Charitable Shanghai Girl Wins Outstanding Middle School Student Title

May 26, 2018
Editor: Yang Peng

A girl from Shanghai has won the title of the 2017 "Most Beautiful" Middle School Student for her contribution to the country's charity campaigns, according to reports.

Yao Zixin, still in her teens, is currently studying at the High School Affiliated to Fudan University.

At the age of 14, Yao organized a voluntary activity, during which she and her friends picked up garbage at the city's Nanhui Beach.

That time with the help of their parents and a local public service organization, they collected over 2,000 pieces of trash in a single day.

After entering high school, Yao founded the charity organization Xiaoxiao Yangguang (Little Sunshine) among her classmates.

The organization now has over 100 members.

Over the past few years, it has raised funds for Huixin Children's Hospital in Shanghai and collected over 4,000 books for some libraries of rural schools including Ermucun Primary School in the northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aizhai Middle School in central China's Hunan Province and Xiandong School in the southeast China's Fujian Province.

Yao found the biggest problem facing middle school students in participating in public service activities is the implementation of charity projects.

With regards to this, she initiated the platform For Better Community (FBC) to promote the cooperation of 27 schools across the country.

Yao's team and FBC has even gained the attention of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus who has become an instructor of the organization.

(Source: youth.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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