|Shen Yueyue, President of the All-China Women's Federation, greets the representatives of college volunteers participating in the summer campaign for left-behind children in rural areas in Beijing, on July 10. [Women of China/Li Wenjie]|
A summer campaign was launched by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Civil Affairs, in Beijing, on July 10. The campaign aims to help solve major problems concerning children during the summer vacation in rural areas, including their custody and safety. It will send 3,800-plus volunteer students from nearly 100 colleges across China to rural areas to help left-behind children and disadvantaged children.
Shen Yueyue, President of the ACWF, called on the students who joined in the campaign to take an active role in social practice, nurture their qualities and develop themselves after presenting the flags to the representatives at the launching ceremony.
Huang Xiaowei, Vice-President of the ACWF and Deputy Director of the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council, said she hoped the students would provide the left-behind children and disadvantaged children and their families with "food for the mind" and "family-like"companionship and bring them a happy and meaningful summer holiday.
Huang urged the women's federations at all levels to take the campaign as an important tool for carrying out family work in an innovative way and a major carrier of caring for left-behind children and disadvantaged children.
She also suggested that the campaign could be developed into a regular long-term activity.
Zheng Fuzhi, Vice Minister of Education, said that education departments around the country should closely cooperate with the parties involved, strengthen home-school cooperation, build a long-term mechanism, and explore a path to provide care for rural left-behind children in an all-round way.
|Huang Xiaowei addresses the launching ceremony in Beijing, on July 10. [Women of China/Li Wenjie]|
|Sun Xuemei (L), one of the founders of the Girls' Protection Foundation, demonstrates for the volunteer student show to teach the left-behind children to protect themselves at the event on July 10. [Women of China/Li Wenjie]|
|Volunteers from Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China and 15 other universities call on all college students to join in protecting children. [Women of China/Li Wenjie]|
(Women of China)