|A scene of the charity campaign. [Qinghai Women's Federation]|
Officials in Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Golog, northwest China's Qinghai Province, launched the latest initiative of a long-running charity campaign on May 8 to offer assistance to local girls living without the supervision of their parents.
The Spring Bud Program, run by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and China Children and Teenager's Fund (CCTF), was first started in 1989.
Since then, the project has funded over 3.45 million girls from impoverished families, assisted in the construction of total 1,489 schools and helped some 523,000 women find employment.
At the launch, CCTF and cosmetics company Timier House donated daily supplies including toothpaste, facial cleaner and shampoo valued 897,000 yuan to residents from poverty-stricken counties of the prefecture.
To boost the confidence of so-called "left-behind" children and help them develop healthy habits, the organizations also delivered health lectures and issued Healthy Growth Manuals.
"The ACWF and CCTF attach great importance to the growth of children in Qinghai and have carried out public welfare activities, such as Spring Bud Program and Heng'ai Action, to help children in need," said Qinghai Women's Federation Vice-President Dai Ji.
"Now, eight cities in Qinghai have been covered by the charity campaigns and over 44,731 children have benefited from them," she added.
(Source: Chinanews.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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