Six Lingnan University students have visited Changsha of Hunan province this summer to provide voluntary services to children with special needs.
The trip from 28 May to 6 June was organised by “I Care For Children”, a Service-Learning programme initiated by Lingnan students. Students set up promotion booths on campus in March and April, and designed T-shirts for the trip. They visited the service centres of International China Concern (ICC), meeting with children who suffer from sensory processing disorder and severe cerebral palsy and organising activities for those with special needs to enhance their creativity. With the aid of Yale-China Association, they had great exchanges on voluntary work with teachers working at Yali Middle School and students from Xiangya Medical School. They also partnered with the Reading Dreams Foundation to learn about the educational development of primary schools in rural villages.
Team leader and social sciences student Danny Kwok says a walkathon will be held on 11 October to raise funds for the children. He also hopes to organise a similar trip to Mainland China next year. Check out the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/ICareforChildren.