Eaton Contributes to Early Childhood Education Programs in China

Date: 2015/8/11

SHANGHAI … Power management company Eaton has recently donated RMB 100,000 for the Read Learn Succeed program under the Early Childhood Education Program initiated by the Shanghai Charity Foundation – United Way Fund (SCF-UWF). The Read Learn Succeed program will support migrant children kindergartens to buy picture books, set up book corners and develop trainings for teachers.
 
Eaton volunteers interacted with nearly 40 children through reading and coloring games to emphasize the importance of dental hygiene with good habits and how to keep teeth healthy. The program is the first joint effort between United Way and the Shanghai Charity Foundation, and its ultimate goal is to improve early education opportunities for 30,000 migrant children living in Shanghai. Eaton is one of the first companies to contribute and support this program.
 
"Our Corporate Social Responsibility practice does not only involve donations, but the support and participation of employee volunteers is also a core element, said Joe-Tao Zhou, President of Eaton China. “Children are the future and hope of our society. By focusing on supporting education and growth through diverse programs, we are hoping to make an impact on the lives of vulnerable children in China.” 
 
Since 2006, Eaton has continuously contributed through its Eaton Charitable Fund to the Midwest Education Development Program of Shanghai Normal University (SNU) to sponsor the training programs for primary and middle school teachers in the Midwestern areas and SNU's short and middle-term teaching programs in the undeveloped Midwestern areas. Eaton’s support also helps SNU's graduates to teach in these areas and provides scholarships to local students. In 2015, Eaton donated RMB 187,000 for the program.
 
"Teach Future China" is another program Eaton participated to support rural education. In 2015, Eaton donated RMB 93,000 for the program. Founded in 2008, Teach Future China (TFC) is affiliated to the UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education. The program sends and supports top university graduates to teach in rural schools for two years, offers continuous and systematic training, and cultivates talented participants who care about education in an effort to boost the progress of Chinese society.       
 
Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.