The China Social Welfare Foundation launched an action on Saturday to help 1,000 orphans and children in poverty finish their education.
The action, sponsored by the foundation and the official website of the Xinhua News Agency, plans to raise 10 million yuan (1.6 million U.S. dollars) this year for these children.
It will help needy children aging between 14 and 17 to finish a secondary vocational education and help those aging between 16 and 23 to finish adult higher education, according to the foundation.
The children will be nominated by local governments and their names will be publicized.
The action was part of the Showyes Project under the foundation. The project has helped subsidize more than 600 children from less-developed areas since it was initiated in June last year.