Public Welfare Project Sends Family Education Texts to Locals in N China

August 5, 2016
By Zhang XiaoxiaEditor: Joyce Dong

Officials launch the WithUp public welfare project in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, on August 3. [banbiantian.org.cn]

 

Officials held a launch ceremony on August 3 for the WithUp public welfare project in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi Province, to promote family education among local families.

WithUp was set up in 2014 by China Family Education Institute, China Next Generation Education Foundation, All-China Women's Foundation (ACWF) and Beijing Education Institute.

In accordance with the project, parents of under-18s can receive a free helpful tip each week via their cell phones, containing knowledge on nursing care, nutrition, physical health and how to be good parents, among others.

Shanxi Women's Federation and Education Department established the local WithUp family education platform to increase their scope and allow them to benefit a larger numbers of families.

The project will pilot the use of new media to carry out early childhood education activities and offer family education guidance services, an official said.

Parents can join up for the text-sending scheme by scanning a special QR via the instant messaging app WeChat, the official added.

Gu Xiulian, director of the China National Committee for the Wellbeing of the Youth and former president of the ACWF, attended the ceremony.

 

Gu Xiulian (R2), director of the China National Committee for the Wellbeing of the Youth and former president of the ACWF, talks with Wang Weiqing. [banbiantian.org.cn]

Children attend the launch. [banbiantian.org.cn]

 

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

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