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Huangpu hosts event on philanthropy
    The 9th Shanghai Philanthropy Partnership Day will be held over the weekend in Huangpu District, featuring an exhibition, forum and activities highlighting garbage sorting and poverty alleviation, Shanghai’s civil affairs authorities announced yesterday.
    The two-day event will be held at Shanghai Gongyi Xintiandi, a government-subsidized charity program park.
    An exhibition highlighting 18 social organizations’ involvement in garbage sorting will be held, as they have played an active role in promoting waste classification via performances, handmade eco-friendly products, activities and other projects, the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said.
    A forum on how to encourage social organizations to play a greater role in garbage sorting and to participate in the governance of residential communities will be held. It will gather officials from the Shanghai People’s Congress and greenery authorities, as well as neighborhood committees and social organization representatives. 
    Educational institutes will exhibit their philanthropy-related efforts in poverty alleviation, senior care, environmental protection and disaster relief.
    A list of 36 outstanding social organizations will be honored in areas such as science and technology, social service, law, education and commerce. 
    In addition, 18 philanthropy projects and social organizations will receive awards during a philanthropy startup competition, the bureau said.

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