Essay after Grameen Foundation event
Today I happened to see these pictures…
There were many more photos on the blog More photos that reflect those students’ lifes in western China…Very impressive, and as a person grew up in big city in China, I’ve never experienced this kind of hard learning condition, though I’ve imagined. My mind was full of sympathy and I know our government has been trying hard to help them, however, I hope more and more Chinese or even foreigners from other countries can join together to help improve these students’ lives. These photos reminded me of the Grameen Foundation event I took part in this Wednesday, April 18th in Shanghai.
Instead of raising fund,this event in Shanghai was to get the word out about their new Chinese projects.Here’s a link to a report about this event in Shanghai： Grameen Foundation event in Shanghai And also Grameen Foundation had other events in China.Here’s the summary of one of the events in Beijing Grameen Foundation event in Beijing
It seems that Grameen Foundation would really bring more fresh ideas about helping poor people to develop their lives. At the end of the event, Kate Druschel, Regional Coordinator, East and Southeast Asia expressed her optimistic attitude about Grameen Foundation’s future in the next 5 years in China. While Grameen Foundation or any other organizations are working hard to help poor people, in my opinion, we should call for more social responsibility and more people to involve in these projects. Hopefully in the next few years we would see more excited faces instead of these sad scenes above…
4 comments on “Essay after Grameen Foundation event”
Those photos are heartbreaking.
I’ve been volunteering in a migrant school on the outskirts of Nanjing and the conditions are really not so good there either. And this school has a fairly nice building, they got lucky. It was an abandoned/unused Middle School for that section of town and they were allowed to rent it out.
I’m not sure how much help I really am to their future, but at least they are happy while I am there.
Hi Jennifer, thanks for your comment, I appreciate your volunteering work in China, and respect that you are willing to help more Children in the future. I wonder whether you are living in China at the moment?:-)
Extraordinary photos on the blog you linked to–by a “farmer photographer”.
Thank you, Lyn:-)