My Volunteer Project: The Heart Song of Bethel China
Chongyang Ma (Delta), Summer 2015 Work and Travel Student Ambassador
On December 18th, as Christmas was around the corner, my workplace invited some talented students from Bethel China to celebrate this occasion with us and also. Bethel China is a nonprofit organization that provides foster care, education and professional training for Chinese orphans who are blind or visually impaired. The project’s training center, named The Love is Blind Project, is located on a 17-acre property, near a small village outside Beijing. We picked up the students from Bethel China and transported them to our workplace so that they could join our evening.
As the master of the ceremony, I was excited to spend an evening with the students. I talked with them between events, and they told me that they take different classes at their school, not just required courses. They get to take specialty classes such as cello, violin, and art. I didn’t see any shortcomings in them because their disease. It was so good to see them grow up being very active.
These talented students from Bethel China shared a few really lovely performances, including a cello solo and a chorus sang the Christmas song, Silent Night. Their performance was full of love and hard work which touched everyone there.
Not only did my friends and colleagues make some donations to Bethel China, but also some residents gave donations to these lovely children as well. The principal of Bethel China told us that they would provide more facilities and learning enrichment classes to these students with our donations and we all wished them a happy childhood and a bright future. As we always say, it is so good to give back to society and help those who are in need. I hope that more people will get involved in our project to help these talented students in Bethel China so they can have an even brighter future!