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China Tomorrow Education Foundation (CTEF) is a Seattle-based non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, operated primarily by non-paid volunteers in the US and China. Our mission is to improve the education in rural China and prepare the children to become responsible global citizens by renovating schools, establishing libraries, supporting teachers, funding scholarships, and promoting public awareness of rural China education conditions.
Founded in 1999 by a small group of Chinese Americans, CTEF has established a network of volunteers and partnerships with NGOs throughout 13 Chinese provinces that submit on-going reports documenting what educational assistance is needed and in which locations. These volunteers and trusted NGO partners also monitor each project CTEF funded to ensure appropriate usage of the fund. With this intelligence and through generous donations, as of July 2009, CTEF has funded 147 school projects that include constructing and renovating school buildings, establishing libraries, and providing educational materials to compliment classroom curriculum.
Within the US, CTEF has grown with the support from various local communities in Seattle beyond the significant funding and volunteering help from employees at Microsoft Corporation. In addition, we’ve received help from employees at Amazon, ARM, Boeing, Goldman Sachs, Google, Honeywell, Merrill Lynch, and other companies. With the launch of the online donation program through PayPal in late 2007, CTEF has further extended its reach beyond the Pacific Northwest and received donations from around the world.