|Shen Yueyue (3rd, R), President of the All-China Women's Federation, awards the first-prize winners of the Second National Women's Housekeeping Service Competition held in Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong Province, on October 20. [China Women's News/Yang Rui]|
The final round and the award ceremony of the Second National Women's Housekeeping Service Competition were held in Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong Province, on October 18-20.
The competition gathered 160 contestants of 32 teams from 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across the country, as well as from Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.
At the award ceremony, Shen Yueyue, President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), presented awards to the first-prize winners, and spoke highly of the prize winners and women's housekeeping enterprises. Shen encouraged them to strive to be role models in housekeeping sector and worked hard to achieve their life goals. Shen also urged the leading housekeeping service enterprises to play an exemplary role in meeting the needs of childrearing and elder care in families, in credit system building and professional development.
|Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation, delivers a speech at the award ceremony. [China Women's News/Yang Rui]|
Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, summarized the fruitful results achieved by the women's federations at all levels in the country in recent years in implementing the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important instructions and promoting women's housekeeping service.
Huang shared her hopes that housekeeping service workers will work with integrity and provide sincere services and that women's housekeeping enterprises will operate with integrity and improve their service quality. She also said that women's federations at all levels should use their advantages and cooperate with relevant departments to jointly promote the high-quality development of women's housekeeping services.
|The theory test in the final round of the Second National Women's Housekeeping Service Competition is held in Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong Province. [China Women's News/Yang Rui]|
The competition finals had both the theory test and the skill contest in a bid to assess the professional qualities of the contestants in a comprehensive way.
The ACWF granted the first-prize winners the honorary title of the National Women Pacesetter for Achievements, and awarded all winners professional certificates issued by a third-party evaluation agency authorized by the relevant government department.
This year's event highlighted innovative practices, and added two new competition items — housekeeping tutors and housekeeping managers — so as to guide women housekeepers to improve their quality and promote high-quality development of women's housekeeping service. From July to October, 18 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions organized qualification trials for the competition and more than 50,000 people participated in the contest, including 2,000 women from registered impoverished families.
|The skill contest of the final round of the Second National Women's Housekeeping Service Competition is held in Jinan, capital city of East China's Shandong Province. [China Women's News/Yang Rui]|
According to the ACWF, the federations have helped a large number of rural and urban unemployed women find employment through housekeeping service training, the establishment of bases, and brand building. The federations helped establish more than 140 women's housekeeping associations and alliances, contacted and served more than 10,000 housekeeping enterprises and more than 1.5 million women housekeepers. More than 700,000 women have escaped poverty through providing housekeeping service since 2017.
The final round and the award ceremony of the competition was organized by the ACWF, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Shandong Provincial People's Government.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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