Uyghur Aid project is a volunteer-based project aimed to help Uyghurs in diaspora who are encountering with various challenges and the difficulties. This project is not affiliated with any organization or government; all participants are passionate, dedicated, and sincere individuals who support this project by making financial donation and/or by contributing their time and professional skills to help Uyghurs. If the project succeeds the first-year trial period, Uyghur Aid is planning to convert the project into a formal international foundation. The Uyghur Aid project includes the following projects:
- Student aid program;
- Orphan aid program;
- Aid to people in need (widows, elderly, people in poverty, people with disability);
- Consulting program (education, career, marriage, seek refuge, protection, apply for VISA… etc.);
- Entrepreneurship assistance program (matching people interested in entrepreneurship with financiers and investors; in addition, providing legal and investment knowledge and consulting);
- Parental guidance program (this provides parents with guidance on how to teach their children family values, religion, and their mother language Uyghur, and how to assist children with their academic performance)
- Generalize the use of family/last name convention;
- Distributing books to Uyghur;
- Guidance on Uyghur language training, religion & culture awareness (this program includes organizing and consulting with relevant schools, setting up curriculum for teaching Uyghur language, culture, religion and history)
Programs 1, 7, 8, 9 are already underway and program-1 will be explained in detail below.
Anyone who would like to contribute to the Uyghur Aid project can do so with financial donation and/or with their time and applicable skillsets.
A specific account will be provided to the donors. Donors will be provided with a monthly financial report. Accounting, finance, and oversight committees operate independently from each other for the transparency and accountability. Nominees to these financial positions will be provided to the donors and donors’ input will be taken into consideration for finalization.
Abduweli Ayup, the founder of this project, will manage the project. However, he does not get involved in the donation and spending process. He only involves in the high-level oversight to the finance.
Among programs listed above, ‘Student Aid’ program was initiated in October 2016. Currently, one student is perusing his PhD degree with the assistance from this program. We currently have a list of 295 students who could potentially benefit from this program.
According to the implementation plan, potential donors will be identified, and amount of their monthly donation will be estimated. Then, the number of students and their monthly financial need will be provided to the donors. The fund will be distributed according to the available fund and the need of each student.
Donors can join the project publicly, anonymously, or through third parties. The applicant needs to provide a government issued photo ID, a recommendation letter and proof of financial need. Unless requested by the both parties, the identities and other privacy of the beneficiaries and donors should not be disclosed to each other or. To apply for the financial assistance, the applicant must fill out the application form truthfully, provide necessary documents, a recommendation letter, and meet all the eligibility requirements . If the financial assistance is no longer needed, the beneficiaries are encouraged to contribute financially to “UyghurYar” project or volunteer their time.
The objective of ‘UyghurYar’ project is sponsor students receiving training in science, engineering and social science disciplines, such as medicine, engineering, computer science, pharmaceutical science, software engineering, market management, green energy, mechanical engineering , journalism , law, management, economics, accounting, social science, psychology, theology. The UyghurYar projects will also help students to be successful in academic training and their subsequent professional careers.
Since most of the existing financial aid organizations only sponsor students who are already in colleges and universities, this project will provide financial aid to students who are in technical training schools, language schools or other type of schools. UyghurYar program will also sponsor students who are preparing for their exams. The beneficiaries will sign contract with the UyghurYar project that, once becoming financially independent, they will become potential donors of the project.
If you also would like to become part of ”UyghurYar” project, you can support the project by making financial donation, or contribute to the projects with your time and other professional skills, knowledge and talents. If you would like to join “UyghurYar” project, you can join the following WhatsApp group or contact us via following email address:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
WhatsApp group join link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/invite/8AiloKXrasbE7zQib5Y8PP