Philanthropy in Education
Education is the focus of CEFC China’s work in charity for better educational opportunities and conditions for more children. Sharing the values of the modern society is the basic starting point of CEFC China’s devotion to charity. CEFC Shanghai Charity Fund was established to promote the charitable cause through volunteering teaching and establishment of a sustainable charity platform.
- With the support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and the Gansu Provincial Government, the Fund launched the “Firefly Light Volunteer Teaching Program designed to improve the education of 58 impoverished counties in Gansu Province by organizing quality education resources from Shanghai. As the largest and most systematic teacher training program for rural areas in Western China, it has trained more than 18,000 rural teachers in Gansu and Yunnan provinces and benefited more than a million people. The program was awarded the Best Public Welfare Project and the Best Public Welfare Innovation.
- CEFC China has actively engaged in alleviating poverty and donating to disaster-stricken areas. The Company made donations to the earthquake-hit areas of Ya’an in Sichuan, Dingxi in Gansu, Ludian in Yunnan and the flood-affected Hainan, for disaster relief, poverty alleviation and education aid.
Since 2013, CEFC China has donated over RMB 1 billion for charitable causes and the development of traditional Chinese culture. It has been honored as one of the Top Ten Philanthropic Chinese Enterprises for four years in a row.