Principles
 

How Every Cent of Your Donation is Spent

Sowers Action is characterized by separately raised funds for education aids and for operational purposes. All the donations designated for education aids are hence used solely for project assistance in China. The organization’s operational expenses are partially funded by membership dues and partially by sponsorship from Honorary Councilors. In addition, members and volunteers rendering services in Mainland China are liable to pay for all traveling and boarding expenses from their own pockets.

Helping people to be self-reliant is another distinguished objective of Sowers Action. For this reason, we would expect those seeking our assistance, that is, peoples living in the mountainous regions, to make their effort and finally be able to participate in the tasks of education improvement.

Sowers Action provides assistance to 4 fields of work: Teacher Training, Student Sponsorship, Special Education & Schools and facilities construction

Strictly adhering to the work guidelines of “On-site assessment, Direct subsidy and Long-term follow-up,” on the average, over 50 working groups are dispatched to various localities of China every year. Volunteers forming these teams must pay from their own pockets all costs and expenses incurred by every investigative tour they make in the impoverished regions in order to understand the local economy and the situation on education. Having acquired sufficient information about the school seeking assistance, these volunteers will recommend specific projects to the relevant departments of Sowers Action for examination and approval. Also, projects under assistance will be followed up in the long run to ensure that all donations are put to effective use. Sowers Action will consider providing assistance to projects only after our work teams have conducted on-the-spot investigations in the localities concerned.