Expats Helped Raised Funds to Support Qinghai Girls
Six hundred members of the expats community gathered at the Shangri-la Hotel last Saturday evening and raise more than one million yuan that will be used to support the education and development of around 130 girls found at underdeveloped rural areas in the western province of Qinghai.
The meet carried the themed the Future of Tradition was a fund raising event organized by Captivating International a Hong Kong based charity organization that worked together with Love Qinghai, Tibet Rescue and AID (LOVEQTRA) a charity organization registered in Qinghai in helping the poorest girls in the region. Several individuals and companies donated items that were auctioned off such as electronic items, clothes, painting and calligraphy. Andrew Colquhoun the founder of the Australian CI said that they are working hard to get these girls back to school and to provide them with vocational training. Colquhoun projects help in raising funds that supports girls in their studies at schools in Guangdong province and in Beijing.
So far more than 140 girls have benefited from Colquhoun charity’s project and this will be the fourth year that Colquhoun have partnered with LOVEQTA and each year they continue to be overwhelmed by the support that the Shenzhen community both local and foreign have been giving. Colquhoun also said his charity would continue to look for new partnerships in Qinghai and Sichuan that are willing to help low-income families in improving their lives.