Books for blind do­nated na­tion­wide

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

Huang’s Elite, an ap­parel com­pany founded byHuang Si­tong, joined hands with the China Foun­da­tion for Dis­abled Per­sons to push for­ward a book do­na­tion pro­gram for blind chil­dren in China. Huang and Yi Yi, char­ity am­bas­sador for the com­pany, do­nated 500,000 yuan ($74,954) to the pro­gram. Re­search shows that, on av­er­age, 160 blind chil­dren have to share only one book. The pro­gram has fi­nan­cially sup­ported 54 schools for the blind and so far do­nated more than 25,000 books ben­e­fit­ing some 5,000 blind chil­dren. Huang’s Elite will be do­nat­ing money for the pro­gram every year and work­ing more closely with the foun­da­tion. has been au­tho­rized to run the Xin­g­long Pri­mary School in Dong­gua town­ship in Yun­nan prov­ince by the lo­cal ed­u­ca­tion bu­reau. The first group of 12 ex­pe­ri­enced teach­ers with ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tional back­grounds, in­clud­ing grad­u­ates from Pek­ing Univer­sity and Sun Yat-sen Univer­sity, have been re­cruited and will start work­ing as full-time teach­ers in Xin­g­long. Teach for China has been re­cruit­ing col­lege grad­u­ates as vol­un­teers since 2008 to help teach stu­dents in re­mote ru­ral ar­eas in Yun­nan, where pub­lic ed­u­ca­tional re­sources are se­verely in­suf­fi­cient. This new­form of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween char­ity pro­grams and pub­lic schools could be a newmea­sure tar­get­ing poverty al­le­vi­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to Teach for China.

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