The 5th donation ceremony of the People's Armed Police to the "Spring Buds" scheme took place in Beijing on September 27. [Sohu]
The 5th donation ceremony of the People's Armed Police to the "Spring Buds" project took place in Beijing on September 27. Shen Yueyue, president of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), gave a speech at the event.
The vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, Song Xiuyan, who is also the president of China Children and Teenagers' Foundation, received the donation on behalf of the foundation.
"Spring Buds" is a project that helps impoverished students who have dropped out of education go back to school.
Since 1997, members of all levels of the People's Armed Police have been continuously donating money to the Children and Teenagers' Education Fund from their own earnings. Within four years, the total amount has reached 32,820,000 yuan (U.S. $ 4,900,000), with which the fund has built 13 schools, 42 Happy Children's Home bases and 13 multimedia classrooms and libraries. The fund also helped 11,300 children finish their education and improved 20,000 infants' anemia and nutritional conditions.
"The donations have enhanced the development of children's education and welfare in our country," said Shen.
Shen spoke highly of the sense of responsibility and great love held by the People's Armed Police. She said the donation fully highlighted President Xi Jinping's recent remarks, especially as regards staying true to the original mission and serving the people full-heartedly.
Shen also required members of the ACWF to study President Xi's important remarks and asked the ACWF to play its full role in bonding women and the Party.
Moreover, Shen pointed out the implementation of the charity work should strictly adhere to national law in a transparent and efficient manner.
Shen emphasized that charitable ideas should be widely spread to draw more people's attention to the life and growth of children. In addition, more children's charity activities should be launched, upholding core socialist values and comprehensively building a prosperous society.
The representative of the People's Armed Police Sun Sijing noted that the People's Armed Police not only completed the great mission of their duty but also actively took part in social charity activities such as the "Spring Buds" project and "Protecting Mother River" operation. The 5th donation has again amounted to 25,610,000 yuan (U.S. $ 3,830,000) and the total donation to the "Spring Buds" project has amounted to 58,430,000 yuan (U.S. $ 8,750,000).
A series of charity cases and true stories were also shown at the ceremony. The vice-president and member of the Secretariat of ACWF Deng Li and some 600 representatives of the Armed Police and children attended the event.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)