Funding Educational Programs
"Never let a single child drop out of school because of poverty", this is Sinopec's commitment to employees, and also a hope to all the children who dropout due to poverty. On the one hand, Sinopec actively aid to build the "Hope Primary School". On the other hand, we set up funds and carry out various donations for poor children.
Funding the Construction of "Hope Schools"
Sinopec regards funding the construction of "Hope Schools" as a long-term charity commitment. Since 2005, we have donated and built 338 Hope Primary Schools.
Funding "Spring Blossom" Female Students
Sinopec " Spring Buds" project supporting female students was started in 2004 and carried out in 68 counties and 34 cities in Sichuan, Guizhou, Gansu and Hunan Provinces, and has already been very fruitful. In 2011, Sinopec once again allocated RMB 1.992 million to fund the high school education of 3320 "Spring Blossom" female students from poor families. In June, 2011, they took part in the college entrance examination and 2700 "Spring Blossom" students were admitted by universities across the country.
By 2011, Sinopec has donated RMB 55.098 million in total, funding 20,358 "Spring Blossom" students to finish elementary education, 9960 "Spring Blossom" students for high-school education among which 6539 were admitted by universities.
Funding for Impoverished Students
Sinopec also strengthened poverty relief work at the location of its subsidiaries and provided funds for children in impoverished families.
Sinopec Zhongyuan Oilfield carried out "Fund for Education in Autumn" project since 1995, aided 10,769 student in poverty with total a funding of RMB 10 million. Zhongyuan Oilfield was awarded "Advanced Unit of Education Aid" in Henan Province for many years. Henan Oilfield has funded 3261students in 12 years with total a funding of RMB 5.03 million. 496 of them finished their university studies.
According to statistics, in 2011, Sinopec subsidiaries invested RMB 2 million to help 1,257 excellent university and high school students in poverty, among which 226 were freshmen and 1,031 were high-school students, and received hundreds of appreciation letters. Long Mingxian, a Tsinghua University student from environment science and engineering department aided by Sinopec, said: "Sinopec not only funded my study expense, but also made me realize that despite of self-development, self-improvement and personal pursuit, a person should also shoulder social responsibilities and contribute to the social progress."