COSCO SHIPPING International Give Full Support to “Sowers Action Challenging 12 Hours” For Twelve Consecutive Years

Nov 15, 2019

On 27th October 2019, COSCO SHIPPING International sent 68 employees and their family members, with a total of 17 teams, to participate in its sponsored event, “Sowers Action Challenging 12 Hours” charity marathon organised by the non-profit charity organization, Sowers Action. This was the 12th consecutive year that COSCO SHIPPING International supported the event. All participants completed the 12km race for education within the designated time, in which two Open Teams won the 3rd and the 8th place respectively. This demonstrated the corporate citizenship of team spirit and passion in charity of the COSCO SHIPPING’s employees.

“Sowers Action Challenging 12 Hours” charity marathon is an annual fund-raising charity walk held by Sowers Action, and it has been held for 20 years. The activity sets the categories of 42 km, 26km and 12km races. Participants are required to walk through several sections in Wilson Trail within limited time, during which they experience the hardship of the students in the mountainous regions in China, who pursue their studies by walking several hours every day to school. Meanwhile, they raise fund to help improve the education condition there.

COSCO SHIPPING International spares no effort in social charity activities, particularly the Company concurs with the Sowers Action’s belief of ‘Education is the key to eradicating poverty’. As such COSCO SHIPPING International has been consistently sponsoring the charity event of Sowers Action’ Challenging 12 Hours and directly subsidizing the students in poverty in Mainland China to complete their studies. Approximately 951 students from Sichuan, Yunnan and Gansu provinces had benefited. Going forward, COSCO SHIPPING International will continue to cooperate with Sowers Action to make contribution in nurturing the future pillars of the country.