This year, the 33rd Pico Group International Conference was held in Hangzhou, China. The Pico Global Care in Action event held during the conference was to provide love and care to less fortunate students from Guangyu Hope Primary School located in a suburb of Hangzhou.

To support children's education and help students from financially-challenged families, the Group aimed to raise funds to improve both the school environment and the students’ lives by supporting two initiatives: the ‘Project Hope Mini-Library’, which will add over 1,000 new books to and enhance the facilities of the school library; and the ‘Project Hope 1+1’ campaign, which improves their learning conditions, help alleviate the students’ family economic difficulties on education, and better enables them to complete their studies.

The Project Hope Mini-Library project activation ceremony was held in tandem with a school visit on 16 December. The Pico Global Care in Action delegates arrived early in the morning for a day full of fun and giving. After a campus tour, a 4x100m relay race between mixed teams made up of students and Pico delegates heated up the atmosphere. It was an exciting, joyful and unforgettable experience for everyone.

Through contributions made by the Group along with a corporate gift charity sale and individual contributions, a total of RMB70,000 was raised for the school and the students. Thank you to everyone for making this year’s mission a truly successful one!

Guangyu Hope Primary School is one of many primary schools supported by the Project Hope programme, an extensive and influential philanthropic programme launched by the China Youth Development Foundation in 1989.