One plan that is being used to implement this UN SDG is the Project Hope. It is a Chinese public service project organised by the Communist Youth League (CYL) Central Committee and China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF). Its goal is to establish grant-in-aid programs in 328 poverty-stricken countries to help the less fortunate children and ensure that all Chinese children are able to receive basic education. Due to the severe situation in extremely poor areas in China, CYL Central Committee established CYDF on October 30, 1989, to provide subsidisation to children who are unable to attend school. With the funds collected from the society, CYL is able to establish long-term grant-in-aid programs to help educationally young deprived children, build schools for the poorer villages, provide teaching aids and basic learning essentials such as writing materials and textbooks, and provide special scholarships to outstanding students to receive college education. In May 1990, the first Hope School was opened in Jinzhai County, Anhui Province.
To expand their goals, CYDF implemented a program called, “Project Hope – Million Love on April 15, 1992. It allows donors to establish direct ties with a school or provide a dropout from one of the nation’s poverty-stricken areas with financial assistance until graduation. This program has benefitted poverty-stricken counties in 23 provinces and autonomous prefectures.
By the end of 2004, Project Hope has achieved a lot of things. Some of which is that it managed to provide education to more than 3,400,000 poor rural students, built 15,940 ‘Hope Primary Schools’, built over 150 distance learning centres for students living in remote areas and provide financial assistance to about 130,000 secondary and tertiary students with the ‘Project Hope Scholarship’.