Reflections from 2015 Volunteer Understanding Tour
Mei Ly Hsing: I was pleasantly surprised by the discipline, the efficiency, and the hardworking of the PEACH staff in Kunming. The passion and confidence the staff demonstrated toward their work really impressed me. I appreciate all the arrangement before and during this Volunteer Understanding Trip. Thank you, PEACH staff. I realize how hard you worked, and I hope you never give up, just like our PEACH children. The PEACH children need our support, and they need your help too. Let’s work together to help them.
We visited numerous families and had better understanding of these children’s background during this trip. I am deeply touched by what I saw. When I was growing up, I lived many years in a temple, where many people came and pray for their families and often hoping that Buddha could offer a helping hand. I learned a lot of about people’s inner thoughts and effect of poverty through these prayers. Many of my playmates then were children from poor farmers families, so, “poverty” was nothing usually to most of us. The problem was these children and their parents do not have the capacity to think and plan for a better future.
In conclusion, we need to work hard and make sure our PEACH children have the positive goal in life – and get well educated. Let’s help them to help themselves.
Chen and Nei Chen: Thank you very much for the
Understanding Tour in Li Jiang. This trip was carefully planned and
thoughtfully followed through with every detail confirmed and reconfirmed.