The second public welfare summit on left-behind children was held by Nanfang Metropolis Daily (南方都市报) in Shenzhen yesterday. It was co-hosted by Southern Media Group (南方报业传媒集团), the Department for Children of All-China Women’s Federation (全国妇联儿童工作部) and China Family Education Society (中国家庭教育学会). Nanfang Metropolis Daily started an initiative, named “Dream Action for Left-behind Children” (留守儿童圆梦行动), in 2009 to improve the living conditions and mental health of left-behind children, and in 2014 it held the first public welfare summit on left-behind children.
The summit mainly focused on two topics: how to use legal methods to solve the problem of left-behind children, and how to establish social assistance system for them. Chen Xiaoxia, the head of Department for Children of All-China Women’s Federation and Wu Ni, the director of the Education Police Research Center of National Institute of Education Sciences, attended the summit and each gave a speech. And the summit also invited four left behind children to share their stories at the meeting. Before the summit, the sponsors of the meeting along with Lin Hao Love Chain Foundation (林浩爱之链基金) founded the “Dream Action for Left-behind Children Charitable Alliance” (留守儿童圆梦行动公益联盟) to attract more social resources to help solve the left-behind children issue.