|Left-behind children give a performance at the Spring Festival gala for left-behind children in Changsha, capital city of Central China's Hunan Province, on January 10. [Chinanews]|
A Spring Festival gala for left-behind children whose parents have migrated to other places for work was held in Changsha, capital city of Central China's Hunan Province, on January 10.
More than 300 left-behind children across the province attended the gala. Fourteen performances were staged by the children, showing their longing for parental love and their pursuit of dreams.
These children have benefited from a free dance project initiated by the Women and Children's Development Foundation of Hunan Province and the schools of arts and sports under some universities in the province more than three years ago.
Under the guidance of the Hunan Women's Federation, the project aims to enable left-behind children to better experience the charm of arts through dancing and enrich their after-school life.
More than 100 volunteer teachers from 60-plus dance training organizations have offered 3,000 hours of courses in 287 schools over the past three years. More than 40,000 students have benefited from the project.
Outstanding dance designers, organizers and volunteer teachers were also awarded at the event.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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