Mission: READ stands for Rural Education Assistance and Development. READ Foundation, founded in 1998, grew out of the concern for the education of children living in the impoverished rural areas of China. Many low-income families in the rural areas of China cannot afford the expenses such as textbooks, pencils and materials, or let go their children's work for family income, in order to enroll them in school. These children, especially girls, end up not getting the basic education. READ Foundation gives need-based scholarships to these financially disadvantaged children so they can at least complete their elementary school.
Programs: READ Foundation's scholarship program provides financial assistance to children of low-income families in the rural areas of China to allow them an opportunity to at least complete their elementary school. In the future, READ Foundation may also provide money, books, equipment and/or supplies to schools in the rural areas of China.
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