Children in NW China Receive Grant from Public Welfare Lottery Fund

July 5, 2018  Editor: Xie Wen

A subsidy coming from the public welfare lottery for left-behind children in rural areas was recently distributed in Jingyang County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. On that day, 11 children in Jingyang each received a grant of 1,500 yuan.

The activity was jointly conducted by the Shaanxi Provincial Civil Affairs Department and the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Finance, with the support of the Shaanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Youth League of China. The project aims to subsidize 1,000 impoverished children with 1.5 million yuan through the public lottery fund.

Among them, orphans, children with single parents, and family members with severe illnesses are given priority for funding. Applications can be submitted to civil affairs and financial departments, and the Communist Youth League committees at various levels. In addition, there are an extra 100 grants to be publicly declared through media channels.

This activity aims to implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China on improving the care service system for left-behind children in rural areas, and the instruction of the State Council on strengthening the care and protection of rural left-behind children, as well as the requirement of the provincial government to effectively improve living conditions and protection for children and provide financial assistance.

Since the launch of the event, it has received extensive attention from all walks of life. Many parents and social care professionals have consulted and actively participated in the event after seeing the information via different channels.

While accepting applications, the Communist Youth League committees and civil affairs departments at all levels dispatched special personnel and teams to verify relevant information at the applicant's family and school and reported stories of some left-behind children with severe conditions to raise social awareness.

(Source: Cyol.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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