Then Donation Breakdown
All but 10% for administration and bank fees go directly to the Guanlan Sisters to spend on schooling expenses.
Your donations are tax deductible. We will send you the acknowledgement of receipt of donation that you can use in your tax filing
Elementary Guanlan Sisters
US $75 toward her school fees in 6 years of tuition-free compulsory primary school.
US $30 as a nutrition supplement for select undocumented Guanlan Sisters.
Middle School Guanlan Sisters
US $75 towards the school and boarding fees in middle school.
High School Guanlan Sisters
US $150 – $450 plus on a needs-based sliding scale toward private tuition in post-compulsory high school which may cost
Life in Anjinggou
Families in the rural mountain village called Anjinggou tries try to make ends meet with farming and manual labor jobs.
Most of the parents of young school-age kids have left the village for work in nearby towns and cities, leaving their children behind to attend poor rural schools.
Since the mid-20-ten’s, most of the young school-age kids have also moved to towns, living with either a parent or relative, to attend rural migrant schools.
As “outsiders” [wailaide] without local residency, they are not entitled to any urban public services, or integrated, regular public schools.
They must return to their county of origin to attend post-compulsory high school and to take post-secondary entrance exams.
The Guanlan Sisters are selected on the basis of family need by the local selection committee, consisting of scholarship alumni and our field manager, all of whom are from the village.
On receipt of the scholarship, the family head accepts in writing his daughter’s scholarship through high school graduation.
Before the end of each school year, each Guanlan Sister writes a letter to Dr. Seeberg about her progress and plans in school. Our local field manager sends a report, summary accounts, and photos of the Sisters and their families.
For the new and continuing Guanlan Sisters, Dr. Seeberg wires the collected amount to a designated account in a Xi’an, Shaanxi bank. Our field manager then takes the scholarship funds to the Guanlan Sisters’ schools in Shangluo Prefecture, where an award ceremony is held and the funds are given to the families.
The local field manager receives a minimal stipend for his generous and competent services. Only the wire transfer fee is deducted from the scholarship fund all other administrative costs are volunteered by the Seeberg family and friends.
We encourage you to establish a one-on-one relationship with one of the Guanlan Sisters to accompany her through her education.
We will help you exchange photos and translate letters. Simply let us know and we will match you up.
By the 2019 school year we have supported 130 Guanlan Sisters to pursue the education they need to transform their own and their families’ lives and contribute to progress for their whole community.