Sichuan Province Cares for Children During Summer Holidays

September 6, 2019
Editor: Li Haoran

A summer camp for children [Sichuan Women's Federation]


The government of Sichuan Province and Sichuan Women's Federation and other relevant departments have implemented a series of policies, carried out various activities and taken effective measures to ensure the healthy growth of children, especially left-behind children whose have migrated to other places for work.

The measures and activities are as followings: 

Setting up special working team

The government of Sichuan Province set up a special working team composed of 26 provincial departments, including judicial, educational and civil affairs departments, communist youth league and women's federation, and it held meetings for formulating the Sichuan Children's Care and Protection Work Plan (2019-2021) that details the requirements for children's care and protection in all aspects of their lives, including medical care, education, judicial protection and care service.

Releasing series of policies

The province's government has released a series of policies to strengthen care for left-behind children in rural areas and to improve the services for migrant workers.  

 Arranging special funds for children

The Sichuan Women's Federation and the Sichuan Provincial Finance Department jointly released an announcement requiring financial departments at all levels to provide long-term and stable financial support to parent-child reading, activities of publicizing legal knowledge and family education lectures in villages and communities. Two departments have allocated 1.4 million yuan (US $195,687) from special funds to hold summer camps for left-behind children from migrant workers' families. Local governments of cities (autonomous prefectures) and counties (regions) in Sichuan Province have allocated more than 4 million yuan (US $559,104) to ensure the implementation of summer camps for left-behind children. 

A summer camp for left-behind children from Luzhou City, in Sichuan Province [Sichuan Women's Federation]


Organizing family-visit activities

Women's federations at all levels in Sichuan Province together with related departments organized 3,000 left-behind children to visit their parents who work in other cities in Sichuan Province and other areas in the country, including Beijing, Chongqing and Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces, enabling them to learn more about their parents and enhance their relationship with them. 

Family-visit activities [Sichuan Women's Federation]


Organizing care services

The Sichuan Women's Federation, with several government departments, has organized psychological experts and female teachers to give psychological counseling and free medical treatment to left-behind children. 

Female teachers give psychological counseling to left-behind children. [Sichuan Women's Federation]


Protecting children's rights and enhancing safety

Women's federations at all levels jointly cooperated with judicial departments to arrange lectures on fire protection, street traffic, drug control and AIDS prevention, as well as prevention of sexual assault, abduction and drowning. 

Lectures on safety education and prevention of sexual assault for children [Sichuan Women's Federation]


Organizing university students to give voluntary service

Women's federations at all levels organized 5,822 student volunteers from 123 universities in Sichuan Province to provide voluntary services at Children's Homes in communities. 

University students give voluntary services [Sichuan Women's Federation]


Offering assistance  

Women's federations at all levels mobilized more than 50,000 Party members, Executive Committee members of the federation and persons serving in charities to give help to left-behind children, including academic guidance and daily life care.

Activities for left-behind children during summer holiday [Sichuan Women's Federation]


Providing family education instruction

Women's federations at all levels organized various events to give instructions on family education and family traditions in poverty-stricken counties and villages through giving full play to the role of family-education volunteers' teams. Online education through WeChat became popular among migrant parents. 

Voluntary services for children in rural areas [Sichuan Women's Federation]

The multiple activities of caring for left-behind children during summer holidays [Sichuan Women's Federation]


(Source: Sichuan Women's Federation /Translated and edited by Women of China)

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