Green Club of UESTC International Students Explore Social Practice at Da Yi Middpublished: 2017-01-12 09:08:02 hits:
In order to enrich the social experience of international students as their second class, our university has explored a new and cooperative pattern which will exert their role in social service. International Education School of UESTC joints with the Green Farm in Da Yi County to establish the first volunteer club of international students co-held by university and enterprise. On 26th Dec. 2016, this Green club with the Communist Youth League and Educational Department of Da Yi County, jointed with Chengdu Family Farm Association carried out voluntary teachings and cultural exchanges with “colorful and warm childhood” as theme at Da Yi middle school.35 UESTC international students from Bangladesh, Ghana, Yemen, and other countries, participated in those activities with government public servants, enterprise staff and teachers and students of Da Yi middle school.
Peter, Chairman of the club and Obour President of international student union gave speeches respectively and expressed why they had chosen 26th Dec. to do voluntary teaching. That’s because the first day followed Christmas Day is a day for thanksgiving. International students hope to express their deep love to their second home, Chengdu, by spreading love and appreciating society in this special day.
International students started by a warming-up balloon popping contest with children involved quickly. Excellent African Djembe and dancing performances attracted those children so well that they all felt passionate to participate in the Djembe and dancing. Laughter filled everywhere on the spot.
During the teaching section, international students designed this part by telling stories in English to improve Children’s English level. They told many classical and interesting stories about African countries to middle school students and enabled them to practice their oral English as well as experience exotic culture. In the end, volunteers gave Christmas gifts to children and wrote their sincere New Year wishes to them and encourage them to make progress in their study.
A freshman named Xiao Yu overjoyed: “I’m very happy today because apart from learning and playing, I can have the opportunity to dialogue with foreign friends which inspired me to learn English in a more interesting way.”
Cambodian international students Jason Chiv said that he was very pleased to play with new friends and help them learning English. And he hoped that he could have more opportunities thereafter to make his best to help others outside university.
The Green club of UESTC is a nonprofit student organization co-founded by International Education School of UESTC and Green Farm. Its members are chosen from UESTC excellent international students from 18 countries. This club is committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges, intensify friendship between China and foreign countries and benefit social community. The club plans to organize a batch of volunteers to do voluntary activities every month in the future, continuing to sustain voluntary teaching, cultural exchanges. This co-found club creates a good platform for international students to better participate in social services.