The Star Hope Special Education Center provides care and attention to children with special needs. Their aim is to help the children develop motor and social skills that will enable them to better integrate into their community.
Among the “Children of Stars” is Xiao Xuan, a boy nicknamed “The Lazy Sheep” or “The King of Tears”. I remember the first day Xiao Xuan came here; he cried so heavily that we couldn’t easily calm him down. After watching him cry for several months, we gradually discovered his hatred for exercise was rooted in his laziness. He would stop crying as soon as we finished training courses. Thus, we had to create various kinds of activities to help him feel good.
To be honest, Xiao Xuan was quite a smart child, just unwilling to express himself. Occasionally, he spoke a few astonishing words in class though most of the time, he remained quiet. Moreover, Xiao Xuan also sang well only when no one else stared at him. With help, he is now trying to talk with others, which is huge progress in my eyes.
Xiao Xuan is also a beneficiary of the Ocean Paradise Project and the One Foundation. The project helps with solving problems for some poor families in our center. I am sure tomorrow will be better for all “Children of Stars”!
Original Article written by HaiJuan Gao, transalted by Shi Shi Ma, edited by US interns Lauren Kam and Ally Nguyen.
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