Women initiators present their certificates during the event. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]
The China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) held a promotional activity on March 7 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, for a project designed to fund charity schemes initiated by females.
Leaders and staff from over 40 non-profit public welfare organizations run by women attended.
During the event, participants shared their stories and experiences in the charity field.
Xu Ying, anchor of Guangdong Radio and Television Station and initiator of a charity scheme, was named public ambassador of the project.
Each year, just ahead of International Women's Day (March 8), the CWDF collects schemes from non-profit public welfare organizations and charitable individuals and raises fund for their schemes.
In 2016, over 200 benevolent organizations and individuals registered for funding. After a screening, 20 of them were granted more than 1.6 million yuan (U.S.$ 231,716) donated by more than 200,000 people from across the country.
In 2017, the CWDF is working with local television stations and online charity fund-raising platforms like gongyi.net, in carrying out the project. It has also received support from local charitable enterprises like cosmetics firm L'ORÉAL.
This year, it plans to select 100 charity schemes initiated by women and raise funds online.
In addition, the CWDF will work with charitable enterprises and evaluate outstanding schemes with special attention given to education, environmental protection and sustainable development. Selected schemes will be granted 50,000-200,000 yuan (U.S.$ 7,241-28,964) financial support.
Zhang Jianmin, deputy secretary-general of the CWDF, Yuan Wen, minister of the Development Department of Guangzhou Women's Federation and representatives from the project's partners attended the event.
(Women of China)
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