Oct 31, 2003
Proceeds from this event contributed to the setting up a computer classroom, library and playground at the Association's new facility in Wuxi New District.
"Seagate takes a special interest in making a positive contribution to the communities in which its employees live and work," said Jim Chirico, Seagate's senior vice president, Far East Operations. "These children represent a segment of society that faces unique challenges, and we believe it is important to provide them with more opportunities for success. We hope the facilities will provide an environment that meets their special needs and gives them the tools to lead happier and more productive lives."
"We are grateful for the generous support that Seagate has extended to us," said Wei Hong Xiang, Director, Wuxi Children Welfare Association. "Wuxi Children's Welfare Association stresses intellectual and social development for its disabled residents. Seagate's continued support will help us enhance our ability to cater to the needs of our children both intellectually and physically to help them integrate better into mainstream society."
Seagate has taken a long-term perspective to its corporate giving program in China. The Company has been recognized by the Chinese government for its contributions to the community, including its commitment to the conservation of giant panda at Wolong (2003), a computer laboratory for the Wuxi Deaf Mute School (2002), opening a Seagate Education Center for Disabled Children in Wuxi (1996) and the donation of US$50,000 towards the construction of a primary school in Hunan (1999).
About Wuxi Children Welfare Association The Wuxi Children Welfare Association is a part of the Wuxi Social Welfare Institute. The association caters to the educational, social and welfare needs of the intellectually and physically disabled in Wuxi, China. It currently is home to 150 children.
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