On the afternoon of December 27th, two groups of student representatives of SHSID Pudong division visited Shanghai Healing Home that located in the countryside of Pudong and Shanghai Zhanyi Children Develop Intelligence Center with accompany of teachers and parents. This visit was not only for the donation ceremony, but also for the enrichment of student’s experience and cognition. This was a kind of test for the students, as well. Shanghai Healing Home (SHH) is a non-profit foster home that provides pre and post-surgical care to abandoned Chinese orphan babies born with surgically correctable deformities. The mission for the students of SHSID was to play with the kids while showing enough respect, which was not an easy test for them. Shanghai Zhanyi Children Develop Intelligence Center is a non-governmental organization providing rehabilitation services for children with developmental disabilities, such as ASD.
At 1:30 p.m., the school bus arrived at the Shanghai Healing Home on time. In order to ensure that the children’s afternoon nap would not be disturbed, students, parents, and teachers stepped into the house quietly. After listening to some brief introduction, they went upstairs to interact with the kids there. With parents and teachers’ reminding of showing respect and their encouragement, the students surprisingly showed a lot of empathy and kindness, sat around the kids and shared toys with them. The parents also showed their care and kindness by playing with the kids and reading storybooks with them. The room was filled with harmony and love. Finally, saying goodbye to the adorable kids, the group of SHSID proceeded the donation ceremony downstairs. The visiting in Zhanyi Children Develop Intelligence Center went on smoothly, as well. After arriving at the destination, the students were presented a touching video about ASD. Then, the students had a tour in the organization, after which the students participated in the donation ceremony with parents and teachers.
We are glad to see that not only did the campus event enriched student’s extracurricular experience, but also it made some contribute for improving the life of these lovely children. More importantly, it was students and parents’ effort in the charity fair that eventually realized this benefaction. The charity of 39,737 RMB collected from charity fair were donated to the two organizations.