Women's Federation Brings Hope for Access to Education for Impoverished Student

August 17, 2016
Editor: Jane Wang
Women's Federation Brings Hope for Access to Education for Impoverished Student

Officials from the women's federation in northwest China's Gansu Province, alongside other caring female entrepreneurs, visit a poverty-stricken family in the local region on August 9. [China Women's News]

 

Xiao Yingjun, vice-president of the women's federation in northwest China's Gansu Province, along with Wu Aihua, president of the Municipal Female Entrepreneurship Association and other officials, together paid a visit to an impoverished student on August 9 to bring him hope of receiving a university education with caring donations.

Zhang Zongyang has enrolled at Northeast Dianli University, one of China's most prestigious educational institutions, this year. However, his family could not afford his tuition fees due to their challenging financial situation, Zhang said.

In addition, Zhang's father was injured by a serious mining accident, which left his right leg permanently and seriously damaged. While his mother, Li Shilan, has suffered from advanced cervical cancer, with much money spent treating her disease.

After learning about Zhang's family's financial circumstances on the social media, Liu Shiying, president of the federation, immediately initiated a project to call on charity-minded people to help the youngster access higher education.

Within three days, the project received positive responses from multiple charitable people across the province, organizers explained.

Xiao, vice-president of the federation, patiently asked about Li's health condition and encouraged her to have confidence in life while giving a 36,050 yuan (U.S.$5,400) donation to her.

The young man expressed his thanks to those who have helped him and stated that he would study hard in the future and be a good person.

Xiao told the local reporters that the federation would constantly help such underprivileged families, especially those women with breast cancer and cervical cancer in the province.

In addition, Yin Jianmin, a female entrepreneur in the provincial capital of Lanzhou, has promised to shoulder the four years of college tuition fees for the young boy.

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

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