On 8th August, Sanny from CTC joined with representatives of CPAZ and Internchina on a trip to meet some of the students from Pingsha elementary school in Doumen district, one of the recipients of the funds raised through the Come Together Charity Music Festival 2015.
At the first family we visited, the Wus, we were able to meet the second grader Wu; when he was just two years old his father passed away, and he is now living with his grandparents. However, his grandfather experiences severe rheumatoid arthritis, and as a family of three, they are forced to survive on a single pension.
Next, we visited the Li family. The Li sisters, an 11-year-old sixth grader and her 13-year-old sister, live with their mother who earns an unstable and lowly income of 1000 RMB per month, working in a factory.
The Deng family was the third family we visited. This 10-year-old girl’s parents separated when she was very young, and her father can only take on casual part-time work due to chronic health problems.
Although during Deng’s earliest years her grandfather worked to support them, following his unfortunate death, Deng and her father must now rely on Deng’s elderly grandmother’s labours, who casually fishes the local ponds, to survive.
Come Together has been sponsoring underprivileged children around Zhuhai through CPAZ for four years, and the 2015 donations to underprivileged students and orphans in Pingsha reached an incredible RMB 90,750. China has one of the largest gaps of inequality in education between urban and rural areas, and for this reason Come Together is committed to narrowing this gap by supporting low income families and disadvantaged children. We have in fact funded 138 students – with their school travel, bus to and from home and lunch fees at RMB 550 each, accumulating to RMB 75,900!
2015年给珠海斗门平沙的贫困学生和孤儿捐赠的善款一共为RMB 90,750。一起来慈善音乐会一直都有通过爱心会资助珠海贫困儿童。由于中国城乡教育质量差异巨大，我们希望通过资助低收入家庭和贫困儿童，让其充分发挥自身潜能，缩小这一差距。我们共资助了138名学生，为每位学生提供550元的交通和午餐补助，共计RMB 75,900。
Come Together has also sponsored 99 students with love packs, consisting of a backpack, globe, notepads, stationary, and more to take home and use at school. Each students love pack was RMB 150, accumulating to RMB 14,850! Finally, the Come Together Festival was able to place a third of its hard earned funds to disadvantaged children through CPAZ, in total a staggering RMB 90,760, making us the second largest donor to the charity in 2015.
“一起来”同时也捐赠了99个爱心书包（包含：书包、地球仪、笔记本、文具等），每个爱心书包价格RMB 150，共计RMB 14,850。2015年，“一起来慈善音乐节”给贫困儿童捐赠的RMB 90,760约占总善款三分之一，在爱心会2015年的捐赠者中排第二位。
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