Mission: To improve education opportunities for children and young adults in rural china by providing books, computers, relevant equipment and supplies, workshops and seminars to schools or libraries.
Programs: Scholarship - in 2016, the evergreen education foundation has granted scholarship to students in 64 senior high schools and 26 college/university students to provide support for their continuted education. Without our support, many of these students would find it extremely hard to continue their education.
itie 2016 - the 2016 information technology in education was co-held with national library of china, shenzhen library of science, technical guangzhou library, and wuhan university from 11/17/16 to 11/24/16. The theme for the conference was makerspaces: creativity in the library. There are four sub themes in different area: makerspace for cultural innovators at beijing; makerspace for innovators and designers at shenzhen, makerspace for everyone in the community and makerspace for students and educators at wuhan. Please refer to schedule o for continued detail. Itie international conference, held bi-annually since 2004, is aimed at the communication of ideas, methodologies, and practical experiences of library development, including promoting information literacy, cultural programs and educational innovations. Itie 2016 provided a platform for library professionals, students, educators, researchers and practitioners from both within china and abroad, to explore, discover and share their best practices in the design, creation, operation and the continual reinvention of makerspaces in the libraries. Itie2016 conference invited more than 20 keynote speakers and panelists from america, singapore, denmark and hongkong, and china in science and technology professionals. It attracted more than 1,000 participants. Evergreen education foundation supported more than 100 teachers and students from rural china to participate in all locations. Itie 2016 make space contest - every two years, evergreen education foundation (eef) hosts international conference and workshops in china to promote and strengthen the use of public libraries. This year, our conference theme is makerspace. In light of our theme, the foundation is announcing the itie 2016 makerspaces design - create contest. Guide by their teachers and mentors, middle and high school students are challenged to use their creativity to complete two tasks: task 1: design a makerspace for your school. Task 2: complete a hands-on maker project based on your students' interests and/or your community needs. This contest aims to give teachers and students an opportunity to learn and think about how to design an actual functional makerspace for their school as well as a chance to complete a hands-on maker project based on students' interests and/or community needs. By carrying out this exercise, participants will gain invaluable insights on the theoretical and practical aspects of designing and creating through makerspace for their school. Students will also gain vital skills required to be successful in life. These skills include critical thinking, team work, planning, budgeting, organizing, and time management. It also allows them the opportunity to discover, try new ideas, and learn the importance of the iterative process. Most of all it provides the basis for their becoming positive contributing members of society with an understanding of their interests and capabilities. The combination of theoretical design and hands-on application will solidify the innovation, design, and making process. There were 12 teams made through 2 round of contest and 9 of them presented in the conference. Small project 2016 - we sponsored 28 such small projects in 2015-2016, each has a budget not exceeding 806. These were chosen from submissions from school and public libraries. These projects deal with a variety of topics, including oral history, history around us, reading, math, ethnic customs, food preparation, art, calligraphy, and science.
expenses that are not allocated to a specific program service. Please refer to attachment a, program service summary for detail for all program services.