Char­ity cares for stu­dents

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Unite the Force for Good, a na­tional char­ity pro­gram un­der the China Poverty Al­le­vi­a­tion Foun­da­tion, an­nounced it had raised 45.82 mil­lion yuan ($6.64 mil­lion) over the past five years at its fifth an­niver­sary. The pro­gram’s name in Chi­nese lit­er­ally means “100 good deeds”. It pro­motes car­ing for stu­dents from less de­vel­oped ar­eas, by call­ing for 100 hours of vol­un­teer work from each col­lege stu­dent. It also calls for 100 hours of char­ity pro­mo­tions in depart­ment stores and mar­kets and for in­di­vid­u­als to do­nate 100 yuan ev­ery year. In 2016 alone, more than 50,000 col­lege stu­dents from more than 150 uni­ver­si­ties reg­is­tered on the pro­gram.

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