Family Nurturing Plan Creates Better Living Space for Impoverished Children

November 28, 2019
Editor: Wei Xuanyi

A pilot project of the Family Nurturing Plan, is launched in Gaomu Village in Cheng'an County in Handan City, in North China's Hebei Province, on November 18. [CWDF]

 

A pilot project of the Family Nurturing Plan initiated by the China Women's Development Foundation and Zhejiang Women and Children's Foundation, was launched in Gaomu Village in Cheng'an County in Handan City, in North China's Hebei Province, on November 18, with 32 households in Handan to benefit.  

With the aim of improving the comprehensive development of family life, the program helps create an exclusive learning and living space for children aged 5-14 in families receiving the basic living allowance.

It also organizes volunteers to accompany the children and their families 12 times a year to help promote children's healthy growth and achieve an overall improvement in family education. To date, the program has provided assistance to 5,707 families.

The Family Nurturing Plan helps create an exclusive learning and living space for children aged 5-14 in families receiving the basic living allowance. [CWDF]

 

For impoverished families, particular attention will be paid to helping people increase their confidence in lifting themselves out of poverty and ensure the children can receive quality education.

Zhang Jianmin, Secretary-General of the CWDF, said at the launching ceremony of the pilot project that the Family Growth Plan is an innovative practice that gathers forces from all walks of life and implements General Secretary Xi Jinping's requirements on family, family education and family traditions.

Zhang hoped to establish a mode of family education intervention in which governments give support and enterprises, media and other social forces participate in. A new social trend can also be formed as everyone takes a part in charity work. 

Prior to the launching ceremony, volunteers of the program visited a sixth grade student called Xiaoyu in an impoverished family in Gaomu Village. They helped Xiaoyu clean the room, paint the walls and install furniture, transforming his room into a more comfortable learning environment.

The volunteers install a piece of furniture. [CWDF]

 

Xiaoyu's mother expressed gratitude to the local government, the CWDF and the women's federations, saying that she will supervise Xiaoyu to study hard, and she will learn how to accompany him to grow up.

Xiaoyu's room before transformation [CWDF]

 

Xiaoyu's room after transformation [CWDF]

 

(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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