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[www.xinhuanet.com] Hunan University of Commerce Issued "Academician Scholarship" to Children in Mountain Areas

2018-11-09 16:23:21

Xinhua News client terminal Changsha telegram on Aug. 11 (Journalist Xie Ying) "I hope students to study hard, and more and more excellent talents come from the mountain areas." On Aug. 10, braved with the intense heat, Chen Xiaohong, Principal of Hunan University of Commerce and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, went to Zhuobi Village, Xinshao County, Hunan, and issued the "Academician Scholarship" to 31 children in the mountain areas, encouraging them to study hard and planting new hope for the mountain village to get rid of poverty.

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In Jun. of this year, to better promote the targeted poverty alleviation work, and play the demonstration effect of academicians in poverty alleviation work, through the individual donations, Academician Chen Xiaohong of Hunan University of Commerce led the establishment of the "Academician Chen Xiaohong's Special Award Fund for Poverty Alleviation", with the fund of RMB 150,000.00, which is implemented by three years and mainly used to help the local primary and secondary school students with high quality and excellent academic performance. In addition, since 2015, Academician Chen Xiaohong has donated RMB 10,000.00 every year to fund 10 children in the mountain areas.

Zhuobi Village, Longxipu Town, Xinshao County, is one of the 14 severely impoverished villages in the County. With the average altitude of more than 700m, this village is a migrant village, a high mountain village and a village prone to geological disasters. As the village has more mountains and less agricultural lands, and its industrial base is weak, it is more difficult for the village to get rid of the poverty. Since Mar. this year, the working team of poverty alleviation of Hunan University of Commerce has stationed in this village. The university gathered all forces and conducted the poverty alleviation work with heart and emotion, winning the welcome of the local people.    

To realize the full coverage of the partner assistance, the university arranged for the cadres above the deputy division level to realize the "one-to-one" partner with 160 filed poor households, households enjoying the minimum living guarantee, households enjoying the five guarantees, households suffering from the serious illness, and disaster struck households; arranged for all secondary units and 73 party branches of teaching stuff to partner with 41 unallocated households (households living in the dangerous house); and arranged for 47 party branches of students to partner with primary and middle school students who are in trouble.

During the summer holiday, 6 investigation teams consisting of college students conducted investigation on some key and difficult problems in poverty alleviation work. 36 college student volunteers conducted the 20-day support teaching activity. They offered P.E., fine arts, English, unmanned aerial vehicle and other courses, attracting 300 students from five villages to participate in.

"Poverty alleviation is to help the people and give them hope. The more we do, the harder and more energetic the villagers are." Academician Chen Xiaohong said


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