I'm thrilled to announce due to a generous grant from the Hegardt Foundation, for the third time in as many years the Northstar Nerd is teaming up with the China Tomorrow Education Foundation (CTEF) to make the world a slightly better place by building another school! It seems appropriate that only eleven days before Christmas, I can announce the funding of this new school. Please take 60 seconds and watch my short slideshow (see below). Most of the world's problems can be solved by providing access to better education.
Details: Disun (the bamboo school) is up in the mountains of southern China near the Vietnamese border. While it does not get cold like Minnesota in Disun, Winter temperatures fall to the low 40's and sleet is not unknown. When you see the present school, you'll know why I am trying to help these kids.
If you would like to help out with school suppliers for the new school, email me your pledge. Any donation to to CTEF is tax deductible in the USA. I'll get back to you with details. Live the Christmas spirit!
As always, Molly and I contribute both financially and with many volunteer hours to all our projects, but given we're not wealthy ... we rely upon your generosity to help with our work. You may wish to read a project report from the rebuilding of our first school in JiaYou, China.
Slideshow of New School Effort, Disun, China
Rebuilding Disun's School on PhotoPeach