"Spark Education Program" is a charitable program independently organized under the American Hunanese Association (AHA), in San Diego, California. Our mission is to help needy Chinese school children in remote, backward, and poverty-stricken regions 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.
Major projects we carry on:
- Student Financial Aid: We help needy students pay tuition to attend school until graduation. In special cases, we also assist with living expenditure.
- Teaching Facility Improvement: We assist participating schools in upgrading or replacing used equipment, and in adding new equipment or facilities such as a library or an audio/video room.
- Others: We provide other forms of assistance as the occasion arises. We may assist schools 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!