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Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Illiteracy and Poverty with Education | 以教育擺脫文盲與貧窮的命運

  • 6/25/2019 - 9/30/2019
  • Hong Kong
Raised So Far HKD 79,845
22% Complete
Target : HKD 350,000

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Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

Cheerful children in brightly coloured tracksuits walk by us as our bus trudges through thick layers of waterlogged mud to go to a new village school. Smiling, these lively children chat to their friends as they make their way down the narrow mountain path, one of many that hundreds of children trek every day to get to and from school. This was a five day Gansu trip where volunteers taught English to underprivileged Chinese children at a different school each day. The five days spent in Gansu province, China, were truly a humbling experience for me when I saw how passionate they were about learning.   Throughout the course of five days, we visited three schools. At each school, we taught these lovely children some basic day to day English, such as self-introduction and how to describe the weather.  We also helped them with some art projects, as well as build lego cars. These children also chatted to me in Mandarin about themselves, their family, and their dreams.  Most of these children come from families of farmers, and have been expected to become farmers when they grow up. However, despite these expectations, most of the young children I talked with have dreams far beyond farming. Some want to be doctors, lawyers, firefighters, etc. They are all willing to work hard to achieve their dreams. These children inspire me, that despite their poverty, they possess hope and determination. Despite living in one of the more rural parts of China, where the majority of the population are farmers, they still have their dreams. Dreams just like you and I have. However, because of their limited financial resources, they need a helping hand, your helping hand. After all, as Edith Piaf, the famous singer, once said, “When you reach the top, you should remember to send the elevator back down for the others.”   I feel so grateful to have met all these wonderful children, and I need your help to help them.  The generous donation that you make today will impact hundreds of young lives and change them for the better. These young lives will further  improve the lives of their families, relatives, and the villages where they live.  Thank you for your generous donation.  

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Raised So Far : HKD 24,200

Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

Once again, I went on a voluntary service trip to Gansu (甘肅), China this Summer with Studio 83 on behalf of Changing Young Lives Foundation. During our one week’s time visit, we visited children from the Spring Blossom program and an underprivileged primary school (大樹小學) in Dongxiang, teaching them simple english as well as elements of arts. We adjusted our english program from last year and instead taught them simpler vocabulary and self introductory skills. All of these children are very passionate learners, and would take any opportunity to better their education. We have visited some of these children in the past years, knowing that they recognized me and seeing their faces light up when we arrived was an unforgettable experience. After visiting the same village for the third time, I could see the progressive change that these children and their schools have undergone. The girls from the Spring Blossom Program were a lot more confident and positive. One of the girls that I kept in contact with (through the pen pal program established last year) even made me a bracelet to show her gratitude. The schools and their facilities were better built and more hygienic. I would like to thank anyone who have supported my fundraising pages in the past years. Your support has significantly helped the children and the village. I hope to further help these children by setting up another fundraising page, which will continue to support the development of the “Spring Blossom” scholarship program. This year our target is to raise HK$350,000 to support 200 Dongxiang boys and girls to continue their studies for another year, and I personally hope to reach a goal of $50,000. There is so much more that you and I can do to help these children. No matter the amount, your donations will definitely make a difference for them, making Dongxiang a better place to call home. Thank you for all the help!  

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Raised So Far : HKD 38,145

Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

Dear beloved friends and family,I’ve been there, I’ve taught there and I believe that these studious young ladies deserve an education more than we do. Instead, most of them face the fate of an arranged marriage at the age of 11. Your generous support would serve as compensation to incentivise their families to allow them to leave the house and attend school. Act now and give these ladies a better shot at life! I would be forever in debt of your generosity and kindness.Jayden  

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Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

This year is my third consecutive summer visiting the remote Dong Xiang county 东乡县 in Gansu province 甘肃省 to teach school children. Since 2017, I met the same kids grow physically and intellectually. I love seeing the students laughing and playing, but feel sad that they lack many necessities, like warm clothing and shoes are often torn. They also don't get to shower regularly due to lack of running water in their villages.  At these village schools, we taught them simple English, did artwork, worked on Lego cars, and even danced together - it was so satisfying yet humbling to see the children's eye lit up and enjoying these activities.   In Gansu, high school education is a luxury to many, especially girls who are often neglected and forced to marry at an early age.  This year we met the Scholarship recipients and their parents and they were enormously touched and appreciative of the support Changing Young Lives Foundation (CYLF) has provided to them.  I am appealing to you to help us continue to build the Spring Blossom Scholarship Program so that the more kids can stay in school in Gansu province.   With your generous donations, we can make it happen! Thank you.  

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Raised So Far : HKD 1,000

Fundraising for:
Changing Young Lives Foundation

On the 25th of June myself and a group of other kids, along with a few of their parents, and members of the CYLF, embarked on a trip to Gansu. For some of them it has already been the third year they have travelled to this province and visited these schools, but for me it was the first. It was made clear to me from the beginning that these children need help, especially the girls who have been living in a discriminatory society, and one of our jobs, other than teaching them what we could in the time we had, was to help them see the light. For all three schools we visited their parents were shown a video urging them to allow their girls to attend school for a little longer, as this time spent learning could change their futures for the better. We also spoke to the girls themselves hoping to inspire them to work hard and aim for a brighter future, but I found that they did not need persuasion. They were more than determined to learn and work, and most of them already know what they want to be when they grow up. Perhaps the most touching moment (of many) I had was when one of the girls I was teaching English to told me that she wanted to be "just like us". At fist I didn't understand, but after some broken Chinese and hand gesturing I realized she was trying to tell me she wanted to be a volunteer, and help children who were in an even lesser situation than she was. All of the girls I spoke to wanted only to help other people. They are all so selfless and grateful for the help we gave them, and this was apparent in the way they interacted with us. Without having to use actual words they convinced me that what this foundation is trying to do is actually working, and is appreciated. It would mean so much to them to have a few helping hands, to contribute towards their education, which will definitely benefit their lives in the long run.   

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Raised So Far : HKD 14,000