Targeted Poverty Alleviation
Targeted Poverty Alleviation
Support the Victory of the Battle Against Poverty and Closely Connect with Rural Revitalization
Taking people’s better life as its own responsibility, Vanke has actively engaged in targeted poverty alleviation and rural revitalization, contributed to the revival and development of rural education, infrastructure, industrial development, cultural heritage and other fields, supported the construction of Beautiful Countryside projects, and given back to the community with the expertise and strength.
Supporting the construction of Shouning Dongqu Middle School
Shouning County, located in Ningde city, east of Fujian Province, suffers from a severe shortage of education infrastructure. With the support of the China Foundation for the Guangcai Program, Shouning County, Ningde City and Fujian Province, Vanke invested RMB 120 million in the project. Vanke sent professional teams, overcame challenges such as difficulties of mountain area construction, long rainy season and lack of workforce and mechanical resources, finally completed the largest education poverty alleviation investment project in Fujian Province.
Funding the basic education of the five counties in Guizhou and Gansu
With regards to educational resources, Guizhou and Gansu are among the most deficient regions in China with extremely insufficient education infrastructure. In partnership with China Foundation for Guangcai Program, Vanke cumulatively invested RMB 75 million from 2018 to 2020 to support the basic education of the five poverty-stricken counties designated by the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee, namely, Qinglong County, Hezhang County, Wangmo County and Sandu County of Guizhou Province and Jishishan County of Gansu Province. The funds have been used to improve the basic conditions of local kindergartens and primary schools, centering on teaching buildings, student dormitories and canteens, and complemented by auxiliary facilities such as libraries, electric classrooms, and playgrounds.
Supporting the Reconstruction of Zundao School
In response to the Wenchuan earthquake on May 12, 2008, Vanke supported the reconstruction of anti-seismic grade 9 Zundao Elementary and Middle School in Mianzhu, Sichuan Province. It’s the first permanent building delivered and put into use after the earthquake. For the past 12 years, Vanke and many people have paid close attention to the development of the school and children’s growth. Through teacher incentive plans, student awards and grants, academic campus construction, and physical quality improvement of teachers and students, Vanke has continuously injected new impetus into the development of the school.
Supporting fundamental education for the relocation project in Nujiang, Yunnan
In active response to Shenzhen’s counterpart assistance work to Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, Vanke donated RMB 100 million to support the city’s poverty alleviation through education development. The funds would be used to construct 8 kindergartens in the relocation sites of Jing’an Village of Zhaoyang District and Maojiawan Village of Ludian County to create a safe and comfortable living growing environment to meet the diversifying developmental needs of children. By the end of 2020, 6 kindergartens had been completed and delivered, and scheme design for the remaining 2 kindergartens had been underway.
Vanke·Green & Shine Rural Education Support Program
On March 3, 2020, the government of Guizhou Province announced that 24 counties (districts), including Zheng’an, have been removed from the list of poverty-stricken counties, and Zhenfeng County in Qianxinan Prefecture has been included in the list, signalling that it has successfully got out of poverty. In November 2016, Vanke cooperated with Beijing Green & Shine Foundation to launch the five-year Vanke-Green & Shine Rural Teacher Support Program. As part of poverty alleviation action through education development in Zhenfeng County, the project has contributed to the overall poverty alleviation in the county.
In view of the education situation and requirements of Zhenfeng County, the project focuses on the professional ability, professional identity, physical and mental health of rural teacher groups, and provides the teachers in the county with systematic training and learning support regarding reading promotion and science class learning and research in addition to book donation and scientific exploration experimental equipment, to improve the environment and quality of elementary education in Zhenfeng County.
Mainly focusing on the two major influences of “publicizing independent reading” and “promoting teaching transformation” in 2020, Vanke led, drove and motivated the involvement of more schools and teachers in independent reading and campus reading for teachers and students. Efforts were also made to promote the change of schools and teachers in the concept, method, behavior and other aspects of science class teaching and research, and facilitate the change from the past focus on the transmission of knowledge to the cultivation of children’s scientific literacy and comprehensive ability.