Reported by Huang Shaohua / Bay Area Report
April 20, 2017
Jilin Provincial Overseas Chinese Affairs Office delegation of 6 arrive in Bay Area on April 19, 2017 to visit Shin Shin Educational Foundation.
Shin Shin Educational Foundation, represented by the president Yuan Wen, has been supported by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Jilin Province as well as other overseas Chinese affairs offices. With the help of Jilin Normal University, Shin Shin Educational Foundation established a teacher training center. Yuan Wen said, “This year is the 20th anniversary of the Shin Shin Educational Foundation, and I’d like to take this opportunity to visit Jilin’s Shin Shin schools and review their performance. I hope that we can continue to cooperate in the future to further improve Jilin’s rural education.”
Gu Shufen, president of the Dongbei Association, welcomes Jilin visitors at the San Francisco International Airport. She says that the work and services of the Jilin Provincial Overseas Chinese Affairs Office and the All-China Federation of the Returned Overseas Chinese are very sincere, and hopes to maintain the friendship and goodwill.
Yang Yiqing, the volunteer responsible for coordinating, explains that of the three Shin Shin schools established back in 1998 in northeastern China, two are in Jilin. Within 20 years, the number of Shin Shin schools in Jilin increased to nine. She said that in the beginning, the initial investment towards each school was RMB10,000 yuan. Now, with Shin Shin’s initiation, it has been increased to RMB50,000 yuan, in addition to various donations including books, computer rooms, and electronic teaching equipment. Moreover, Shin Shin gained more local support through various overseas Chinese affairs agencies in Jilin.
Shao Zhongquan, a veteran of Shin Shin, said that Shin Shin’s mission is to make the world for everyone, a utopia, and thanks the Jilin Overseas Chinese Office for helping build the Shin Shin schools.
Leader of the delegation and Jilin Provincial Government Foreign Affairs Office Deputy Inspector Li Jingfa explains that Jilin’s Shin Shin schools are thriving with a high graduation rate, and appreciates Shin Shin’s generous donations and involvement. He also thanks Shao Zhongquan: “The elderly gentleman is a role model for the younger generations.” He believes that Shao Zhongquan and Shin Shin will certainly have students all over.
Source: World Daily