Alan Herrera-Flores ’15 writes, “This summer, I’ll be in Nanjing and rural Shandong Province with the Amity Foundation doing a service project to teach English as well as enganging in a cultural exchange while there. I’ll be working with two other students from Haverford and Brynmawr as well as other Amity Foundation volunteers, and together we’ll be teaching children of migrant workers, children with mental disabilities, and teachers in rural parts of China.”
Alesia Lujan-Hernandez ’16 writes, “This summer I will be an intern for the CPGC’s summer partnership with the Amity Foundation to assist in teaching English in Nanjing, China. The target students in this program come from a less privileged background and most are the children of migrant workers or are mentally disabled. They also do not have the same education access as other students since their parents are migrant workers and do not have the proper Hukou. The Hukou is a residency card system that ties Chinese nationals to their home province or city. This program consist mostly of volunteer teachers and has a mission to provide education opportunities to those who are do not have them. The second half of the program I will be teaching Chinese English teachers in preparation for the national English exam which will qualify them to teach English in Chinese schools.”
Peony Yiu BMC ’13 is interning with the The Amity Foundation this summer. She says, “The first four weeks will be spent in Nanjing, China doing a service project where my fellow interns and I will be teaching English to children of migrant workers and mentally disabled students. Then the second four weeks will be spent in Long’an, China where my partner and I will be teaching English to middle school English teachers.”
Along with three other Bi-Co students, Liz Wolensky ’11 will be working in China with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese Christian organization dedicated to promoting education, social services, health, and rural development. The internship itself is split between Nanjing and Xingtang, and includes teaching of mentally disabled students, children of migrant workers, and middle school English teachers. The main focus is teaching students and teachers English in accordance with the goals of the Amity foundation.
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