The Phelex Foundation is a 501(c)(3) operating charity based in Massachusetts, the United States. Founded in 1995 by a group of Boston-area residents, the foundation actively promotes basic education for financially, socially or physically disadvantaged children in the poverty-stricken regions of rural Asia. It also runs a program in the US that promotes multi-cultural education. The Phelex Foundation has three operating divisions:
The Sustainable Tuition Aid Program focuses on establishing self-sustainable funding sources through school operated work-study programs, educational partnerships, communal participation and volunteerism. The foundation assists the school farms in applying new farming technology and modern, transparent accounting. In addition, the foundation helps set up a democratically elected Community Council to supervise the decision making process of the school farms, the tuition aid dispensation processes, and investments and local fund raising. The Foundation's trustees, partners, donors and friends are encouraged by the initial success of the foundation's projects in Asia, and are convinced that the growth of the Foundation's operation will bring greater benefits to an increasing number of deprived and disadvantaged children.
The Phelex Institute promotes the study of rural education in lesser-developed countries in Asia and Africa, and seeks to build an information resource center that supports the Phelex Foundation's assistance programs and those of other charities. The Institute provides semi-annually scholarships and field research grants to US-based graduate students researching topics related to the communal support systems, funding mechanisms and decision making processes in rural education in Asia's poor regions.
International Educational exchange brings win-win result to Chinese countryside schools and participating US urban youth. The life-changing expeience inspires young people to serve local and international communities enthusiastically.
Conflict Interest Policy
All of the trustees of the Phelex Foundation believe in helping the disadvantaged, and we have been working as volunteers without compensations ever since the very beginning. We have no interest in getting financial benefit from the work we do. No Board of Trustees get paid. The oversea branch office is keeping the number of staff to the minimum and the financial cost is under control.
Resolution of the Board of Trustees
The Trustees of the Phelex Foundation have decided unanimously that in the event of the dissolution of the Foundation, the remaining assets shall be handed over to another US-registered 501(3)(C) charity that is dedicated to the cause of education of disadvantaged children in the United States or overseas. The choice of the recipient charity shall be decided on by simple majority of the Board of Trustees at that time.
The Phelex Foundation Code of Ethics and Conduct requires directors, officers, employees and volunteers to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the foundation, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to comply with the Code and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Whistleblower Policy.
No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation of the Code shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Whistleblower Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the Phelex Foundation prior to seeking resolution outside the Organization.
Violations or suspected violations may be submitted on a confidential basis by the complainant or may be submitted anonymously. Reports of violations or suspected violations will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need to conduct an adequate investigation.
Our consistent works to help the disadvantaged children in rural China over the years have changed many children's lives, and impacted teachers, school leaders and parents.