Xi'an Public Welfare Alliance works to promote a spirit of volunteerism. Many student volunteers are trained to participate in public welfare activities and social work. Read the article here.
Oct. 16th to Oct. 18th, a three-day harvesting period in Beijing that gives me a joyful experience.
It was the first day of the NGO Fair and I took a train and went to Beijing alone. It seemed that the willow scattered its goodbyes in the sky. I felt so excited and fell asleep quickly in the train. The next day when I got off the train, other passengers of my coach showed their willingness to be members of public welfare establishments and gave their cards to me.
Finally, I arrived in Beijing and immediately became disoriented. It even rained, making me feel a bit cold. Luckily, my sister and friends came to pick me up. After finishing my lunch, I got in touch with Teacher Yu. It only cost me one and a half yuan to take a bus to Beijing Normal University. How cheap it is! The weather became fine gradually. At the crossroad I encountered a volunteer who was old and kind to direct me, with a pure Beijing dialect, “Go straight this way, turn right at Xiao Xitian, and then walk into a chute. It will take you about 10 minutes.” Considering my heavy package, I decided to take a taxi. It was already afternoon when I finally checked in the hotel. Wind blew so heavily that I felt as if I would be blasted to the Tiananmen Square. Looking back my first day in Beijing, I experienced a rainy morning, a sunny noon, and a windy night, which impressed me quite a lot.
Original article written by Kong Bin, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Ally Nguyen and Emily Cheng.
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