Xi’an Alliance works to promote a spirit of volunteerism. Many student volunteers are trained to participate in public welfare activities and social work. The main office is in Xi’an, China.
There’s a special education center in a village of Gaoling County Xi’an, called the Hand in Hand Special Educational Center. It is a non-profit education organization for children with autism in Gaoling area.
At 9:00, July 14, 2013, when all the volunteers came, we took an exciting ride to Gaoling. After over an hour, the volunteers got off the bus and walked for a long time. We finally saw the children who were having class. The kids shouted to us, “Hello, uncles and aunts!"
It was hot and the teacher had to put a basin of water in the classroom. There was only one fan to help keep the temperature cool. The teachers are currently trying to raise money for an air conditioner for the girl's dormitory to help them get through the hot summer.
Because of the shortage of money, the protective railings haven’t been installed and the walls have not been painted upstairs. These repairs will cost 70,000 RMB (about 12,000 dollars).
We hope that more and more people will come and help these kids.
Original article written by Bin Kong, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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