The women's federation of the city of Fuzhou in southeast China's Fujian province recently announced a list of 11 grassroots organizations that will receive charitable help as part of the Rural Vitalization and Development Project.
The list was announced at a special event jointly held by Fuzhou Women's Federation (FWF), Hengshen Charity Foundation and Meihe Public Welfare Development Center.
The initiative aims to single out groups, such as one in Haiyang Village in local Lianjiang County, to gather women's strength and enhance rural vitalization, said a spokesperson.
The project will provide small financial support, along with training guidance and technical assistance, to help such groups with rural governance and resource connections.
This will enable rural women to participate in skills training, village governance schemes that promote harmony and encourage voluntary services.
The organizations' projects are set to include planting techniques, environmental protection actions, tourism development and bodybuilding activities.
According to the requirements, the initiative requires villages to formulate their own one-year plan to support rural women in setting up township classes in the local area; to provide online and offline special training and exchanges for no less than 20 sessions; to cultivate more than 200 rural women pillars; and, benefit more than 1,000 people/times.
The project was originally launched in May and won proposals from more than 20 grassroots women's organizations. The results were determined by village inspections carried out by the sponsors.
An official from FWF said that under the joint action of relevant government departments and social organizations, the project will enable rural women to realize their potential and bring about a new force in rural vitalization.
(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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