Dawu Volunteers Spend Weekends with Rural "Left-behind Children"

April 11, 2016湖北省
By Zhu FenEditor: Hewater Liu

Local rural "left-behind" children receive presents for volunteers. [Dawu Women's Federation ]

A total of 77 volunteers in Dawu County, central China's Hubei Province, were organized by local women's federation to provide rural "left-behind" children (those whose parents have left them at households to find work in far-off cities) from 12 pilot villages with assistance during the weekends in 2015.

Target children were lectured about how to maintain psychological health and protect themselves against physical injuries in their daily lives. Meanwhile, volunteers also taught them about  personal hygiene, laws, and how to create handmade items and domestic education.

In addition to setting up comprehensive files for 1,020 beneficiary children, organizers teamed up with local  enterprises to raise funds worth more than 100,000 yuan (U.S.$ 15,470).

Thanks to the assistance of local women's federation and volunteers, children from rural "left-behind" families acquired better competence in their academic studies, personal lives, interpersonal interactions and self-protection skills. Those children also got regular contact with their parents through the internet and telephones, which was of great importance to their sound growth.

(Provided by Hubei Women's Federation)

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