These four Chinese characters mean “to change the future.” That is what The Gwen Moore Children of China Fund aims to do for hundreds of poor, rural children in the remote Luodian County of landlocked Guizhou Province in southwestern China.
Education is a key that can change the future in ways Luodian County residents never imagined—enhancing the quality of their lives, supporting their families, and changing their personal and social circumstances.
Most children in Luodian County are born into dire and persistent poverty. By providing children with access to education, the Fund helps to break this cycle.
The Fund was started by Gwen Moore in 1997, after she read a New York Times article on the plight of poverty-stricken children and their peasant parents in rural China. She was so touched by their stories that she searched for ways to help, first by sending small sums of money to a single school district to provide scholarships for the poorest local children. Over time, the Fund took shape as a major project and Gwen resigned her management consulting position to recruit additional donors and manage the Fund full-time.
Gwen was stricken by cancer and died in March 2012. Your generous donations, together with Gwen’s entire estate, support an endowment that will ensure this important work continues for generations.
The Gwen Moore Children of China Fund demonstrates the Power of One: how one individual, moved to make the world a better place, can do so—one life at a time.
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