In the landlocked and mountainous province of Yunnan in Southwest China, many rural areas are still suffering from proverty. As one of a series of initiatives to support children in remote regions of the country, cargo-partner in China decided to work with the elementary school in Jinping County in the east of Yunnan Province.
When the cargo-partner team from Shanghai first came to visit the Dazhai Primary School school in Jinping, they learned that 520 of the 590 students attending the classes were sleeping in the school since their families live too far away. However, the school was only able to provide 288 beds. In addition, most of the desks and chairs were in very poor condition and the school was unable to replace them due to shortage of funds.
Donations in kind and local support
cargo-partner immediately decided to help. The company donated a total of 200 desks and chairs, 130 bunk beds and 260 bedding sets for a brand new dormitory building that is still under construction. The delivery of all donated items was completed in July. In addition, the logistics provider has made a commitment to support the local government in building up a charity supermarket for people living in the mountain area with the aim of raising the living standards in the region.
Children’s first encounter with chocolate
Finally, cargo-partner organized a special trip for the children to the Zotter Chocolate Theatre in Shanghai, where they spent half a day learning about chocolate and even got the chance to make their own chocolate to bring home. “Many of the children have never visited sizable cities or tried chocolate before, so this was quite an experience for them! We are very glad to grasp this opportunity to make a small difference in the children’s lives,” stated Gill Wu, Managing Director of cargo-partner in Central China.
Nutritious breakfasts for children in Yunnan
Earlier this year, cargo-partner in China participated in a donation campaign which helped to sponsor breakfasts to children living in the mountain regions of Yunnan Province. In addition to a donation made directly by the company, cargo-partner’s staff in China had also made their personal donation to support the campaign.
Continued funding for Roma and Sinti daycare center in Slovakia
As part of its comprehensive CSR strategy, cargo-partner regularly supports a range of social and environmental projects around the world. In Nitra, Slovakia, the logistics provider has been funding a daycare center for Roma and Sinti children in cooperation with the non-profit organization Jugend Eine Welt since 2014. According to the latest reports by Jugend Eine Welt, the center has achieved visible improvements for children and families in the community. Thanks to the early education programs provided at the center, children overcome the language barrier between their Roma mother tongue and the Slovak language and benefit from an easier entry into the public school system. In addition, the counseling services for mothers have helped to improve family lives. Following these positive results, cargo-partner has recently reaffirmed its support for the initiative and will be funding the project for two more years, until August 2021.