Since September of 2012, the Aletta Foundation has been working with students from Hsinchu's Holland International School (HIS) facilitating an exchange between international students in Taiwan and students from Eya's Elementary School.
Since 2012, HIS students have been exchanging letters with Eya Students. Moved by the responses they received, HIS students decided to create the Eya Naxi Academic Fund and have been continually hosting fundraising activities with the goal of providing a scholarship for one student from Eya Elementary to continue through their junior high education.
By 2014, HIS students had raised nearly US$2000, which was enough to support one student through three years of junior high education (grades 7-9) at the nearest junior high school in Muli county. In January of 2015, a student at Eya Elementary was unanimously nominated by teachers to be recipient of this opportunity. As of August, 2015, Jihei Shenggen, has been continuing his education with the support of HIS students.
For more information on HIS's Eya Naxi Academic Fund, please visit their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/EyaFund