China Children and Teenagers' Fund benefits 12 mln poor children in 30 years

09:56, July 16, 2011      

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The China Children and Teenagers' Fund (CCTF) has raised 1.92 billion yuan (297 million U.S.dollars) in funding and provided aid for 12 million children from poor families over the past 30 years.

The figures were announced during a ceremony held on Friday in Beijing to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of the CCTF, the first non-profit charity organization in China.

Chen Zhili, chairwoman of the CCTF, said the CCTF has been dedicated to helping poor and disadvantaged children over the past three decades. She added that the CCTF has developed into a well-organized, dynamic and trustworthy charity.

She called for more efforts to build the charity's social credibility and mobilization capacity.

During the Friday ceremony, 129 organizations and 121 individuals were awarded for their contributions to children's philanthropy.

The CCTF operates under the governance of the All-China Women's Federation and the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

CCTF's major projects include the "Spring Bud Project," a program to send young women back to schools and acquire competitive working skills, as well as a recently launched program aimed at eradicating infant and child anemia.

Source: Xinhua
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