Beijing Uni Funds Impoverished Students' Travel Costs

November 6, 2018  Editor: Qiao Ziyu
The Funding Center of Beijing Foreign Studies University set up a special scheme this year to provide newly enrolled impoverished freshmen with discounted air tickets and help alleviate their financial burden. [Youth.cn]

 

The Funding Center of Beijing Foreign Studies University set up a special scheme this year to provide newly enrolled impoverished freshmen with discounted air tickets and help alleviate their financial burden.

The scheme was run with the support of Air China, enlisting some 16 outstanding representatives as volunteers to offer practical assistance to the juniors.

"Getting into college has led to more worries than happiness for my parents. The complicated transport situation has hampered my parents from accompanying me to Beijing," said one recipient of the scheme.

Air China provided 1,000 impoverished students from the university with unlimited 90-percent-off air tickets. Meanwhile, they also offered the same 90 percent discounts to 41 students who participated in the program.

"I met with a senior student at Huanghua International Airport in central China's Hunan Province, where I said goodbye to my parents. A senior student took photos for my parents, which is unforgettable memory for us," a freshman recalled.

Air China also sent safety notices to freshmen and communicated with them via the social media app Wechat to answer their questions.

The center assigned the volunteers to pick arrivals up at the airport and guide them back to campus.

The original intention of the activity is to bring more compassion and care to impoverished freshmen, whilst giving back to society.

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

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