aid: We help the needy students pay tuition to attend school till graduation. In a special case, we also assist with living expenditure.
- Teaching Facility Improvement: We assist the participating schools to upgrade or replace used equipment or to add new equipment or facilities such as a library or an Audio/Video room.
- Others: We provide other forms of assistance as an occasion arises. We may assist school in a small-scale infrastructure improvement. We also donate educational supplies to local culture organizations.
My dear friends, let your love serve as a sparking fire. Let the fire brighten the heart of ever longing for an education in otherwise living in poverty. Let your love warm the little heart whose simple wish is to have a chance to go to school!