School Leaders Attend the Donation Ceremony for the Yinghua Continuing Education Fund
The donation ceremony for the Yinghua Continuing Education Fund for Chinese International Exchange was held on the afternoon of March 29. BNU Vice Secretary of the Party Committee, Hui Tian, Director of Burberry Asian Limited, Guoben Wu, Standing Director of the China International Culture Exchange Center, Hongsheng Lu, among others attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. Administrators of the Education Fund and the Department of Student Affairs also attended the ceremony.
Vice Secretary Hui Tian spoke highly of Mr. Wu’s philanthropy in giving to the cause of education, expressed thanks for Mr. Wu’s contribution to cultivating student teachers by giving them a free education, and spoke of BNU’s wish to cooperate with various circles of society in cultivating excellent teachers who are talented and devoted to contributing to the development of education and the realization of a national rejuvenation.
Guoben Wu said he hoped that students were treasuring their time in college, learning their material well and aspiring to be the best, and that they would devote their lives to their country. Ms. Lu encouraged students to develop and grow. Jiang He, on behalf of the student teachers receiving a free education, expressed thanks to Gben Wu and promised that he and his colleagues would reciprocate by helping society one day.
Vice Secretary Hui Tian, representing Beijing Normal University, conferred an honorary medal on. Guoben Wu. Lishuang Fan, Secretary-General of the Educational Foundation, signed a donation protocol for Yinghua Continuing Education with Hongsheng Lu. After the ceremony, leaders and guests met with the student teachers receiving financial aid from the Yinghua Fund.
It was Guoben Wu who donated more than 1,200,000 yuan to BNU to establish the Yinghua Fund for Chinese International Cultural Exchange. In the past four years, two hundred student teachers have received financial aid from the Fund. At the time the first group of recipient student teachers was graduating, Mr. Wu donated 965,000 yuan to establish Yinghua Continuing Education Fund for Chinese International Cultural Exchange, to provide student teachers with internship opportunities, assistance and awards for post-graduate study, to help them become better teachers so as to become the backbone of the country’s development.