Providing scholarships to the daughters of remote villages in China to go to school – Since 2000
Over the course of our first 22 years, the Scholarship has enabled 143 Guanlan Sisters to return to and pursue the education they need to transform their own and their families’ lives, to live a life of relative safety and contribute to progress of their whole community.
The schooling has provided the girls with identity, legitimacy, visibility, and respect in the eyes of their families and villagers.
One Guanlan Sister wrote after receiving the Scholarship in its first year,
“I saw father and mother suffer such hardship and wither away over time, while mother kept saying, ‘dad and I can bear more hardship and exhaustion, but … we still can’t pay your school fees.’ At this moment, when I thought I would have to drop out of school, the village received the news of your gift, Guanlan Mama. You can’t imagine how happy I was to hear that you would support our and my schooling. We won’t let you down.”
Started over 20 years ago, learn more about how a professor and her family started GSF
The 2nd generation of Guanlan Sisters are now beginning school! Learn how they are doing
Help change the course of a life by donating to the GSF or contact us on other ways to help
Guanlan’s Sisters: A Family Journal – Documentary
This half-hour documentary premiered on WVIZ captures the life of a Guanlan sister and her journey. Click here to read a cleveland.com article about it