“In my final exam, I got the 3rd position in my class. I want to wish you a charming season. May this spring bring you wonderful and splendid things. I am grateful to you for your kind concern…” This is a thank-you letter written by a kid at a local SOS Children’s Village to CRBC’s project department of the Karakoram Highway (KKH) project phase II in Pakistan.
During the process of building the KKH Phase II project, Chinese constructors found the local SOS Children’s Village, a private social welfare organization and home to about 160 children, could barely meet children’s basic living and learning needs due to its imperfect facilities.
“Children are the hope and future of a country. We should do something for them.” The Chinese constructors said.
Therefore they decided to give the village a makeover, and equipped it with new facilities such as water heaters, solar panels and an uninterruptible power supply. They also donated school supplies, clothes, flour, fruits and milk to the children there, and spent local festivals with them. Pakistan children sent Chinese constructors affectionate letters in return for their kindness and love.
Stretching 118 km in total, the whole line of the project came into service in July of this year. It has created a large number of jobs and has helped improve Pakistan’s economy and people’s livelihoods.