China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA)

Founded in 1989, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation is a non-governmental charitable organization registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. It has become one of the largest and most influential philanthropic organizations in the field of poverty alleviation in China. By the end of 2020, CFPA had raised USD 1.2 billion of funds and materials in total and benefited 48.4 million person-times of poverty-stricken and disaster-stricken population. In the past 32 years, CFPA has made continuous progress in terms of project management, internal governance, and social impact by improving professional skills and developing more beneficiary- oriented programs, which has been widely recognized by the public. By the end of 2020, CFPA has invested more than USD 30.77 million in international poverty reduction and development programs, benefiting more than 1,000,000 person-times in 24 countries and regions. In 2015, CFPA launched long-term projects in many Asian and African countries, and was officially registered in Myanmar and Nepal, symbolizing that CFPA has officially become an INGO.

China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) is a non-governmental organization specializing in poverty-reduction, registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 1989 and is professionally supervised by the State Council Office of Poverty Alleviation. By the end of 2017, CFPA has accumulatively raised poverty alleviation funds and materials of RMB 34.09 billion, benefited 33,280,700 people in impoverished conditions from disaster areas. CFPA employs about 4,600 people and has become a leading philanthropic organization with poverty reduction as its largest social impact. By devoting itself to the four fields, namely, health improvement, education equality, rural development and humanitarian aid, CFPA is taking an initiative in addressing social problems together with donors, volunteers and other individuals. CFPA’s growth and transformation continues as it seeks to internationalize and play a robust role in global relief and development. CFPA has won extensive recognition for its professionalism, good governance, accountability, transparency and innovation. CFPA has twice been rated as a top 5A Foundation by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Since 2005, CFPA has started internationalization and carried out philanthropic projects in 20 countries and regions, including Indonesia, Pakistan, Myanmar, Chile, Haiti, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, the Horn of Africa, Cambodia and Ethiopia. Projects include international disaster emergency relief, sustainable operation demonstration of international public welfare hospitals, maternal and child health care network demonstration, Paukphaw Scholarship and Project Smiling Children in Ethiopia and Sudan, etc. In 2011, the construction of the Sudan Abuousher Hospital was completed, which won the prize of Outstanding Public Diplomacy Project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China. In 2015, CFPA implemented long-term philanthropic projects in Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Myanmar and Nepal, with Myanmar and Nepal office officially registered. As of December 2017, CFPA has accumulatively input RMB 132 million of cash and materials in international philanthropy.

CFPA is the first active Chinese NGO in Nepal which has general agreement with SWC Nepal to channelize aid funds to assist in the reconstruction after the earthquake ravage that occurred in April 2015. The General Agreement between Social Welfare Council (SWC) and China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) was signed on August 13th, 2015 ,thereafter which CFPA operated its projects under Project Agreement (PA) approved from Facilitation Committee under Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCS).On 26th April 2015, CFPA had immediately launched emergency responses to Nepal Earthquake victims in Kathmandu. Till date CFPA Nepal office has helped more than 300,000 people. Our reconstruction program has undertaken various projects including disaster investigation, life rescue, food provision, disinfection treatment, health care, and school support program and has mainly focused on 4 areas: education, water, sanitation and hygiene and health. Hepatitis B screening project has benefitted 50,000 people and 109 health workers’ exporter team in Kaski District. In the year 2017, we executed the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program (WASH) in Nagarjun municipality, Kathmandu where 6 public toilets with water tanks and a wash hand system have been built and 1,200 women and children were trained.

The first CFPA’s reconstructed school after the earthquake 2015 is “Suning- Yuba School”. We are pleased to receive praise from Vice-President, Nanda Kishor Pun for our support for the reconstruction of MahendraAdarsha School (MAV) and Suning- Yuba School. School support program includes love package, stationeries, computer support programs, psychological counseling programs, bench support programs which benefited around 20,000 students in 14 districts in Nepal. Educational Support program (School bags, stationery and health kits) Less capacity of investment in education, unfavorable environment is one of the reasons for the student drop outs from schools. Insufficient school materials and bags affect the performance of the children and behaviors as well. Some students often lose their study materials on the way to school while having to travel long distance from home to reach their schools whereas those who do not have school bags are often seen more insecure and distracted being more concerned about their study materials that is kept in the open instead of proper school bags. These also prevent students’ focus on extracurricular activities and are unable to display good performance in those activities. CFPA through this program will support school children by providing them with love packages which includes school bags, necessary stationary materials and clothes. This program aims to facilitate those children from impoverished family whose family have low income sources and are not able to afford basic educational necessities and clothes to go to school.

This will also help boost the confidence of those children who previously used to hesitate to go school being devoid of school bags, stationeries. This support of basic educational necessities will encourage such needy children to go to school and help reduce the absenteeism rate as well as increase the school enrollment rate. The long-term goal of Education in Nepal is to provide citizens with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude require to work actively in the development of the country and to integrate Nepal into the global community through ensuring equitable access to and quality of education for all, particularly focusing on basic education. Education has been considered as a fundamental right of the people by the Nepal Constitution of 2072B.C.(2015 AD) Current National Plans on education: Education for All (EFA) National Plan of Action/NPA (2001-2015) and School Sector Reform Plan/SSRP (2009-2015) have identified some of the strategies to ensure equitable access to education. Consultation meetings will be organized with the concerned stakeholderslike Local Education Office/section of local level. Various field visits will be organized to identify beneficiary schools and meetings with school principals and School Management Committees will be conducted. Then there will be selection of the needy students based on certain criteria thereafter which the love package items including the school bags, stationary will be distributed among those students. After the distribution program, a follow up visit will be done to the schools where there will be interaction and meeting with those beneficiary children. Finally, the impact assessment and final reporting on the program will be prepared.

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