East China Normal University "Angels Special Fund" is a fund established by Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten in East China Normal University. The project achieved three firsts: the first national college to set up scholarships and allowances for new students from Hubei with the support of society strength; East China Normal University received the first social subsidy for the “Outstanding Teacher Award in the Eyes of Students”; and for the first time the students' innovations and innovative research projects in the field of preschool education were funded and developed through donations.
The "Angels Special Fund" mainly includes:
1. The Angels Anti-Epidemic Special Project, which has donated 174,000 Korean KF-94 masks to help front line workers fight against the pandemic. In addition, a special fund has been set up to issue scholarships to teachers and students from Hubei province;
2. The Angels Fund for Outstanding Teachers is used to reward "the outstanding teachers in the eyes of students" from East China Normal University so as to encourage teachers to devote themselves to teaching;
3. The Pre-school Education Fund is used to support East China Normal University pre-school education professionals in talent training and development of new disciplines;
4. The Beautiful Chinese Characters Project, to better cultivate the students’ core Chinese literacy and promote the comprehensive development of students to subsidize the "Beautiful Chinese Characters" Organizing Committee to carry out a series of activities;
5. The "Chinese Self-Study" Donation Project, targets elementary schools and kindergartens to donate the"Chinese Self-study • Little Smart Peas" magazine annually.
During the pandemic prevention and control period, Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten immediately donated to East China Normal University to set up the "Angels Special Fund", and together with East China Normal University, it provided urgent supplies for the front lines to fight against the epidemic, sent warmth to teachers and students in Hubei, and ensured safety for campus epidemic prevention and control. Since then, the Angels Special Fund has successively funded the selection of the "Outstanding Teacher Award in the Eyes of Students", supported the development of pre-school education disciplines, and assisted the construction of the "Chinese Self-study" journal. Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten and East China Normal University jointly wrote a chapter to contribute to society. The Good Deeds were selected as one of the “Top Ten Charity Stories of the Year for Public Welfare and Charity in Shanghai 2020”, and the donator, Principal Yoko Su Chunying won the “11th China Charity Shanghai Nomination Award”.
On November 25, 2020, the donation ceremony of East China Normal University "Angels Special Fund" was successfully held at the International Exchange Center of East China Normal University. Yoko Su Chunying, principal of Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten; Yu Bing, Chairman of Angels PTA; Lü Qi, former vice chairman of Angels PTA; Chen Wei, Pang Haijuan and Zhao Di, current vice chairmen of Angels PTA; Jin Zi, CEO of Angels PTA; and Wei Zhen, representative of Angels parents, were all invited to attend the donation ceremony. Mei Bing, secretary of the Party Committee of East China Normal University; Sun Zhenrong, vice president of East China Normal University; Si Yang, assistant to the school president and secretary-general of the East China Normal University Education Development Foundation; Fang Jianjun, secretary of the Party Committee of the pedagogy; Sun Guoqiang, deputy Editor-in-Chief of the East China Normal University "Chinese Self-Study"; Yang Yanhong, deputy minister of the Education; Ding Chanming, deputy director of the Academic Affairs Office; Wan Shu, deputy secretary-general of East China Normal University Education Development Foundation; Shen Ye, deputy secretary of the Party Committee of the pedagogy; Zhang Minghong, director of the department of preschool education; and Zuo Zhihong, secretary of the Party Branch attended the event. The event was hosted by Zhang Jingjing, deputy secretary-general of the Foundation.
Secretary of the Party Committee of East China Normal University Mei Bing having a pleasant meeting with Principal Yoko.
Mei Bing, secretary of the Party Committee of East China Normal University, delivered a speech at the donation ceremony. She highly affirmed and praised the establishment of "Angels Special Fund". The sudden outbreak of the pandemic and the outstanding alumni of East China Normal University and the enthusiastic parents of Angels forged a special bond between East China Normal University and Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten in the special year of 2020. The establishment of the "Angels Special Fund" is a very momentous action. It not only warms the hearts of students, but also encourages outstanding teachers to keep making progress. It also supports and encourages the East China Normal University Education Development Foundation to cultivate students with good virtue towards a strong country in education, and passes on the spirit of great love from Angels kindergarten. The Foundation will also live up to its trust, make good use of each donation, and exert greater effectiveness.
Secretary of the Party Committee of East China Normal University Mei Bing making the opening speech.
Assistant to the school president and secretary-general of the East China Normal University Education Development Foundation, Si Yang issues honor certificate to Principal Yoko.
Zhan Xiaohong, the “outstanding Teacher in the Students’ Eyes” award-winning teacher; Wang Xiaoyun, Hu Bei student representative who won the scholarship and Zhang Chunying, representative of the Department of Preschool Education made their speeches on the stage respectively. They expressed their gratitude to Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten, school leaders and teachers for their care and support. They will act with determination and shoulder the responsibility of keeping pace with the times and sharing the world’s destiny without fear of difficulties and obstacles, and they will strive to be the best!
Zhan Xiaohong, the “outstanding Teacher Award in the Students’ Eyes” award-winning teacher making a speech.
Wang Xiaoyun, Hu Bei student representative who won the scholarship making a speech.
Zhang Chunying, representative of the Department of Preschool Education making a speech.
Principal Yoko thanked East China Normal University for their trust and affirmation of Angels, which gave Angels staff the strength to move forward firmly on the road to public welfare; and thanked the warm-hearted Angels parents and PTA for their unity, friendship, warmth and full support. In this unforgettable 2020, we’re bonded to think and grow more in the disaster. When we look at the world in a global perspective, we’ll see that because of the strong protection and correct guidance of our motherland, we can overcome the difficulties together and live a safe and happy life. Let us cherish the present together, be grateful for everything the motherland has done for us, and become a Chinese with truly patriotic actions!
The donation ceremony ended perfectly amidst bursts of warm applause. Because of great love, Angels International Bilingual Kindergarten and East China Normal University met with each other; for the cause of education we held hands and worked together with great effort. In the future, Angels will look forward to continue their partnership with East China Normal University to spread love and hope in every corner of our motherland.