At dinner, more kids joined us, Yuntie from Guangxi, Liangliang from Hunan, Na from Hubei, Zhenliang from Anhui and the last one to arrive – Zhongling from Liaoning. This trip is also their first trip to Beijing, except for Liangliang, who had three surgeries in Beijing for his feet.Sounds like a great group of kids. You can find the report of day 2 here.
Yuntie, Zhenliang, and Zhongling, due to their young age and physical condition, came with a chaperone. Even though Lianliang needs a wheelchair or a crutch to move around, he insisted that he didn’t need a chaperone. The reason: “I don’t want to give extra work to the ayis at the institution, and they are very busy already and tired. I knew that I could manage the trip on my own, and I feel proud that I could do it.”
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Budding Teen Reporters for Half the Sky
Really interesting blog posts from the China orphan support group Half the Sky -- one written by a teen from a Henan orphanage, the other a teen from a Chongqing orphanage -- about 12 teen orphans who are in Beijing courtesy of a grant from Hewlett Packard to Half the Sky. The teens are learning how to produce a newsletter, and will be producing a newsletter for Half the Sky's Youth Services starting in October. Here's an excerpt from day 1: