|Attendees at the activity [CWDF]|
China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF), Happy Family Public Service Center and home appliance company Haier recently organized a charity activity in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, highlighting the importance of improving children's living environment and promoting their healthy growth.
Nearly 400 people including officials, experts, parents and children attended the activity. Children from kindergarten performed several pantomimes, demonstrating the significance of children's living environment for family harmony.
Such activities, as part of China's 2018 Health Initiative launched by the National Health Commission and the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) in May, have taken place in 12 cities so far.
Up till now, officials have delivered some 100,000 copies of books on health in 12 cities and organized relevant activities in 51 kindergartens across the country.
Organizers will also stage short plays in kindergartens and communities and give DIY classes aiming to improve people's health awareness.
Fang Honggang, a senior representative from Haier, called on the public to pay more attention to children's respiratory health and provide more assistance to the group.
With financial backing from the company, the hosts built an maternal and child air ecology platform and took actions to help children grow up healthily in cooperation with Qingdao Women's Federation, Qingdao Education and Sports Center, kindergartens, and other maternal and child health centers.
(Source: China Women's Development Foundation / Translated and edited by Women of China)