ShenZhen is a burgeoning industrial city in southern China, bordering HongKong. It is well known for its manufacturing for export. The majority of the manufacturing workers are from other parts of the country - mostly from the rural area. ShenZhen Friendship Community Services Center (ShenZhen FCSC) provides services to its local communities.
From its inception, ShenZhen FCSC explored and tried out innovative approaches to reach out its targeted communities to keep them informed of the services it provides. It helps residents to understand the dynamics of the development of these communities, to enjoy the services provided by FCSC and to participate the building of a harmonious community.
Based on the concept of "community friendship to take root", FCSC reaches out through the distribution of brochures, leaflets, FCSC social worker communications, computer mouse pad, social worker visits, research, special community outreach events, the Internet, through friends and family, the mouth of the volunteers to spread the words.
By these means, more and more residents understand FCSC, coming to participate in FCSC activities. As result, FCSC programs got carried out with a bang. It helps the formation of 4:30pm schools, summer camps, the community computer classes for the elderly, haircut workshop, group birthday celebration parties for the elderly and children, aerobics class, etc.
In order to let more people understand and enjoy the services offered by FCSC, FCSC rented a space in the shopping area located in the main thoroughfare of the city in November. Through the efforts of volunteers, this opened up a new window to the public to promote our services.
This new location is open to community residents from 9am to 12 noon and 2pm to 8pm. It displays materials donated by others, banners, light boxes, signs, roll up, "FCSC Communications" leaflets, on-site consulting, etc. All of this allows our community residents to understand our services. Therefore, they can apply for these services when in need.
With the opening of this new location, ShenZhen FCSC hopes it will transform our concept of "community friendship to take root" into reality and promote further growth in our services.
Original article writer by Xinjing Zhou, translated by Joe Hsu and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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