SWF held two training courses on October 28-November 10 at Fudan University in favor of colleagues from Yunnan Provincial Women's Federation, under a support from the local authority in charge of exchanges programs. Wang Jianzhang, vice Chairperson of SWF hosted an opening for the training course. A professor from Fudan University made an orientation to over 100 women carders present at the course.
He Hongmei and Li Jiang, chairperson and vice chairperson of Women Federation in Yunnan Province addressed the courses respectively. In their addresses, they pointed out that it was a history of long-standing since Shanghai was assigned to assist Yunnan Province. Women of Yunnan Province were grateful to Shanghai Women's Federation and people of other circles for their generous help. The training courses arranged by SWF were designed to target Yunnan women staff, especially those active at grassroots. Both hoped that all trainees would cherish the opportunity and try their best to learn more and think more and exchange ideas with others more during the training course and get ready to bring back what they have learnt in Shanghai and put them into their own practice as soon as possible.
The training course was of great significance to put into practice what President Xi asked to free poor people from poverty and instructions from All-China Women's Federation to answer President Xi's call by enhancing competence and ability of women organizations at grassroots, so as to lead women masses to play a role of holding up half sky in the drive of poverty alleviation. The training courses arranged a couple of popular lecturers to talk at the courses detail President Xi's instruction which obviously enhanced the quality of the training. Besides, trainees were grouped to have field trips during the training, too. Trainees commented that curriculums developed for the course was niche for them!