(Shenyang) On July 22nd, the 2019 BMW JOY Home Football Tournament Summer Camp, jointly organized by China Charity Federation-BMW Warm Heart Fund and China Education Development Foundation, officially kicked off in Shenyang. Ten joyful football teams from BMW JOY Home schools nationwide will spend a week competing on the football pitch and sharing the joy brought by football.
This summer camp was organized specially for the left-behind and migrant children from BMW JOY Home schools. A total of ten joyful football teams from Liaoning, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, Hunan, Guangxi, Anhui and other provinces and autonomous regions gathered in Shenyang, including one team comprised entirely of girl players. During the summer camp, the young players will not only receive football training and participate in football matches, but also visit the BMW Brilliance Plant Tiexi in Shenyang and attend interesting classes organized by BMW associate and customer volunteers, as well as other colorful summer camp activities, adding up to an unforgettable and fruitful summer.
Mr. Hu Chuanmu, Assistant to the President of China Charity Federation, said at the kick-off ceremony, “In the context of campus football in our country as well as the government’s emphasis on the healthy physical and mental growth of left-behind children, China Charity Federation-BMW Warm Heart Fund has taken the initiative to enact the policy outlined in the ‘Guidance on Accelerated Development of Teenager Campus Football’ – a document jointly released by the Ministry of Education and five other ministries. We have upgraded our public welfare concept from ‘donation aid’ to ‘enabling’ so as to carefully design and implement project activities with a focus on the themes of ‘Joyful Football’ and ‘Joyful Sports’, managing to improve the mental health of left-behind and migrant children and to promote campus football from a social public welfare perspective.”
Caring for the physically and mentally healthy development of left-behind and migrant children in China’s disadvantaged regions has long been one of the main planks in BMW's corporate social responsibility platform. Mr. Daniel Schaefer, Senior Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing of BMW Brilliance, said at the kick-off ceremony, "Over the past eight years since BMW JOY Home launched in 2011, the project has made great contributions in improving the living conditions of left-behind and migrant children in synergy efforts with BMW customers, dealers, associates and other stakeholders. The power of one company’s CSR project is limited, but the power of the whole society is boundless. BMW JOY Home expects to cooperate with more social public welfare organizations and people, and to work with stakeholders to contribute continuously to a better society."
Since 2017 when BMW JOY Home was upgraded from charitable donation to enabling, the project has shifted to focus on “Joyful Football” and “Joyful Sports”. So far, with the support of China Charity Federation-BMW Warm Heart Fund, 35 BMW JOY Home Joyful Football Teams have been set up in 23 provinces and administrative divisions across the country. Over the past two years, BMW JOY Home has conducted 39 times on-campus football training for a total of more than 290 days, benefiting more than 1,300 children. Within the first half year of 2019, BMW JOY Home has organized the 10-day-long on-campus football training respectively in ten BMW JOY Home schools, providing systematic and professional football training for left-behind and migrant children. In the second half year, the training will be expanded to another ten schools across the country.
BMW has established close partnerships with China Charity Federation and China Education Development Foundation, as exemplified by such joint activities, which aims to establish more BMW JOY Homes and joyful football teams; and the “Public Welfare Training Project for Campus Football Teachers”, in cooperation with China Education Development Foundation, with the aim of improving the physical education teachers’ teaching skills on football. Up until now, nearly 500 physical education teachers in middle and primary schools across the country have benefited from this training. “The Joyful Sports Guidebook”, funded by China Charity Federation-BMW Warm Heart Fund, will be upgraded and published in the second half year of 2019. This guidebook will provide rural teachers and public volunteers with professional sports guidance for free, to promote the healthy development of left-behind and migrant children and promote the education concept of “Joyful Football” and “Joyful Sports” to wider society.
Since BMW JOY Home launched in 2011, 75 BMW JOY Homes have been established in 29 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, and over 400 activities have been organized, with nearly 10,000 BMW customers, dealers and associates participating. More than 80,000 left-behind and migrant children have benefited from these activities.
The BMW Joyful Sports Carnival has been held more than 10 times in BMW JOY Homes nationwide in year 2018. BMW JOY Home students and BMW volunteers play educational and enjoyable games, including football games in the activities. Near 300 BMW associates, car owners, dealers and media took part in the activities as volunteers, and made the children feel about the joy of growth and sports during play games. By the end of year 2018, 26 football teams have been set up in BMW JOY Home schools nationwide, and professional football training institutions have been invited to conduct the 5 to 10 days training programs 28 times for 25 football teams, benefiting near 900 students and teachers in BMW JOY Homes.
In June 2018, BMW launched the “2018 Campus Football Teacher Training Program” in partnership with China Education Development Foundation, and has since provided training for nearly 400 PE teachers from primary and secondary schools in Urumqi, Wuhan, Guiyang, and Beijing.
