Latest News:  
Beijing   Thundershower/Overcast    28 / 22 ℃  City Forecast

Home>>China Society

English classes for poor, migrant kids to continue

By Hu Min (Shanghai Daily)

08:42, July 09, 2012

A PROGRAM in which volunteers taught English language skills and other subjects to 40 children from migrant or low-income families in the city will be made permanent, the Shanghai Charity Foundation said.

The foundation plans on holding the program on a regular basis to benefit more students, said Fang Guoping, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of the foundation.

Starting in March, 40 primary school students attended 15 free oral English lessons and nine world knowledge lessons delivered by wives of some consuls general in Shanghai - including Ireland, Germany, Slovakia, Canada, Uruguay and the United States - as well as teachers and other volunteers from companies.

The program aims to help children from poor or migrant families improve language skills and enrich their knowledge of other countries.

Attendees showed off their new skills by presenting English-language drama and singing songs in English on Saturday. They said they had significantly improved their skills through the program and had fun with activities such as making cookies.

The program's first round attracted about 250 volunteers and lasted four months. Details on further development of the program are pending, foundation officials said.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Japanese celebrate "Tanabata" festival

  2. Mud Soccer Cup in Beijing

  3. Police pledge to fight child trafficking

  4. Master of pasted-paper sculpture

Most Popular


  1. Preserve Arctic for sake of shared global future
  2. Owning a car a fading dream in China?
  3. Do not foment youngsters to protest
  4. All classes easy prey for marketing scammers
  5. Property controls good for economy
  6. Transition comes before democracy in Myanmar
  7. Vatican’s religious assertions tangled with politics
  8. Steady economy recovery key to int'l co-op
  9. China steps up moves in South China Sea
  10. China, US hold mixed attitudes toward each other

What's happening in China

Police pledge to fight child trafficking

  1. Audi to recall Q5 models
  2. Underperforming firms face delisting
  3. Beijing Nanyuan Airport opens new terminal
  4. Palace Museum compiles collections
  5. Jiangsu man wins sports lottery $40m jackpot

China Features

  1. Why is TCM worth of commendation?
  2. Arabians pay heavy price for Arab Spring
  3. Master of pasted-paper sculpture
  4. China, US hold mixed attitudes toward each other
  5. China does not lack capital: CSRC Chair

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai