|Macau Red Cross Groups Visiting The Poverty in Guangdong and Guizhou |
Macau Red Cross Visits Mainland Left-behind Children in Rural China
(Macau Daily News) During last Christmas holiday, Macau Red
Cross (MRC) organized two visiting groups to Mainland China. One group comprising
of parents and their children visited the Hengkeng Primary School in Sanpai
Town of Liannan Yaozu autonomous region, Guangdong Province, and the other one
to MRC Fong Chao Wo Fraternity Primary School in Da Fengdong town of Kaili City,
These two groups, totaled 60 people, were comprised of MRC
volunteers, Youth Group members, residents and students. Home visits of students'
families were arranged for the participants to gain personal experience and
interaction with the local young people. Apart from learning students' livelihood,
they also acquired profound knowledge of current basic education in the impoverished
areas, and simultaneously they were amazed to witness MRC’s school constructions
and other reconstruction projects in Mainland.
The participants mingled with the MRC Fraternity School students,
by dividing themselves into small groups and conducted various interesting activities.
They organized group games and handicraft sessions, so as to provide innovative
and lively ways of learning, and from home-visits, participants were able to
understand in depth of the students' livelihood. Daily necessity items were
then given to the families; books, athletic equipment and stationeries were
donated to the schools, and all students received small gifts as a conveyance
of care and concerns from their Macau compatriots.
Within their brief visit of a few days, participants unanimously
agreed that they had benefited tremendously in such meaningful holiday, and
acquired detailed information on MRC’s reconstruction projects. They hoped that
MRC would adhere to such activities in the future, in order to provide more
opportunities to Macau residents and young people, so as to integrate with Mainland’s
development, broaden their horizons and publicize humanitarian spirit of the
Red Cross Movement.