I received an email from Amy who is from the U.S. but currently return to Shantou. Amy, I hope you won’t mind if I post your email here.
This time I brought with me the hopes of many little American children. A hope to be friends with Chinese kids, particularly those living in poverty. So I brought with me school supplies, picture books and a fierce desire to find some schools willing to begin lasting relationships with schools in the US. This is more than just a little donation; it’s about kids forming relationships in this globalized world, we adults just facilitate that. This is the idea of Kids to Kids international www.ktki.org.
Coincidentally the email came on the same that I attended John Wood’s talk in my company. For those of you don’t know John Wood, you can read about him on here and here, or watch a video here. I very much admire his motivate and his belief to make the world a better place through education and help to our next generation that really needs help. Although I wouldn’t consider Shantou is a city in poverty, there are still some areas that are lack of basic education. Thanks Amy for bringing the books to Shantou and also let me know about this project. I agree that it’s “more than just a little donation; it’s about kids forming relationships in this globalized world”. I left Shantou when I was 18 to see the world, and I know exactly what she meant by this.
So here is my part of contribution in this blog. I will also write a post in Ezeem forum in Chinese to see if there are some local schools or charity bodies that are willing to help with this project.