Our volunteer projects are carefully thought out and planned; they match the interests as well as requirements for both the selected local communities here in Beijing and our volunteer program participants from abroad. Our clients can choose to do one of the following options:
Throughout the years, we have continued to offer support to a school for orphaned children who suffer immensely. The volunteer should be someone who enjoys working with children and has a sense compassion. The role requires our international participant to be ready to uplift the lives of the children through social games, close interaction, creating friendships and extending a helping hand to the staff for any daily needs that they have to meet.
We also work with a unique, local, community-based charity that has been established to serve the mentally disabled and children living with great physical limitations. This charity is special in that it breaks away from the traditional institutional care common in China, but rather adopts more modern and improved methods of taking care of the disabled. The activities and action plans are centered around the needs of the children; they are aimed at helping them slowly gain independence in spite of their physical limitations. Daily activities include arts and crafts, music classes, sports and athletics and general life skills that they need to have.
Migrant Children School
This refers to a primary school meant only for migrant children. The parents of these children are originally from poor provinces all over China but come to Beijing to take menial, low paid employment. Schools like these in China usually do not qualify for government aid and as a result, are in dire need of financial and any other support from the local community. The facilities are usually very basic, lacking and in poor condition; financial support to help the school is very limited, and is normally pooled in by poor migrants themselves and also rely on help from the community or from caring individuals. Our volunteers in the past have taught basic English, as the school is too poor to employ good English teachers. Participants have also enjoyed playing with the children everyday during school hours.