Children's Department of the ACWF
Today's girls will be tomorrow's mothers-their growth, health and education will affect the overall quality of the whole nation. An adolescent girl can bring wealth to her family just by learning skills and can help her village escape poverty. The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and UK's Department of International Development (DFID) unveiled in Beijing on November 6, 2002 advocacy and skills training program for poor adolescent Chinese girls. Now, being implemented for one and a half year, the program plays a key role in improving their livelihood and general qualities and in urging more girls to participate in local development.
1. NPC Standing Committee Vice-Chairperson and ACWF President Gu Xiulian (left) and Catherine Elizabeth Nettleton (right), Political Counselor of British Embassy attended the launching ceremony of the project on November 6, 2002
2. The project participants take the training course
3. The project officials of China and the UK attend the Inception Meetings of the DFID-ACWF Partnership Advisory Committee and Executive Committee
4. The project participants learn about girls' situation
The Launching of the Program
The Launching Ceremony of DFID and ACWF Vocational Training for Girls and Capacity Building Partnership in Advocacy and Skills Training for Poor Adolescent Girls was held in China Women Activity Center on November 6, 2002.
NPC Standing Committee Vice-Chairperson and ACWF President Gu Xiulian and Catherine Elizabeth Nettleton, Political Counselor at the British Embassy attended the ceremony. The plan was formulated so that work would be carried out in three western provinces-Yunnan, Sichuan and Gansu-between 2002 and 2006.