Cool Mountain Education Fund

To support education for community sustainability in Nuosu Yi communities, order our 2019 CMEF calendar.

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What We Do

Since 1999, we have been involved with education in Liangshan, the Cool Mountains First we raised money to build a school serving the Nuosu children of Yangjuan and Pianshui villages in Yanyuan County. Then we formed CMEF to support the school and its graduates, and now we are helping our graduates "pass it forward" by recommending their own students for scholarships, and we're also supporting some innovative girls' education projects and trilingual education in Nuosu, Chinese, and English.

Who We Are

Nuosu are a minority ethnic group in China, part of the Yi official nationality. Situated in the high mountains of Southwestern China, ...

Our School, 2000-2016

From 2000 to 2016, Yangjuan Primary School provided K-6 education for the village children of Yangjuan and Pianshui in the Liangshan, or Cool Mountain area of southern Sichuan.

Get Involved Now!

We welcome contributions to support our work, helping students and supporting innovative education projects in the Cool Mountains. You can also purchase beautiful Nuosu handicrafts. Our status as a 501(c)(3) organization means that all donations are tax-deductible. If you make a donation of $20 or more before January 15, 2020, we will send you a gift of a 2020 Cool Mountain Education Fund Calendar to the address on your donation.

"Congratulations on the Yangjuan graduations, and on seeing so many of them pass the college entrance exams. I am very happy to support their continued education." Professor Beverly Bossler, UC Davis