In July 2018, the first BMW JOY Home Football Tournament Summer Camp was held in Shenyang; it is also the first football summer camp specially organized for left-behind and migrant children. 10 participating teams, from 10 provinces and autonomous regions including Qinghai, Xinjiang, Heilongjiang, and Ningxia, were selected from the 22 BMW JOY Home football teams nationwide. During the one-week summer camp, 100 primary school students between the ages of 9 to 12 as well as 20 physical education teachers received “Joyful Football” skills training, took visits and competed for the championship in Shenyang.
Since the launch of BMW JOY Home in 2011, BMW has set up 68 BMW JOY Home schools in 29 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China, and organized over 400 sessions of activities, benefiting more than 80,000 left-behind and migrant children. Nearly 10,000 BMW warm heart customers, dealers and associates participated in BMW JOY Home’s volunteer service activities.
BMW JOY Home, which adopts an innovative “Joyful Sports” education model and a sustainable operating model, provides sports classes and football guidance for China’s mobile and left-behind children. Through professional training to improve physical education in the schools for mobile and left-behind children, this program also contributes to the development of the children’s physical and mental health, and narrows the gap between underprivileged schools and urban schools. This program has been widely recognized by government departments, BMW stakeholders, the media and the public.
In 2017, the BMW JOY Home program upgraded from charitable donations to the empowerment of its beneficiaries through the launch of “Joyful Football”, a program that aims to improve left-behind children's physical and mental health through various sports and advanced education concepts.
Since June, BMW together with NGOs and BMW warm-hearted car owners has fully implemented Joyful Sports. In June, 2017 BMW JOY Home Joyful Sports Training was held for nearly a hundred warm-hearted car owners and dealers. In August, the Joyful Sports Teacher Training was held with the participation of more than 60 principals and PE teachers. From October to December, BMW implemented a three-day Joyful Sports sample curriculum at 6 JOY Homes, and completed a 10-day in-depth children’s football training camp at 5 JOY Homes. In November, more than 40 volunteers made up of BMW associates and the media organized a Joyful Sports Carnival for students from Beijing Xingzhi Primary School. And on December 8, the first BMW JOY Home’s Joyful Football Beijing team was established at Shijingshan Hua’ao School.
By 2018, BMW plans to set up at least 20 football teams at JOY Homes and hold interschool summer camps and football tournaments.
56 BMW JOY Homes have been established across 28 provinces in China. More than 400 activities have been held, benefiting more than 60,000 left-behind children.
China Charity Federation BMW Warm Heart Fund, together with BMW dealers, launched 2015 Art Theme Campaign - “Paint for Future”. BMW associates, car owners and warm-hearted people were actively engaged to bring the long-term art curriculum to JOY Homes nationwide, guiding the children to think about their hometown, environment and future, and encouraging them to express their thoughts by painting. With the campaign, CCF BMW WHF advocated facing life with a more positive and happier attitude among all “family members”, and inspired the art potential of the children in JOY Homes and help them grow up happily and healthily through professional guidance and practical support.
The art theme campaign was rolled out among dealers nationwide successively, engaging more than 500 warm heart car owners and volunteers to bring nearly 1,000 art lectures to the children in JOY Homes. The Art Exhibition themed “1,000 Art Classes in JOY Homes” was held in Beijing, exhibiting 65 outstanding pieces of children’s artwork.
China Charity Federation BMW Warm Heart Fund launched 2014 Marathon Theme Event - “Run for Love”. The BMW dealers across the country take part in this event, and 37 running groups were established. In this year, about 1,200 volunteers joined the journey of “Run for Love” and ran over 10,000 kilometers with the children from BMW JOY Homes nationwide. Meanwhile, in BOCC, more than 20,000 people took part in this activity online to support the special little athletes of BMW JOY Home. And, about 100 little athletes were selected to join the 2014 Shanghai International Marathon race as the representatives of BMW Warm Heart Fund Joy Home.
In 2013, China Charity Federation BMW Warm Heart Fund launched the “Protecting our Plant Friends” BMW JOY Home Children Care Program 2013 Theme Campaign nationwide. By looking at different species of plants across China, this program will encourage children to become interested in the natural world and environmental protection.
As part of this program, both JOY Home children and BMW customers participated in a series of environmental protection activities. These include: taking care of potted plants, visiting botanical gardens, and taking part in environmentally-themed photography contests. The campaign started in April. As of November, 33 dealers carried it out in their respective “BMW JOY Homes”, and nearly 1,600 BMW customers and 2,500 students participated in the campaign.
As the official partner of the 2012 London Olympic Games, BMW carried out a series of Olympic-themed activities around the world, including in China. With the aim of helping the children of BMW JOY Homes to feel the Olympic spirit and enjoy the pleasure of sports, China Charity Federation BMW Warm Heart Fund launched “Cheer up the Olympics with Love”—BMW JOY Home 2012 Warm Heart Sports Game.
BMW JOY Home Warm Heart Sports Game had three phases: dealer-level preliminary competitions; regional PK competitions; and the national-level final tournament. Through these layers of selection, twenty families from four regions were eventually selected to attend the national final tournament held in Beijing in July 2012.