Hong Kong Charity Concert Raises Money for 'Left-behind' Children

June 12, 2016
By Qin YihuiEditor: Yolanda Yang

A charity concert was held in Xinguang Theater, Hong kong on May 24 to raise money to build a children's home for "left-behind" children, or those who remain in rural areas while their parents migrate to cities for work, in China's south Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.[Guangxi Women's Federation/ Qin Yihui]

A charity concert was held in Xinguang Theater, Hong Kong on May 24 to raise money to build a children's home for "left-behind" children, or those who remain in rural areas while their parents migrate to cities for work, in China's southwest Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The concert announced the theme "Passing on Maternal Love and Hope" and was attended by over 1,000 people.

A bazaar to sell Guangxi folk handicrafts outside the theater raised nearly 10,000 HKD (US $1,200) at the event.

The proceeds from the concert and bazaar,  totaling 320,000 HKD (US $41,000) and 155,000 yuan (US $23,000) were donated to "left-behind" children in poverty-stricken areas of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Vice-President of Guangxi Women's Federation Wu Yanjuan and Zhou Yaxian, President of Guangxi Women Entrepreneurs Association and part-time vice-president of Guangxi Women's Federation, co-headed a delegation of 40 people to attend the concert. Among the donators at the gathering were women entrepreneurs from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 

Hongkong SAR government officials and dozens of friendly organizations and charities in Hongkong also attended the charity activity.

Wu expressed her thanks to the people of Hong Kong and promised to help the growth and development of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

(Provided by Guangxi Women's Federation)

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