A child-centered campaign initiated by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) has been progressing with the participation of university volunteers, cadres of local women's federations and professionals such as lawyers and doctors.
Thousands of disadvantaged and left-behind children enjoyed their summer holiday with the volunteers' high-quality companionship.
The ACWF made a comprehensive top-level plan and joined hands with several State ministries and commissions to carry out the campaign during the summer vacation.
The ACWF released a joint notice on family education and child care with the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League calling on more departments to organize voluntary activities centering on patriotism, to care for disadvantaged children and left-behind children in rural areas and to raise children's awareness of safety.
A joint campaign by the ACWF, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and two other authorities was launched in Beijing on July 10 to care for disadvantaged and left-behind children during the summer vacation.
Hunan, Sichuan and Gansu provinces were selected as voluntary-service bases for college students in this year's campaign.
More than 30 teams from Beihang University, Beijing International Studies University and China Women's University were dispatched to 59 villages and communities in eight counties and districts in the three provinces from July 11 to 18.
They paid 1,920 visits to 108 local families and helped 565 left-behind children in the eight-day voluntary-service tour.
Meanwhile, the campaign motivated more than 3,800 volunteer students from around 410 colleges across China to go to rural areas in their hometown to help disadvantaged and left-behind children.
The Women's Federation of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region offered lectures to address parents' questions about family education. Some of them were given in the Mongolian language.
The Women's Federation of Jiangxi Province organized members of outstanding families and family education experts to promote good family traditions in their speech tour across the province.
The Liaoning Women's Federation invited female lawyers to publicize the legal issues in the protection of children and offer consultation and assistance at the women and children' service center.
A Rainbow Action Program aimed at taking care of rural left-behind children was launched by the Women's Federation of Hebei Province.
A total of 142 teams consisting of college students and members of charity organizations were dispatched to 142 villages and communities to help raise their awareness of self-protection.
The Women's Federation of Chongqing Municipality organized the March 8th Red Banner Holders and representatives of the "most beautiful families" in speaking tours in rural areas.
The Women's Federation of Shanghai Municipality hosted a technology-themed summer camp, which was attended by about 10,000 disadvantaged children across the city.
The Women's Federation of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region invited impoverished children and their parents to attend a summer camp which aimed to build their confidence that they could shake off poverty.
(Source: Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region /Translated and edited by Women of China)
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