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2015冬季考察团


2015冬季考察团
活动日期

2015年12月25日 - 2015年12月31日

省份/城市

贵州打开一个新窗口

目的地

贵州省剑河县


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贵州省剑河县稿旁小学义教

他们愈穷却愈珍惜学习的机会 他们未见过萤光笔 未见过file 有的只拿着笔芯写字 有的上课没有椅子坐 他们再努力 拥有的机会也很少 我们有多幸福

有人说义教只是在消费孩子 没有实质作用 甚至给了他们假希望 对 一次义教 没有长期效果 只为他们的生活带一点色彩 刹那的快乐 但可能你说的话已印在他脑中成为走下去的动力 再微小的力量也好过没有 想起那孩子不舍我们离去 抱着我哭了 你就知道在孩子心目中你的影响力有多少

感动以后请想想 我们可以多为别人做什么

2016 你可以多做些什么

李琦婷

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贵州省剑河县久仰小学义教

其实这班山中鬼灵精比我们拥有更多:坚强?独立和一颗知足感恩的心。他们所需要的不是我们的同情或怜悯,而是我们的尊重和鼓励,让他们即使因经历挫折而失望,也不会失去希望。

看着他们在下课后拿着我们送给他们的档夹和笔袋打球,即使样子多么狼狈也舍不得把它们放下,只因这些对于我们是轻于鸿毛的东西,却已经是它们最宝贝的瑰宝。我们和这些小孩所居住的地方不同,彼此的经历和际遇也是大相迳庭,根本没资格去评论或比较谁更幸福,谁的遭遇更不堪。即使我们只是他们生命中的过客,仍希望我们能为他们在这个冬日中带来一点的温暖。

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贵州冬季考察团感想

香港大学学生会中国教育小组

这年冬天,我们一行四十多人前往贵州省剑河县,到当地乡镇家访,到学校义教,过了一个与别不同的圣诞节。

一段段温暖的邂逅,一张张天真烂漫的笑脸,一封封真情流露的书信,一个个依依不舍的拥抱,一幕幕让人魂牵梦绕的回忆,一份永不磨灭的感动,让这年冬天过得一点都不冷。

这个冬天,抱着一份不一样的感动,去了一趟反思的旅程,它挑动着我们的心灵,让我们带着学生每一个凝眸,继续走我们的路。♥

Together with 28 participants and one China Education Ambassadors, we spent a different Christmas by doing home visiting and voluntary teaching in Jianhe County, Guizhou Province.

The warm experiences, the smiling faces, the handwriting letters, the big hugs and sweet memories we got from students there make this winter not cold at all.

The winter expedition is a reflective journey for all the participants and also the Executive Committee members. With the valuable and unforgettable experience, we have started new journey in our lives.

贵州冬季考察团感想

李健超Jackson
贵州冬季考察团感想

假若我要用一种颜色来形容贵州,我会选择砖红色。

它是贵州房屋外墙的颜色;它是一条条泥泞山路的颜色;它是象征着莘莘学子对追求知识的满腔热忱的颜色;它是象征着苗族家庭们热情好客的颜色;它是象征着孩子们一抹抹灿烂微笑的颜色…… 它,是象征着简单的颜色。大概没有人会猜到一支荧光笔,一棵自制的「圣诞树」,一个透明文件夹甚或是随便一张动物图片已经足以令他们欣喜若狂,那份满怀感恩的心,再与我们都市人那种身在福中不知福的无病呻吟相比,我不禁在想:到底我们是义教的一方还是被教的一方呢?

七日旅程虽短,他们的名字也忘得七七八八,但他们真挚单纯的微笑,我是确确实实地摆在心上了。在此,为他们送上无尽的祝福。

“Or, rather, let us be more simple and less vain.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

贵州冬季考察团感想

陈禹彤Harriet
贵州冬季考察团感想

这是我第一次参加义教的志愿者活动,感触良多。虽然以前知道山区的孩子学习环境艰苦,家庭环境不太好,但只有当自己亲身去体验了解,才知道他们的生活比我们想像的更差。然而他们却能微笑着面对我们而不是向我们哭诉。有时候,看到学生们背负着沈重的家庭压力同学业压力,却笑着对我们说没什么的时候,心不由得一痛。这次活动,除了拉近了跟孩子们的距离,了解他们一些基本的情况,也从另一个角度重新认识了中国农村教育的困境。好的教师留不住,资源设备落后,因为这些客观因素导致即使是资质好的学生,依然无法与城市中的孩子匹敌。另一方面,这种差距会让他们在以后的人生产生落差感从而造成心理问题。很感谢有这次活动让我认识了许多朋友,以及更深刻地体验了中国农村教育。

