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Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library
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Pass Love Charity Foundation--Dandelion Village Library

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Pass Love Charity Foundation (PLCF, EIN 06-1768564) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization founded by two overseas Chinese college students in 2006. Inspired by the movie Pay It Forward (2000), …

Pass Love Charity Foundation (PLCF, EIN 06-1768564) is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization founded by two overseas Chinese college students in 2006. Inspired by the movie Pay It Forward (2000), PLCF passes love to children in poverty in China by helping them receive fair education. PLCF encourages the children to pass love forward.
This slides is an tntroduction to Pass Love Charity Foundation (PLCF)
The PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program
Unique features of PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program
Advanced educational concept and strategies integrated
An excellent collection of books selected by experts for the targeted rural readers
An inviting, inducing environment for reading
An effective training program for rural teachers
Impacts of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program
Library budget

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  • 1. Introduction to Pass Love Charity Foundation (PLCF) The PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program Unique features of PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program • Advanced educational concept and strategies integrated • An excellent collection of books selected by experts for the targeted rural readers • An inviting, inducing environment for reading • An effective training program for rural teachers Impacts of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program Library budget (Logo on the right)
  • 2. Introduction to PLCF A 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization founded in Michigan in 2006 by overseas Chinese students (EIN: 06-1768564) Chartered to establish excellent libraries in the poorest areas of China to help impoverished children receive fair, appropriate, and human-based education Transparency, professionalism, and effectiveness Concept: Pass love to impoverished children in China and encourage them to pass love forward Provinces with PLCF Dandelion Village Libraries: Anhui, Guizhou, Shandong, Guangxi, and Sichuan
  • 3. Introduction to PLCF (cont’d.) PLCF Org Chart Supervisory Board Board of Directors Advisory Committee Executive Committee PR Finance Legal HR Educationexperts Projectteams Fundraising Siteoperations Projects/Programs Media&comm. Outreach Projectsupport Internet Translation DandelionVillageLibrary Emergencyprojects
  • 4. Introduction to PLCF (cont’d.) Milestones of PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program • 2007: Design and planning of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program based on lessons learned from previous efforts • Spring of 2008: Received funds for the first two Dandelion Village Libraries • Summer of 2008: The first Dandelion Village Libraries completed • Nov. 2010: 16 Dandelion Village Libraries completed Experts/expertise of PLCF and its Advisory Committee • Chinese and US experts of rural education • Experts of children publications • Experts of child development • Experts of library science • Experienced teachers of Chinese language Professionalism in library project design & execution (see Features)
  • 5. Concept of an ecosystem • More than just a library • A library is the core • Beneficiaries: The school (students and teachers), the village community, and families are in the first ring • Resources: Donor(s), regional authority of education, village team of volunteers, and contractors are in the second ring • Partnership and coordination The PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program
  • 6. • Planned and coordinated deployment • Starting with one village library • Building subsequent libraries within a driving distance of ½ hour • Operation of newer libraries model after that of the earlier ones • Inter-library activities enabled • Effective regional staff training possible Three completed libraries in Anhui Provinces are at the centers Liken Library Yuying Library Wanglou Library Strategy: Building a regional village library network The Library Program (cont’d.)
  • 7. Unique Features of the Library Program (1) Integration of advanced concept of education through reading • Library hardware is not enough. Sustainability is the key. • Planting and nurturing the desire of reading in students and teachers • Education enriched by reading • Daily life enriched by reading • Continued utilization is the goal. • Sustainability model: “Self operating” instead of “external reliance”
  • 8. PLCF encourages teachers reading to students everyday. PLCF encourages students reading to other students. WANG Yage is reading a story for students in Wanglou Library (Aug. 18, 2009)
  • 9. PLCF encourages children to read with parents. Student YANG Qili is reading with her mom in Wanglou Library (Aug. 20, 2009)
  • 10. PLCF encourages teachers to use library books in reading classes. A reading class schedule showing teacher assignment (Likeng Elem. School)
  • 11. Students share their reading experience with each other.
  • 12. Students recommend good books to their peers. These are titles of the books students recommend to their peers.
  • 13. Students write book reviews themselves. “This book taught me that gold is not everything and that happiness is to love what you have.” (by a student at Likeng Elementary School)
  • 14. Other strategies for promoting book reading • “Chain Cards” showing the history of passing on a good book to the next reader • Dandelion Book Market for villagers • “Take knowledge home” ---- The young reading to the old • “Read a Word. Read the World.” ---- Teacher training • The Dandelion Reading Club • Dandelion Monthly ---- A periodical to promote a rural library culture • “The Best Book of the Year for Rural Children”
  • 15. Unique Features of the Library Program (2) A large collection of high quality, age-appropriate books
  • 16. Unique Features of the Library Program (2) A large collection of high quality, age-appropriate books
  • 17. An inviting, inducing environment for reading Unique Features of the Library Program (3)
  • 18. An inviting, inducing environment for reading Unique Features of the Library Program (3)
  • 19. An inviting, inducing environment for reading Unique Features of the Library Program (3)
  • 20. An inviting, inducing environment for reading Unique Features of the Library Program (3)
  • 21. A steady flow of trained volunteers to libraries Unique Features of the Library Program (4)
  • 22. A steady flow of trained volunteers to libraries Unique Features of the Library Program (4)
  • 23. A steady flow of trained volunteers to libraries Unique Features of the Library Program (4)
  • 24. Impacts of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program A survey conducted at Wanglou Elementary School in May, 2009, 9 months after the Wanglou Library’s opening, showed percentage of the students (3rd – 6th graders) who noticed positive changes in themselves in various aspects. felt happier m ore desire to read gained m ore knowledge better academ ic perform ance writing skills problem solving creativity & im agination behavioral im provem ent
  • 25. In response to a spontaneous question: Has the library brought happiness to you? Impacts of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program
  • 26. “You (the library) are a place of fun and no worry. I love books because of you.” Impacts of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program Question: What is the library to you? “It is a fun place. It is MY place.” “It nurtures my heart…..”
  • 27. “You are my best friend….You bring happiness to me….I love you!” Impacts of the PLCF Dandelion Village Library Program Question: What do you want to say to your library? “You are an indispensable part of my life now.” “From you I gain knowledge and strength.”
  • 28. Budge for a typical Dandelion Village Library (55 m2 ) Unit: RMB (¥) books furniture Interior deco office supplies Library supplies printed materials services Insurance for volunteers student activities teacher activities Sub total contingencies Project admin. TOTAL ¥69,000 is about $10,392 based on an exchange rate of US$1 = ¥6.64 as of late Nov. 2010.
  • 29. Let’s build more Dandelion Village Libraries together ! Pass Love Charity Foundation Ann Arbor, MI USA Contact: Ms. Keming Du Email: dukeming2003@gmail.com http://www.passlove.org “Our library spreads knowledge and happiness as dandelions spread their seeds.”

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