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World Vision Taiwan partners with firm to send children to school

World Vision Taiwan partners with firm to send children to school

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The local chapter of World Vision said Tuesday that it will launch a campaign in cooperation with Inventec Appliances Corp. to raise funds through the company's mobile phone sales to finance the education of children whose families are facing financial woes.
“Helping children go to school is always one of our main priorities,”said Hank Du, executive director of World Vision Taiwan, in a statement released Tuesday.
“In the midst of this economic crisis, Inventec's support is coming just at the right time. It's something the children who are being helped will never forget,”he added.
According to World Vision Taiwan, Inventec will donate NT$50 (US$1.5) to the charity organization for each mobile phone it sells from July 1-31, while donation boxes will also be made available in all its stores for customers to make contributions.
World Vision Taiwan wants to support the schooling of 45,000 children for two semesters but is currently facing a funding shortfall for the program of NT$86 million (US$2.62 million).
The group appealed to the public for financial support, either through direct donations or the joint campaign with Inventec, before the next semester begins in the fall.
Daniel Lee, president of Inventec, a vendor of wire and wireless telecommunication and digital assistant products such as cell phones, PDA and MP3 players, said in the statement that only through steady support from donors can needy families send their children to school, especially during this time of economic uncertainty.
According to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, the unemployment rate in May was a record high of 5.82 percent, with 633,000 people out of work.
(By Rachel Chan)




Updated : 2020-12-02 03:11 GMT+08:00