|Lang Ping [Xinhua]|
Head coach of China Women's National Volleyball Team Lang Ping appeared at a charitable match held in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong, South China, together with several youth volleyball players on May 27.
The activity was sponsored by Hong Kong Correctional Services Education Fund (CSEF), which started to help impoverished students in 2001. It was registered as a charity organization in 2003 and has focused on subsidizing special education in Hong Kong for many years.
In the mainland, the CSEF has assisted in rebuilding 150 schools in over a dozen provinces, granting scholarships to needy students and striving to improve the teaching quality in remote mountainous areas.
He Guowen, chairman of the CSEF, said that he hoped to raise a targeted amount of HK$1.3 million through this charitable volleyball match for special educational aid purposes.
Former Chinese women's volleyball ace spiker Sun Yue, who has lived in Hong Kong for many years, currently serves as a volleyball coach at Diocesan Girls' School. She told reporters that she was a little unfamiliar with the current national team members, but she was impressed by Zhu Ting, Gong Xiangyu and Li Yingying.
Sun also indicated that students had a lot of respect towards each of the volleyball players on the national team and were excited to participate in the activity, as they have few such opportunities. She hoped that such activities could be more frequently held, inspiring more Hong Kong children to take part and improve their physical strength.
Lang stated that the CSEF has made meaningful achievements for left-behind children in the mainland and many schools. She hoped that their work could gain wider social support and recognition to give more people the faith to help others, and take on the responsibilities of education for the country, so that more children in impoverished mountainous areas could enjoy happy childhoods.
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)