Ark Welfare is a non-profit established in Hechi City, Guangxi, that encourages people to get involved in public service and respond to the needs of their communities.
When we arrived at the Victory Primary School, the students were taking a nap. There are 2 small buildings in the school. With yellow walls, the colorful One Playground seemed striking in the sun. Looking into the classrooms on the 1st floor, some of the students were sleeping at their desks. But most of them had not fallen asleep and they looked at us. At the end of nap time, the children cheered up and ran out of their classrooms. They were running toward One Playground. Some of them were playing with the wheel and some of them were playing on the slide. Obviously, the children are fond of this small green playground.
We asked some questions about the management of the playground. There were some aspects that need to be improved. We reached an agreement for the management of the playground. Students were elected to help with the management. Class leaders from each class make up different groups and each group is responsible for supervision. Hopefully this method will promote self-management and self-monitoring among the students. Student supervision also means that One Playground can better accomplish its full potential.
Original article written by Xiaogang Fang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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