The Phelex Foundation is a 501(c)(3) operating charity based in Massachusetts, the United States. Founded in 1995, The foundation actively promotes basic education for financially, socially or physically disadvantaged children in countryside China. It runs a program in the US that promotes multi-cultural education exchange for inner-city high school students as well.
International Educational exchange brings the win-win result to Chinese countryside schools and participating US urban youth. The life-changing experiences inspire young people to serve local and international communities enthusiastically.
Sustainability of beneficiary programs is at the center of the foundation's operating philosophy. Instead of making one-off donations, the foundation sets up small-scale commercially viable and eco-friendly agriculture projects with donations of $5,000-20,000. Within 2-3 years, proceeds from these projects will supply a steady stream of cash flow to fund free tuition for all financially deprived children in the village. After meeting the tuition needs, revenues can also be used to fund students' room and board, school fees and supplies, and improvement of school conditions.
American high school students from Boston visited Hua Guo Shan Elementary School in Hebei Province.
Since the Phelex Foundation was established in 1995, the countryside has improved its economic conditions tremendously.. The foundation therefore adjusted its focus in helping disadvantaged children in other ways.
Mr. Rollins donated funds to Phelex's sustainable Dripping Water school project in Hubei Province in memory of his beloved educator mother. Mrs. Rollins displayed the Thank-You letters that she received from China's countryside students at her home.