Agency: Who is going to benefit from our charitable actions?
This was determined by the initiative of the children, as they expressed and shared in class who they wanted to help within our local community. Before the bazaar, each class had a voice to choose who they wanted to help. The students shared their thoughts and decide they wanted to help sick children, animals as well as people in our community. Respecting the voice of our students, the school looked into and contacted specific organizations. Then, the real work started!
Shanghai Baby's Home
On the morning of December 23rd, a select group of children, members of the PTA and Principal Evette visited the Shanghai Baby House Foster Care Centre for Orphaned and Abandoned Special Needs Children. The children donated milk powder, a range ofdietary supplements ，wet wipes and other day to day materials.The children and parents were deeply moved by what they saw. From the caring attitude of the staff to the joy on the children’s faces. Baby House, thanked our children for their support and they were very grateful for our donation.
Hunan street community
On the 27th of December we welcomed some special guests. Local sanitation workers and garbage sorting volunteers from our Hunan street community were invited to our campus. For a long time, they have quietly kept our streets clean and safe and supported the lovely community here at Xuhui. Another group of children welcomed them to school and provided them with special gifts and thank you messages from all the students. There were a lot of wonderful moments that day!
Shanghai Animal Rescue
Furthermore, on January 13th, the school principal and support staff visited orphans and the sick and elderly in the neighborhood of the school to give New Year wishes.
We would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for getting passionately involved and for being fantastic role models to your children. We have achieved so much this winter. We saw the desire and ability of our children to help and watched as the children turned their words into action. They have shown a genuine concern for their local community and want to take action to help make a positive difference in the lives of others. We hope the students develop into ‘active, caring, and empathic citizens of the world.
感謝校園里每個家庭帶領和支持孩子的慈善公益行動，“小小手、大大愛”凝聚成冬日里的暖陽。我們看到孩子們小眼睛里充滿的深厚愛意,并將“IB 十大培養目標”里“關愛他人Caring”一步步落實了到行動中。我們也祝愿維多利亞的寶貝們在今后的成長道路中，成為一個“積極的、有愛心的、持久的” 世界小公民。