Inner Mongolia BOYA Cultural Association is a non-governmental organization working with environmental protection and social public welfare.
When you complain about unfair treatment or stress from life and work, have you ever considered that some vulnerable groups do not even have the chance to experience such feelings? They need someone to care for and accompany them in their daily life. They are unable to take care of themselves. Considering this, how can you still think of unfairness? They become a burden on their families due to their disability. They can neither achieve independence in society nor share in their family’s burden. They do feel anxiety, but they can do nothing to help their families. We've now started organizing training for them. Through it, they can not only learn some life skills, but also make new friends. The teens thoroughly enjoy their training.
Our classroom is humble. We do not even have a heater, but the teens sat for about 3 hours, eagerly leaning the art of paper-cutting. They would always tell us that they appreciated BOYA’s support, which made them feel respected and cared for. We just respond that we're simply doing what we should be doing. A healthy society should be full of hope and service.
Original article written by Wenxue Hua, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
Inner Mongolia BOYA Cultural Association is a civil society focused on environmental protection and social welfare.
Paper-cut training class for teenagers with disabilities began on January 12. It was many of the teens' first time engaging in paper-cutting, so they were allowed to cut whatever they liked. To skillfully use their hands, requiring care and attentiveness, was not an easy task, so we faced a lot of difficulties. Some of the teens in wheelchairs could not get up to the steps. Our staff had to push their wheelchairs up, but we worried that a slip would cause unnecessary harm. We tried our best to make things as convenient for the students.
The teens overcame the cold weather and came to the class on time. After two days of training, they got better and more interested in paper-cutting. In fact, they did a great job even though the handicraft required patience and focus. Looking at their work, I felt their optimistic and confidence about their lives. I hope the following trainings will bring greater happiness to them and that they will enjoy themselves more.
Original article written by Xuewen Hua, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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