Lear Wuhan Metals Helping Schoolchildren in Need
On Sept. 25th, 13 team members from Wuhan Metals arrived at 11 a.m. at the Huang Long elementary school located in the remote Mufu mountain area of Yangxin, Hubei province, after a two and a half hour car drive, approximately 150 km (90 miles) southeast of Wuhan.
The school only has five teachers and 182 students and most of the children are without parents or have parents who have left the area to find work. The Lear Wuhan team selected this school to help because the facilities are not adequate and the resulting teaching conditions are very difficult.
The more than 350 employees of Lear Wuhan Metals raised almost RMB 11,000 ($1725) and some clothes, books, sporting goods and other items during just one week. Using the collected funds, the Wuhan team was able to buy even more school supplies, five cakes for the event and an additional 100 books for children according to their preferences to encourage further reading.
The Lear team held a flag-raising ceremony with the children on the school’s playground and Ming Li (Wuhan Gen. Mgr.) on behalf of the entire plant staff expressed future best wishes and encouragement to the teachers and wished the children a happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Ming also encouraged the children to go out and be inquisitive about the outside world, be self-reliant, and be useful to others and society. The school’s principal Ke Mei Qiang expressed gratitude to Lear on behalf of all the teachers and students and spoke of the school’s commitment to encourage the students to do well and perform their responsibilities at a high level.
After the flag-raising ceremony, all the Lear volunteers and teachers together gave the children gift bags and stationery and shared the cake, with the students responding with happy cheers and their sincere thanks. “At two o 'clock that afternoon, we had gained so much of a great feeling of helping and the teachers and children waved to us as we left,” said Ming. “Lear has been performing practical actions that give back to society so we can let our spirit of community service really come out and say, ‘One Heart, One Lear’.”
Posted on 11/4/2015
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