Charity gives boy with frozen hair just £900 of £56,000 raised for him

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A boy who was pictured with frozen hair has been given £900 despite people donating £56,000 to him after his picture was shared online.

Wang Fuman, a primary school pupil in Yunnan, China, was dubbed ‘Frost Boy‘ after his head teacher uploaded the image. 
According to the state-owned China News Service agency, the teacher who took the photo said it generally takes Wang more than an hour to make the 2.8-mile journey from his home to the school.
The temperature was -9°C the day the photo was taken, China News Service reported.
In total 500,000 yuan (£56,335) was raised for him, but there is a row over the handling of the cash after just 8,000 yuan (£900) reached his family.  
Zhaotong Youth Development Foundation has said that the rest of the money would go to other less-fortunate pupils in the region.
Other photos online appeared to show Wang’s chapped and swollen hands atop a near-perfect exam sheet. 
Poverty alleviation has been one of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s banner initiatives since taking office in 2012.
Calling for the establishment of a ‘moderately prosperous society,’ Xi has vowed to wipe out rural poverty by 2020.
Official statistics found in 2016 that around 43.3 million rural residents still lived below the country’s official poverty line of 2,300 yuan (£258) a year in the country of 1.4 billion people. 
The plight of ‘left-behind children’ like Wang, whose parents work in cities while their children stay behind in the village with siblings and grandparents, has been hotly discussed in recent years.
‘We still haven’t done enough work to help the poor,’ one commenter on the Twitter-like Weibo platform said. Another user noted: ‘China has a lot of kids like this.’
Several social media users also accused the media of exploiting ‘Frost Boy’ and causing him to ‘overexert himself’ by having him appear in a slew of video reports.
‘I want to be a police officer to fight the bad guys,’ Wang told The Paper, a Shanghai-based publication. ‘The journey to school is cold, but it’s not hard!’

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