Jilin Socking Firm Sets up Fund for Impoverished School Girls

March 18, 2016北京市
Editor: Hewater Liu
Jilin Socking Firm Sets up Fund for Impoverished School Girls

A distribution ceremony of the Aizhe One Yuan Scholarship Program held in Shenyang, capital city of northeast China's Liaoning Province. [CCTF]

The China Children and Teenagers' Foundation (CCTF) and Liaoyuan Aizhe Socking Co. Ltd. recently launched the Aizhe One Yuan Scholarship Program in Beijing to raise funds for impoverished school girls through the sales of socks.

The enterprise, based in Liaoyuan City of northeast China's Jilin Province, made a donation of 600,000 yuan (U.S.$ 92,000) to the new fund at its opening ceremony, and plans to distribute 400,000 yuan (U.S.$ 60,000)  worth of socks amongst rural "left-behind" children (those whose parents have left them in their hometowns as the parents migrate to cities for work) in northeast China's Liaoning Province, north China's Hebei and Shanxi Provinces, as well as northeast China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

The firm pledged to donate one yuan (U.S. $ 0.15) for every 10 yuan (U.S. $ 1.5) made in profits from the sale of socks.

Jilin Socking Firm Sets up Fund for Impoverished School Girls

Teenage beneficiaries pose for a group photo with new schoolbags and other learning materials from the Aizhe One Yuan Scholarship Program. [CCTF]

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

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