An on-going photo exhibition aimed at being an eye-opener for Beijing residents depicts the true living and working conditions of rural migrant workers and their children who have come to the national capital.
The exhibit show is organized by the Cultural Communication Center for Facilitators (CCCF), in collaboration with an international non-government organization and the largest book store in the city.
CCCF was set up in 2003 to to empower rural workers in cities and help urban and rural areas to develop harmoniously, under the tenet of "solidarity and cooperation, helping others and yourself".
On May 4, a workshop was held at the bookstore, where representatives from various social strata met to share their views on the issue. At the gathering, the CCCF donated books to a local school for the children of migrant workers.
The organizer said the photo show will also be held at colleges and universities, and communities in rural areas, so as to increase the public awareness about the issue.
(Xinhua News Agency May 6, 2006)