Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Song Xiuyan, who is also president of the CCTF, gives her speech at the conference. [CCTF]
The Fourth Session of the16th Board of Directors of the China Children and Teenagers' Foundation (CCTF) was held in Beijing on March 30, during which its social responsibilities were stressed.
Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Song Xiuyan, who is also president of the CCTF, gave high praises to the organization for its remarkable performance in charity events, fundraisers, and increasing general social influence in 2015.
"The CCTF should have a clear understanding of its social responsibilities. We should study the newly introduced Charity Law, broaden the scope of our charity programs, and integrate innovation into our management. Meanwhile, the organization should take advantage of internet and technology when promoting events," Song added in her speech.
Attendees held deliberations about the CCTF's 2015 work summary report and plans for the upcoming year, and agreed the appointment of Zhu Xisheng as secretary-general. They also talked about innovative approaches to hedge the CCTF's funds against potential losses, maximize public donations for charity projects, open more professional studies about charity affairs targeted for children, and provide the charity industry with constructive guidance as it develops.
The CCTF raised funds worth 442 million yuan (U.S.$ 68.2 million) in 2015, a 42.58 percentage increase from 2014. Meanwhile, it made an investment of 322 million yuan (U.S.$ 49.7 million) into programs related to children's education, nutrition and health, physical safety, financial assistance to critical illness and emergency aid, and rural "left-behind children" (those whose parents have left them at hometowns to work in far-off cities), benefiting over 6.4 million target children in total.
Attending officials at the conference. [CCTF]
(Source: cctf.org.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)