Beijing Yanqing Bohua Car Wash Training Center held the opening ceremony

2018/05/26 News

On May 12th, 2018, for those people who gathered at the Bohua Car Wash Training Center in Yongning Town, Yanqing District, Beijing on that day, it was a day that would leave a “warm” label in memory: they jointly participated in the official opening of the Bohua Car Wash Training Center.


Liu Shiguo, the person in charge of the training center, and the trainees were dressed in new gray and bright yellow overalls, were busy cleaning the layout, the staff of the Charity Association and the rehabilitators were preparing the drinks and food, the two presenters were practicing the ceremony process over and over... When Professor Carlo Socol, CEO of Yizhong Education, came in the training center to prepare the opening ceremony, W/hat he saw was such a vivid picture.


On this day, Professor Socol looked forward to it for a long time. Since 2015, Yizhong Education and the Charity Association began to negotiate to do something for young people in need, until the birth of Bohua, the preparation of the project has spanned three year. Yizhong education started its vocational education in auto repair. When Prof. Socol heard from Mr. Bai Wei, director of the Charity Association, the willing of helping the local out-of-school youth and rehabilitators, he started to think about building a car-washing training center for them. This proposal has gathered attention and contributes from many parties during the process of realization. Finally, on May 12, 2018, all the parties who concerned Bohua were brought together.


At 9:00 in the morning, Mr. Bai Wei accompanied Ms. Huang Keying, Minister of United Front Work Department of Yanqing District, Mr. Xu Yun the deputy Minister, Mr. Chen Zhihai, Mayor of Yongning Town, and Mr. Zhu Wanfu, CDPF chairman,

caming to the training center one after another, the representatives of enterprises and kindhearted people arrived also. Signed, seated and began to communicate with others under the guidance of the trainees.


At 9:00 in the morning, Mr. Bai Wei accompanied Ms. Huang Keying, Minister of United Front Work Department of Yanqing District, Mr. Xu Yun the deputy Minister, Mr. Chen Zhihai, Mayor of Yongning Town, and Mr. Zhu Wanfu, CDPF chairman,

caming to the training center one after another, the representatives of enterprises and kindhearted people arrived also. Signed, seated and began to communicate with others under the guidance of the trainees.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 10:30. Prof. Socol and Mr. Bai gave thanks cards to the companies that supported the Bohua project. Minister Huang delivered a speech at the ceremony. She said that the training center served as a service for local youth who were out of school, poor youth and rehabilitators. The significance and impact of Bohua project will be enormous. Helping these young people learn skills and normally live in society is a public welfare which is worthy of active promotion by all parties in society:the governments, other social organizations, and enterprises. 

The "sharing moment" at the opening ceremony made the guests focus on the true protagonists of the training center - these young people who once dropped out of school, or wander the streets, or who can only rely on others to survive, with some slight tension and a little excitement, telling the stories of themselves with Bohua.

Xiao Zhang (a pseudonym) was expelled for participating in the fight when he was in junior high school. Before coming to Bohua, he was as addicted to games, just as many other “problem youth”, staying up late and with no aspiration for future. When he came to Bohua, the life began to be different, for “there is a person in charge here to make personal plans for us, every day we get up on time, eat on time, and study of working”, all these make Xiao Zhang felt that he suddenly had a sense of accomplishment and direction, and now he has a new vision for the future.

Xiaochen (a pseudonym) is a rehabilitator who once could only live on others. After coming to Bohua, he began to learn to do what he could, under the guidance of teachers. Although these things were small, they made him very happy: "I have had some abilities which provide that I am valuable, and even capable of helping others."

Francois-Xavier Cals, general manager of ENI China, the seventh largest oil company in the world and one of the world’s top 500 companies, was also one of the representatives of the companies attending the opening ceremony. After listening to the stories of these young people, he shared with Professor Socol that he "will always remember this day, these young people have brought me a lot of personal touch."

Mr. Cals said in his speech that this is the first social responsibility project that Eni Group participated in China. The entire team showed great expectations for the invitation of Yizhong education and they also have the motivation to work with other partners to help young people establish their career. "This is a wonderful adventure, and today, we see it succeed.”

At the opening ceremony, Prof. Socol showed the results of the project. He hopes that they can seek more cooperation and support for the future development of the project. Manager Jiang from Nanjing Iveco, a lady from Hong Kong, and many other guests present at the meeting all joined to discuss how they could participate in the project and do some practical works for young people and local economic and social development.

The day of May 12th, 2018, was the day when Bohua Car Wash Training Center is officially opened. It’s also a new starting for this meaningful project.