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Ningbo helps build new children's orphanage in Sichuan Province

Ningbo Charity Federation has recently signed an agreement with Ya'an, a city in the western part of Sichuan province, promising to build a new children’s orphanage for the city. After a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Ya'an city on April 20 last year, Ningbo Charity Federation receiving 25,897,473.49 yuan donated by local organizations and individuals.  According to the agreement, the orphanage has 150 beds and cover an area of 5,000 square meters, or a total construction area of 6,000 square meters. Facilities on medical, rehabilitation, education and skills training will be installed.

Ningbo Charity Federation has already sent the money to Sichuan Provincial Charity Federation, who is responsible for funding Ya'an Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau according to the progress of the project. Under the agreement, the construction of the children orphanage will start before April 20 this year, and completed in next April.

NBU students hold charity auction

A charity auction organized by the first-year MBA students in Ningbo University (NBU) was held on the evening of January 3.

The auction items included traditional items like paintings, accessories and jewelry as well as creative ideas. Freshmen in one MBA class auctioned a four-day trip to Korea's Jeju Island. Another special item from Chen Min, another freshman, was free legal aid service for one year, which was sold for more than 10,000 yuan ($1,065.2).

According to the organizers, the event raised a total of 33,850 yuan ($5,592.7), which will be donated to the needy students in the Business School of NBU.

Alumni donated 5 million yuan to fund school education

Over 30 outstanding teachers in Zhengshi High School in Ningbo's Yinzhou District received a total of 70,000 yuan as their rewards, paid by the school's "Education Development Fund", a charity fund established by the school alumni.

Earlier this year, seven school alumni including Mr. Ren Qifeng, graduated in 1989, Mr. Wangzhao Chun, graduated in 1986, Mr. Yu Sanchuan and other 4 entrepreneurs made a visit to their alma mater, and learned that some teachers and students from poor families kept working and studying in the school. To help the teachers and students, they raised 500 million yuan ($ 82.2 million) and established a charity fund named "Zhengshi Secondary Education Development Foundation", which is the first high school charitable fund in Yinzhou District.

Time for good Samaritans to step forward

As I crossed a busy road in the sprawling center of Beijing the other day, yet another fast car came swerving around the bend - against the light, of course - just short of running over the tops of my boots. And as I instinctively froze on the tips of my toes, a skill which many people in this country seem to have involuntarily mastered, I felt my heart almost skip a beat. 

This was not long after a woman in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, who, several days ago, was not nearly as lucky in avoiding one of China's countless road collisions: She wound up knocked off her scooter and pinned beneath a car. 

Ever so fortunately for her, she was pulled out by the quick and selfless actions of more than 10 people, including motorists and pedestrians, who together managed to lift the vehicle trapping her and pulled her out to safety - an act of goodwill that she later graciously thanked them for. 

It was a scene starkly opposite to that witnessed just a day earlier in the province's city of Jinhua, west of Ningbo, where passersby responded to an old man who had toppled from his bicycle by forming a "safety island" around the motionless senior - stopping short of lending a hand. They worried that when he came to, he would sue those who had tried to help him. 

A police officer eventually arrived on scene, and the man was taken to hospital. Luckily for him, despite the lack of immediate care and attention he received from passersby, he was fine and doctors treated him only for minor injuries before releasing him. 

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Yuyao received donations of 22.729 million yuan

On October 15, a related authority of Yuyao Municipality made a report of the new advancement the city had made against the Fitow. Except for a few basements, the surface accumulated water in all living quarters had been drained out. Power supply, telecommunication and traffic had been gradually restored to normal conditions and the epidemic prevention was going on.

According to the report, Yuyao city received 636 donations of various materials, valuing 40.9652 million yuan; the city spent 13 million yuan purchasing food and necessities for the disaster affected people. The donated money the city received added up to 22.729 million yuan, including 15.80 million yuan from other cities and 6.929 million yuan from individuals.

At present, Yuyao still has 19 shelters, which housed 546 people. 138 vegetable markets reopened, with the daily supply reaching 750 tons.

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