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"Spring Bud Project" receives 29 million yuan in donations

2009-06-02 11:23 BJT

On May 31, 41 organizations and 12 individuals won the honorary title of "China Children Philanthropic Donor" issued by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and received awards at a ceremony held in the Great Hall of the People. The "Spring Bud Project" of China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) also received over 29 million yuan on-site in donations from caring enterprises.

Included among those organizations and individuals on whom the "China Children Philanthropic Donor" award was conferred were 41 organizations, including Sinopec and the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), as well as 12 caring individuals including performing artists Liu Yifei and Tan Jing.

Gu Xiulian, President of the CCTF, said that all those who received the honorary title of "China Children Philanthropic Donor" were representatives of the organizations and individuals who warmheartedly supported and participated in the "Spring Bud Project." She expressed thanks to caring people from all walks of life who supported the "Spring Bud Project."

Officials with the ACWF, including President Chen Zhili, presented awards to those organizations and individuals who won the honorary title. Chen said that the year of 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the "Spring Bud Project" of CCTF. In the 20 years, the "Spring Bud Project" has extended financial aid to over 1.8 million girls from impoverished regions to help them go back to school, which has helped promote education for girls in impoverished regions.

On May 31, organizations including China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Mary Kay (China) Cosmetics Company and the Tencent Charity Foundation, made donations to the "Spring Bud Project" on the scene. Among all donors, Sinopec donated 11.952 million yuan, while the other enterprises made their contributions to the total sum of over 29 million yuan.

Spring Bud Project

Under the leadership of the ACWF, CCTF was established in 1989 as a social welfare project aimed at helping drop-out girls in impoverished regions go back to school, namely the "Spring Bud Project." Up to now, the project has already raised over 800 million yuan, built up over 800 Spring Bud schools, offered financial aid to over 1.8 million girls from impoverished regions to help them go back to school, and provided practical technical training to over 400,000 girls.


Translated by LOTO

Editor: Shi Taoyang | Source: CCTV.com