North America Chinese Education Foundation (NACEF) is in its 10th year of service. We have been dedicated to promoting higher education in the Chinese American community in the U.S and providing educational opportunities to the less privileged children in China. We have had exceptional success over the past 5 years. Our foundation has also grown rapidly.
In the U.S., NACEF has established two successful educational programs for the Chinese American communities: The Youth Science Program and American Health Today. We have seen great results. In China, we have been actively supporting Project Hope- a foundation that provides financial support towards education for the less privilege children who cannot afford to go to school otherwise. With the generous donations from our corporate and individual supporters, we have successfully founded multiple schools and provide education to over 2000 children in rural China. We've also donated over $1.1 M US dollars worth of textbooks.
Now, as we are welcoming the 21st century, we are faced with many new exciting challenges. In addition to continuing our services to the Chinese communities in the U.S. and our support to the poor children in China, we are adding new programs to promote cultural exchange and joint education between the U.S. and China. These programs are created to support the Chinese educators who are faced with tremendous challenges since China's entry into the World Trade Organization.
At NACEF, we want to do our part to promote the exchange of culture and education between United States and China. Of course, our success cannot be realized without your support. On behalf of the board, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your generosity. I encourage you to continue your support and provide us any new ideas and suggestions. I am confident that together we will make a difference.