Shin Shin Benefit Concert Raise Fund to Help Rural Children in China

【World Journal】 Shin Shin Educational Foundation collaborated with Synaptics Inc. and hosted a benefit concert on March 18. The foundation's president Steve Ting said, this concert is to raise fund for the English and computer teachers training program (ECTT) for rural schools in China. The goal is between $30K and $40K.

The concert lasted for three hours, filled with great performances by the Synaptics Band, Bayland Dance, and Vocalists Sue Ma, Frank Au-Yeung , Shine Zhao, Dezhong Liu etc. Many community supporters attended the event, including Cupertino city council Barry Chang, former Cupertino Mayor Chris Wang, and Chinese Deputy Consul General in San Francisco, Xianrong Yi.

Steve Ting said, Shin Shin Educational Foundation has been helping rural children reduce the gap of education quality for many years, hoping that they will get out of poverty through a better education. Shin Shin's efforts made her mission known to many overseas Chinese, who joined the volunteer teams. The collaboration with Synaptics Inc. was made possible by a Shin Shin volunteer, who is also an employee in the company.

Steve Ting said that Synaptics Inc. always encourages employees to get involved in communities and take up social responsibilities. Through a Shin Shin volunteer, he was introduced to Francis Lee, CEO of Synaptics Inc, and discovered that Mr. Lee is very supportive for Shin Shin's education mission, and very quickly their cooperation began.

Born in Hong Kong, Francis Lee came to the United States at 16. He pointed out that social responsibility is a priority at Synaptics, and he noticed that many colleagues are very supportive for Shin Shin, “This is a great work”. He told the press that there were more than 10 Synaptics employees volunteered for Shin Shin in the past two years, helping out in Shanghai and Shenzhen etc.

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