The Pfrang Association invites to the annual Pfrang Gala at the Nanjing International School on 27 May 2017. Pfrang’s mission is to raise funds to sponsor the high school education of underprivileged children. “We believe this sponsorship provides students with the chance to lead a self-directed and fulfilled life,” states the latest annual report.
During the academic year 2016-2017, Pfrang supported 308 students (177 girls and 131 boys) enrolled in 17 schools across five counties in Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces. Among them were 40 Junior Middle School students and 268 Senior Middle School Students.
On 16 April 2017, a team visited beneficiaries for an annual spring visit. Besides the Nanjing International School (NIS), the British International School (BSN) joined for the first time. The participants met with students and some of their families. They experienced the daily life and the hardships of poor living conditions. The students and family guardians had to face unfortunate circumstances such as runaway parents, employment problems, serious health issues and physical and mental disabilities. ‘These heartbreaking stories resulted in many tears among the students and our visiting team,’ said one of the participants afterwards.
Students who receive funding are monitored throughout the academic year to ensure they meet the Association’s eligibility requirements. The students’ academic and behavioral reports together with the families’ financial situations are reviewed. Random school visits ensure that funds are not used for any other purposes.
The Pfrang Association is a nonprofit charity organization with the intention of providing funds aimed at helping underprivileged children in Jiangsu Province to attain education. In setting up the Association, Pfrang has developed a partnership with the Amity Foundation. The Pfrang Association is a group of people who are united in the belief that education is one of the most basic and valuable assets in our society and therefore should be accessible to all young people. In April 2000 the Pfrang family lost their lives in a dreadful crime in their home in Nanjing. The Pfrang Association acknowledges the fact that social inequality and poor education prepare the grounds for crimes.