Representative of the Hong Kong-based Ip Chi Shing Charitable Foundation Limited Pang Zhicheng (R) talks to a beneficiary in Jingning County, northwest China's Gansu Province. [Gansu Women's Federation/Cui Juan]
A representative of the Hong Kong-based Ip Chi Shing Charitable Foundation Limited Pang Zhicheng toured Jingning County, northwest China's Gansu Province, from November 3-8, 2014 to learn about 33 underprivileged girls who are expected to receive financial assistance for their studies.
Applicants included 20 female high school students and another 13 girls from local secondary schools.
During the visit, Pang evaluated the students' families' incomes, health circumstances and the students' academic studies.
Pang praised local women's federations for their consistent efforts in helping needy girls and said the foundation would continue its cooperation with women's federations to provide underprivileged girls with assistance.
"I am happy to learn that all the students concerned have performed excellently in their schools and hope that they will achieve well in their studies in coming years," Pang added.
The candidate students vowed to further their studies as a way to express their gratitude to the foundation and donors.
Pang also said he would further try to raise the amount of contribution to six poverty-stricken girls among the students being assisted.
The foundation has made donations totaling about 710,000 yuan (US$ 115,934) and financially assisted 448 target students in Gansu since 2011.
The latest charitable effort was part of the "Spring Bud Project", launched by the China Children and Teenagers' Fund (CCTF) in 1989, to help girl dropouts return to school.
(Provided by Gansu Women's Federation/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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