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YCIS Beijing Primary Students “Read to Feed” Chinese Farmers

April, 2016
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ycis-beijign-news-read-to-feedDuring this March, Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrated all things literature by holding a “Literacy Enrichment Week” for the students. One of the most impressive highlights of the week was the Primary School’s “Read to Feed” charity fundraiser. An event that encourages active reading while helping out a worthy cause, Primary School students greatly surpassed expectations by raising a whopping 23,912 RMB in a single week!

“Read to Feed”, organized by the global non-profit organization Heifer International, is a fundraiser aimed at ending hunger and poverty in rural areas by raising money through a literacy-based initiative. Donations and funds received during this March are going towards improving the living standards of impoverished farmers in remote Chinese villages by providing them with various kinds of livestock, such as pigs, cattle and sheep. At the same time, they are also provided training on better animal husbandry practices, preventing the spread of infectious disease, and how to more efficiently explore the market.

As a reward for the Primary School students’ hard work, Heifer International has invited YCIS students to come visit one of the farms they have helped improved as a direct result of the money they raised. 

 

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