We arrived at Xiangtan County late afternoon today. To my surprise, the government is really serious about the Early Childhood Development (ECD) project. The officials there were almost the same number as IKEA co-workers, even one high level official from the Hunan Province government was there.
They gave us a brief introduction and summary on the project. In the summary, they not only mentioned the good results of this project, but also talked about what they need to improve in the future. I can see that they are really working on it, securing every process and doing self-reflection from time to time. In this manner, I’m sure more good results will be delivered. It’s really good to know that IKEA is not the only one taking this seriously—the local partner also takes the project seriously!