Kind Mother in E China Wins National Outstanding Young Volunteer Title

May 16, 2018
Editor: Liu Xiaochen

Wang Ting, as a holder of the title National Outstanding Young Volunteer, works in the Supervision Office of the Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of east China's Jiangsu Province. She is a young mother with an 8-year-old daughter and the leader of charity organization Nanjing Caring Mother, based in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu.

One morning in 2010, Wang saw a report in the newspaper while rushing to the subway station. A baby was born at Nanjing Andemen Station. The infant's father was a 65-year-old scavenger and the mother was an intellectually disabled woman.

Driven by motherly instinct, Wang wanted to help the infant. Soon a group of young mothers who had the same idea assembled online and quickly rushed to the bungalow rented by the infant's parents. They sent the infant to a nearby hospital and made sure the baby was out of danger.

As an organizer and leader of a grass-roots charity organization, Wang is in charge of all the coordination work, and she has devoted a lot of energy to her endeavors.

Wang  admitted that she has thought about giving up, but a story spurred her on to continue her charity work. A volunteer told her that more than a year ago, they met a child who had come to Nanjing for treatment from a mountainous area in the west. The child's family was poor, so his mother chose to abandon therapy. The 10-year-old child cried out in front of his mother desperately, "Mom, I want to survive!" At that time, the volunteer did not know how to help the child but watched them leave in tears.

After hearing this story, Wang never thought about leaving the team, but tried her best to manage the organization with scientific methods. In 2012, the charity Nanjing Caring Mother was registered as a social organization and became the first pure non-profit organization in Nanjing to focus on saving children with serious illnesses.

Wang was elected as president of Nanjing Caring Mother and successfully passed the social worker examination organized by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and Ministry of Civil Affairs in 2015.

Now, Nanjing Caring Mother has developed into a non-governmental charity organization with more than 2,000 volunteers. It has raised more than 6 million yuan in cumulative funds and rescued more than 170 impoverished children from Tibet, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia and other provinces, autonomous regions. As the team leader, Wang was honorably elected as the representative of the 11th National Congress of Chinese Women.

"All my achievements are due to the environment that was given to young people by the Party Group of the Jiangsu Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, as well as my 13 years of work experience in the inspection and quarantine system in Jiangsu," she said. When the Party Group learned of her deeds, they gave her honors and provided her with a broader platform for development.

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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