Times China Continues to Support the Hope Rural Teacher Program
A seminar to honor the 15th Anniversary of the Implementation of the Guangdong College Students Volunteer Service Program for Western (Mountainous) Regions and 2018 Launch Ceremony was held at ten o'clock in the morning on July 19, 2018, by the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Youth League at Guangdong Youth Vocational College. At the opening ceremony, Times China donated RMB2 million through the Times Foundation in support of the Hope Rural Teacher Program for the purpose of promoting rural education.
· Kang Feng, general manager of Operations and Product Center of Times China Holdings Limited presents the donation
The ceremony was attended by almost 500 people, including civic leaders such as Chi Zhixiong, secretary of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Youth League; Pan Jianyong, member of the Party Leadership Group of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist Youth League and secretary of the CPC Committee of Guangdong Youth Vocational College (Guangdong CYL College); Zhou Gaosheng, deputy chief of Human Resources Market Division of Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province; Zhou Zhongwei, chief clerk of Ideological and Political Work and Publicity Division of Department of Education of Guangdong Province; Huang Changwei, executive president of Guangdong Volunteer Federation; Liao Qinan, vice president of Guangdong Youth Federation and head of the Beautiful China Project; Kang Feng, general manager of Operations and Product Center of Times China Holdings Limited; Li Lingling, secretary of the CPC Committee and director of the President's Office of Times China Holdings Limited; officials from the Department of Finance and Department of Education of Guangdong Province; and volunteer representatives.
· Photo of the event
The College Students Volunteer Service Program for Western Regions was launched in 2003, and it has prospered throughout each of its 15 years. Each year, by public recruitment, voluntary sign-up, internal selection and centralized dispatch, fresh graduates and/or postgraduate students from institutions of higher education are recruited to reside in communities in the western region and carry out a one- to three-year voluntary service program in education, healthcare, agricultural technology and poverty alleviation.
This is the third year for the special "Hope Village Teacher Project" under the Guangdong College Students Volunteer Service Program for Mountainous Regions. It is also the second year in which Times China Holdings Limited participated through assistance with funding.
· Playback of mini-films for the 15th anniversary of the Guangdong College Students Volunteer Service Program for Western (Mountainous) Regions
In the ceremony, former volunteer representatives, 2018 volunteers and Secretary Chi Zhixiong communicated and delivered speeches. Secretary Chi Zhixiong presented certificates of "Five-Star Volunteer of Guangdong Province" to seven former volunteer representatives, and awarded the pennant to the volunteer service teams of the Western Program and the Mountainous Region Program. Li Guangzhi, the executive chairman of the Guangdong Students' Federation, led the volunteers in reciting an oath: "I volunteered to become an honorable volunteer. I commit to do what I can, regardless of pay, to help others, to serve society, to practice volunteering spirit, to spread good culture, and to contribute to the creation of a better society of solidarity, equality and fraternity, and common progress."
· Volunteer representatives and Secretary Chi Zhixiong deliver speeches.
· Secretary Chi Zhixiong presents the certificates of "Five-Star Volunteer of Guangdong Province" to seven former volunteer representatives
· Secretary Chi Zhixiong awards the pennant to the volunteer service teams of the Western Program and the Mountain Program
·Li Guangzhi, executive chairman of the Guangdong Students' Federation, leads the volunteers in reciting the oath
Dedicating to "helping more people live the lifestyle they are longing for," Times China initiated and established the Guangdong Times Foundation as early as 2003, which has been 15 years so far. Growth in children's education has been a priority. Thus, the Foundation will encourage excellent young teachers to sign up for the Hope Village Teacher Project and work in rural areas. This will help ensure that every child enjoys equal access to quality educational resources and that every young teacher can contribute to education in rural areas as we work toward China's rejuvenation and ultimate attainment of the Chinese Dream.