Xinjiang Launches "Heng'ai Action" to Help Impoverished Children

September 28, 2014
Editor: Sophia Zhu
Xinjiang Launches ‘Heng'ai Action‘ to Help Impoverished Children

Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Song Xiuyan (L2) weaves sweaters together with other women. [cnwomen.com.cn]

The launch ceremony of the charity event "Heng'ai Action" was held in Urumuqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on September 25, during which women representatives from local areas and other provinces gathered together to weave sweaters for impoverished children.

Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Song Xiuyan and Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF Jiao Yang attended the ceremony. Song also weaved sweaters together with the women.

Ye Yuting, a mother, said that it a sweater is more precious than any other gifts for a child.

President of Beijing Women's Federation Ma Lanxia wanted to bring more communication between Xinjiang and the rest of China closer through this acitivity.

The Heng'ai Action, established in 2005 by the China Children and Teenagers' Fund and the Hengyuanxiang Group, is a public knitting campaign designed to provide warm winter clothing to impoverished children across China, many of whom are forced to face the long, cold winter still wearing their light summer clothing. This initiative appeals to the public through the medium of women's federations and foundations in various regions and calls on the public to knit sweaters for disabled children and orphans. More than 600,000 children have received home-knitted sweaters from loving parents in 30 or more provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions.

(Source: cnwomen.com.cn/Translated by Women of China)

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