Sparrow Future Charitable Fund
Sparrow Future Charitable fund is an education fund for children (under 21) in China whose parents are human rights activists or human rights lawyers.
The first four recipients of the fund are below:
- Lan Yaxin: Daughter of women’s rights activist Ye Haiyan (叶海燕), AKA Sparrow.
- Bao Zhuoxuan: Son of human rights lawyer Wang Yu (王宇) and Bao Long Jun (包龙军).
- Deng Jia Yu: Daughter of human rights activist Deng Chuanbin (邓传彬), AKA Huang.
- Deng Jia Yin: Son of human rights activist Deng Chuanbin.
Future recipients will be selected by the board of Humanitarian China and the Hooligan Sparrow film team.
ORIGIN OF THE FUND
In 2013, filmmaker Nanfu Wang went to China and made a documentary titled Hooligan Sparrow. During the process of making the film, she followed activists including Ye Haiyan (AKA Sparrow), Wang Yu, and Deng Chuanbin as they fought against the injustice in China. Wang observed that the children of the activists lacked financial support and education opportunities. Wang herself came from a remote village in China and didn’t have access to higher education when she was a teenager. With the knowledge that many Chinese human rights activists struggle to support their families, Wang established this fund in hopes that the children of these activists will have the opportunity to pursue education.
Your donation is made through Humanitarian China, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please use the memo “Sparrow Fund” when you donate. We’ll publish quarterly report on the donation and its distribution.
Last updated: 2016-03-14 10:55 PM