per month, which is cheaper than most of other day care centers.”
Care during the two-month summer vacation is also a worry.
To solve their concerns, the city launched “love summer care” camps in 2014, where pupils take classes, do homework and attend activities.
The program has proved popular. In 2018, 509 new camps opened.
To make the city “warm,” the government has built 1,003 “love relay stations” offering rest places for outdoor workers including sanitation workers, deliverymen and taxi drivers.
In a room equipped with an air conditioner, they can have rest, drink water, have lunch and use the toilet.
Tong Li, a sanitation worker in Huangpu District, starts work at 5am every day.
She has a 15-minute rest break so it is impossible for her to return to her team rest station on Weihai Road if she is cleaning on Chengdu Road N. The rest station has solved her problem.
“These ‘love relay stations’ solve our difficulties. I can get some hot water, heat up a meal and enjoy a break in airconditioning now,” said Tong.