GUIZHOU WINTER EXPEDITION REFLECTION

马晓驰 Lexie
GUIZHOU WINTER EXPEDITION REFLECTION

You see it or hear it on TV, on posters and on the Internet; but you only get to know what it truly means when you are there personally. To me, the winter expedition to Guizhou is something exactly like that – a reality check. Growing up in a Northeastern provincial capital in China and subsequently spending my years in Singapore and Hong Kong, I have got to admit that the life I have been leading is rather comfortable – like many of my friends, my daily concerns center around what to have for lunch and what to have for dinner. Set out to experience the other end of the spectrum of life, I signed up for this CEA (China Education Association) program and embarked on the journey to the remote villages in Guizhou along with some forty other peers in December 2015. Even though volunteer teaching for students living in rural areas was hardly a first for me, I would have to say this trip has exposed me to something unexpected on many levels.

What set this trip apart from my previous volunteer activities was that, almost all of the local children were left-behind ones whose parents were away from home seeking employment in cities for years. In other words, they had been barely attended and had received little parental care since birth. Most of the time, there were no one looking after them and conversely, they had to shoulder the responsibility of nursing their younger siblings. During one home visit, I got to know this eleven-year-old boy who had been basically brought up by his older brother and from then on had to play the role of babysitting his three-year-old younger brother and one-year-old younger sister. When asked when his parents were going to come back, his eyes lit up a bit and said every year for the Chinese New Year, his parents would return and stay for a few days at Being the only child of my family, I could never imagine how life would turn out if my parents were not there with me when I first learnt how to talk and to walk, or when I accidentally injured myself before running back to their loving arms crying. These children did not enjoy the same privilege as you and I did – their parents were miles and miles away struggling for livelihood, leaving them behind to fend for themselves which forced them to embrace independence and responsibility way too early in life. Maybe their parents went through the same thing when they were young and maybe their children will go through the same thing in the future. They are all caught up in this perpetual vicious cycle where poverty denies them proper child rearing and family bonding as well as the opportunity to flourish intellectually, owing to the insufficiently recognized importance of education as downplayed by the more urgent need to lessen the family financial burden by working as early as possible.

Yet, being part of the volunteer teaching effort, I believe we are that silver lining in broadening these children’s horizon and opening up their eyes to the opulent world outside – a world not necessarily beyond their reach. During the lunch breaks, students would crowd around us asking questions like what Hong Kong is like or what line of work we would engage in after graduation. I remember a seventh-grader saying to me that “I bet Hong Kong is a super brilliant place” with sparkles of admiration in his eyes, while the next minute he lowered his head and expressed his regret that “too bad I could never get to be there”. It killed me a little listening to his voice full of disappointment – had he been born in my family and had he not been faced with financial hindrance; he would not have to come to such a sad realization this way. I was not sure what to say to rid him of that bitter self-pity not matched by his age and all I could do was to encourage him to work hard at school and one day he would be able to see how beautiful Hong Kong is for We were only there for one mere week and it was finite how many lessons we could teach them.

Nonetheless, however limited what we have imparted is, what really matters is how much we have impacted their young minds. We let them know there were so much more for them to explore outside the mountain they were born and raised in as well as within themselves; and hopefully education can someday free them from a life plagued by poverty and crushed dreams. What impressed me the most was that, in spite of their financial hardship, the locals, mainly of the Miao ethnicity, retained their longstanding hospitality and generosity and welcomed us with homemade grain spirits which really warmed up our hearts in the cold winter. Setting our research topic on public health and hygiene, we were more or less appalled by the lack of awareness of local residents and negligence in handling these issues by the local government and schools. Potentially toxic wastes burnt on the streets, filthy germ-breeding toilets flooded with untended human feces, garbage floating on the river and tap water contaminated by bits and pieces of rubbish were not uncommon to observe. Exacerbated by poorly developed personal grooming habits and customary practices such as failure to wash hands before meals and after using toilets, to brush teeth, to take regular showers and to drink boiled water, the problematic hygiene condition and overt health risks were endangering local communities in the long run, especially for the young. All these vices took root in the entrenched poverty, the tackling of which remains the priority over all others on the government agenda.

Still, kids gobbling down rice balls held in their dirty little hands and inhaling air polluted by harmful gases were too hard for us to watch.

Lastly, I am grateful for this trip to Guizhou because this was how I made a lot of friends who shared the same passion as me. Conducting lessons in the day while evaluations and preparations at night, we helped each other out and valued each other’s opinions. Having every meal together and cracking jokes all along, we cultivated more than just partnership, but solid comradeship. Spending time with these lovely fellas and contributing concertedly to a common cause have made my Christmas last year the most meaningful and inspiring one ever.