The 2021 annual meeting of Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room
Recently, the 2021 annual meeting of Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room and Soong’s Family Garden Charity Afternoon Tea was held in Shanghai Soong Ching Ling Foundation.
The guests attending the event were Qin Wenjun, a famous children's literature writer; Chen Su, editor-in-chief of Children's Epoch; Chun Zi and Zhang Xiaodong, famous writers in Shanghai; Professor Xue Yanli, wife of Mr. Ma Geshun, a famous conductor; Lu Yiwei, guidance director of the project of Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room; Jianyong Yang, general planner of Hezhong Love Gala; Ji Ping, Yi Bing and Shi Qionglu, artists; Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room Project Guidance Schools’s leaders: Zheng Haihui, Vice President of Shanghai Weiyu Experimental School; Sun Lin, Principal of Tongyuan Primary School; Fang Jidong, Principal of Aiju Primary School; Wang Wanling, Principal of Dong Er Primary School; Mao Ying, President of Meiyuan Middle School; Yao Liqin, President of Fenyang Middle School; Cui Peng, President of Shanghai No.2 Junior High School; Zhu Chunhui, Director of Moral Education of Middle School Affiliated to East China University of Science and Technology, and some members of the Presidium of Hezhong Love and representatives of caring organizations. The annual meeting was presided over by Ge Sang, the reading instructor of Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room project.
Li Jin, director of SSCLF’s Hezhong Special Fund Management Committee and initiator of the Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room project, made the annual work report. Since the project was launched in December 2017, the first Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room was opened in Yushu, Qinghai Province in 2018. So far, the Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Rooms have been established in 7 provinces across China, benefiting 45,000 students in the areas with unbalanced development of educational resources. From 2020 to 2021, with the support of the Hezhong Love Presidium and caring people from all walks of life, Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room Project has donated and distributed more than 20,000 picture books and children’s books to various sites across the country, and held a number of online and offline activities.
Qin Wenjun, a famous children's literature writer, said in her speech, I had the honor to be the editor-in-chief of magazine "Children's Epoch" founded by Mme. Soong Ching Ling and the first editor-in-chief of China Welfare Institute Publishing House. I think Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room project is not only a kind of charity, but also a kind of discovery, which can discover children, understand children, and guide children. "Only when every child in China is well, the whole of China will be well."
The guests Chun Zi, Xue Yanli, Lu Yiyi and Yang Jianyong called on all the participants to make concerted efforts to support the Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room Project, and the caring people at the meeting responded positively. The event ended successfully in the Erhu performance by Zhang Yuanyuan, the representative of the Yichun Soong Ching Ling Children's Reading Room.