VANCOUVER, Sept. 20 - Although many of the students in China’s farmland are eager to study, they are unable to due to their family’s economic condition. Yet, when they found out that Cultural Regeneration Research Society can help them, all of their eyes were wet with tears, said May, the administrative director of the Chinese Christian charity.
With the theme “Touching Lives, Drawing Rainbows”, Cultural Regeneration Research Society (CRRS) Worldwide Foundation invited over 140 tables of guests and supporters to fund-raise for their work in education in China, in which they hope to allow more impoverished kids to fulfill their dreams of being able to study, and that they would be able to contribute to the society and build a better homeland.
Through the last six years of education projects and funding, the ministry has allowed 1,107 teachers to receive their postgraduate diploma in education and 2,192 students from elementary schools to middle schools to complete their general education. In addition, they’ve also supported over 595 college students and 155 high school students from families of peasant workers in Shanghai.
That night, Kenneth Tsang, the foundation’s chairman, reported of the project results in the past years and he thanked the love of the supporters, and the volunteers who offered their time and money, allowing the foundation to continue to positively affect the lives of the beneficiaries and to extend this movement of love.
Benjamin Li, CEO of the foundation, introduced the movement of “Contributing Back to Hometown” started in Nanning City, which is for the college students who received support from CRRS to return to their hometown to serve and teach the children in the mountain areas, giving them encouragement and love; at the same time, the hope is that not only will these students be able to be freed from poverty, but will know to contribute back to hometown, and pass it down from generation to generation.
On the other hand, May Soo said that many students in the farmland areas are very intelligent and possess a strong desire to study, but are unable to due to the economic condition of their parents. But just like tonight’s fund-raising gala dinner’s theme of “Touching Lives, Drawing Rainbows”, all of their lives will be changed because of everyone’s help, she said.
At the end, a seasoned radio-host and artists Brenda Lo gave a performance and show, bringing the audience a touching and joyful night.