Service -- it's more than just helping others -- it's also about inspiring young minds who will become future leaders. This is what 16 other volunteers and I have done in Hengyang, 800 miles away.
Our offerings included Languages, Math, Science, (optional) Economics, (optional) Psychology, Cultural Studies, Athletics, and more.
Academically, the approach we use integrates study skills -- such as mind-mapping -- in condensed courses, as to help the students in the long run.
This is a typical extracurricular classroom: students are immersed in artistic exploration. Students choose from choir, basketball, volleyball, computer science, and percussion.
This is the result of our one-week "Librarian" unit with an interdisciplinary focus to introduce the theory or knowledge in a simple and understandable way. First sorting out the books by subject and then digitally scanning them, we renovated the school library with knowledge and innovation.
Browse library catalogue by category here (In Mandarin)
I have chaperoned a field trip to the Shanghai Annual Book Fair, as a followup to their Library Unit.
And finally, a feast! This is a recognition for everyone who worked alongside our team to support the summer program; a thank-you to all the volunteers who contributed in their own unique way; and most importantly, a celebration of the students' progress!
Written by Jacob Wu, Principal's Assistant and Main Coordinator of the 2016 and 2017 Dream For a Better Future (DFBF) Volunteer Service Crew.
Translated 08.26 by Jacob Wu.