On the afternoon of October 28, eighteen students from the painting group of China Welfare Institute Children’s Palace, led by their tutors, visited and drew Soong’s Family Old House – now the workplace of Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation. Those little painters are aged from 10 to 13. Zhang Houye, SSCLF’s deputy secretary general, accompanied them to visit the British-style country villa, which was built in 1908. He also told them about the history of public welfare undertakings pioneered by Madame Soong Ching Ling in the Soong’s Family Old House and the public welfare projects initiated and implemented by SSCLF for the past more than 30 years.
After that, the children found their positions in the lawn and drew the house with their oil pastels, depicting the charm of the century-old residence from different angles. When the children finished their drawings, they will donate them to SSCLF to help the children in poor areas through a charity auction and bazaar.