项目时长：2014年3月—11月 Project Duration: March-November, 2014
项目地：全国23个省及直辖市 Project Site: 23 Provinces in China
合作伙伴：全国110所高校的公益社团 Partners: Teams from 110 Colleges & Universitises
“走向西部”QQ群：290934852 “Go West” QQ Group：290934852
After “Go West” of 2014 launched in March 12th, we received 335 applications from 110 colleges and universities all over China. 232 teams were strictly selected and awarded with a supporting fund of?￥ 700,300. A total of 4,089 students became volunteers of “Go West” and offered 4,267 service days in total. During July and August of 2014, “Go West” volunteers covered almost all the areas in western China, mainly in the provinces such as Guizhou, Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, Hunan, Shaanxi and Qinghai.
Compared with “Go West” projects in the past, we made the following changes in 2014:
1. Opened a new model with revised rules of “HuaQiao Foundation Competition in Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)”
2. Started a “Go West” competition in Nanjing
3. Held a “Go West” training session in Shanghai
4. Organized and participated in various summary sessions in Shanghai
During the past year, our “Go West” teams made progress in the following ways:
Diversifying project contents: we extended the sole-summer teaching program into vacation camps, poverty and ecology research, medical training, English and computer courses, and environmental protection;
Improving sustainability: we improved our cooperation by adding more college student organizations, which also pay long-term attention to the same sites year after year and make grassroot improvements;
Developing more collaborations: diversifying our collaborations with students by adding additional universities and including initiatives that guide social developments in western China;
Promoting innovation: student teams improved their ability to raise money independently through developing more creative methods.