Jack Ma’s China Rural Teachers Award given out in Sanya
The Jack Ma Foundation’s 3rd annual rural teachers award ceremony was held once again at the Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort and Spa, Hainan, on January 21st, 2018.
The Awards Ceremony was held outdoors on the Resort’s central lawn. One hundred teachers selected by the Foundation from some of China’s most rural regions, including Yunnan, Gansu, Guizhou, Sichuan, Shanxi, and Ning Xia, were awarded RMB 100,000 each to help benefit rural schools and students, and to support the improvement of rural education in China.
The foundation’s rural teacher awards plan was launched in late 2014 to to help improve education, the environment, public health, and to support development in the nonprofit sector. Jack Ma has pledged to donate RMB 10 million each year to carry out the plan.
Emceed by famous emcees Wang Han and Patty Hou, the award ceremony saw the attendance of celebrities, such as famous Chinese movie star Jackie Chan, Chinese Kung Fu star Jet Li, actress Sun Li, popular singer Hu Haiquan and Tan Weiwei.
Following the first two collaborations in 2016 and 2017 with the “Jack Ma Rural Teachers Award” ceremony, Shangri-La’s Sanya Resort and Spa, Hainan, was proud to have played a role in this initiative as part of its ongoing effort and commitment to education.
The resort has adhered to its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), actively carries out humanitarian projects, and cooperates with local schools and children’s rehabilitation centers. Its work includes infrastructure support, life skills training, and hotel internships — all of which make a contribution to the community’s benefit.
About Jack Ma Foundation
The Jack Ma Foundation is a charitable organization that was established in 2014 by Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, with the aim of promoting human development in harmony with society and the environment. The Foundation’s mission is to work toward a world with bluer skies, cleaner water, healthier communities, and more open thinking. It focuses on Education, Environment, Public Health and People Development in the Nonprofit sector, with a view to fostering an innovative and sustainable model for a better world.