We Go Forward Along the Road of Public Welfare for Thirty Years
For 30 years, the concept of public welfare has been increasingly taking root in the hearts of the Chinese people. Indeed, public welfare activities have been participated not only by entrepreneurs donating money and equity, but also by the volunteers investing a lot of time and energy; not only by the elderly, but the young; not only by the Chinese people but by foreign friends. The group of photos we choose and publish below were taken by the SSCLF's volunteers in various kinds of activities. Though the shooting skills may not be professional, and the art level may not be high, every real scene and vivid faces are enough to cause us to ponder: How many people in this society eager to get help, and it is possible for everyone to offer more or less to improve their living environment, and even to change their lives.
The instant images taken by lovely volunteers in remote and backward rural areas and the depth of mountains once again tell us: It is sad for the rich to escape the social responsibility, but a society in which only the rich takes social responsibility is also incomplete. Public welfare is not a financial competition and furthermore charity is not the patent of the rich. Each of us can become a charity pursuer, as long as we have a little bit of love toward the needy people.
The SSCLF is a public foundation that was launched in 1986 by the China Welfare Institute which was founded by Madam Soong Ching Ling. In the past 30 years, the foundation has abided by Soong Ching Ling's spirit of social welfare and has actively carried out various public welfare activities related to social development that mainly serve women and children throughout China. Nearly 100 public welfare projects have reached 31 provinces, cities, and autonomous regions, as well as countries such as Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, and others. About 4 million people have benefited directly from these projects and programs.
The "Farmer Entrepreneurship Relay Baton" project has already been implemented in Douan Township, Southwestern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Left behind children are excited and happy to learn that their parents, migrant workers in big cities, will return to their hometown to engage in local farming entrepreneurship.
A representative from Japan Soong Ching Ling Foundation traveled to Sangkeshu Township, Southwestern China's Guizhou province to visit the infant and her mother, the first recipient of the SSCLF's project of Safety for Mothers and Infants".
SSCLF's Project of Safety for Mothers and Infants" in Lijiang, Southwestern China's Yunnan Province.
A volunteer from Bank of East Asia's Project "Firefly" tutoring a pupil.
A foreign volunteer of the "Stepping Stones" project is helping the students with their English in the school for children of migrant workers in Shanghai.
The donated books of the project of "Charitable Bookstack" just arrived at the rural school in Southwestern China's Yunnan province.
At the opening ceremony of the Soong Ching Ling Education Center on Public Welfare, the first-ever such education system in China, created jointly by SSCLF, Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus and China Foundations Center.
The children from the mountains participating in minority cultural exchange program