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Fujian raises Samaritan grant standards
Updated: 2015-04-13

The manager of a foundation dedicated to encouraging Good Samaritan acts in Fujian province has announced that it will increase rewards this year, Fuzhou Daily has reported.

The foundation will partner up with the Fujian subsidiary of China Life Insurance to hand out a total of 547,500 yuan ($88,092) to 167 Good Samaritans and their children as student grants.

The rewards in three categories will be raised, with 1,500 yuan, 2,000 yuan and 3,000 yuan for pupils, middle school students and high school students, an increase of 300 yuan, 500 yuan and 1,200 yuan respectively.

Samaritans and their children who are undergraduates or postgraduates will get 6,000 yuan and 7,500 yuan per year for their good deeds.

Started in 2002, the foundation has spent nearly two million yuan helping 221 Samaritans and their children study. More than 50 of them have finished school and entered the workplace.