捐款人快讯 2016年8月号 Donor Newsflash Aug 2016

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暑期支教夏令营




编者按:2016年的7月,海外中国教育基金会(OCEF)在甘肃省白银市会宁县头寨子镇共丰村展开了第四期支教夏令营活动。共丰小学所在的会宁县,自然条件严酷,干旱缺水,是以雨养农业为主的国家扶贫开发重点县之一。即使条件艰苦,来自世界各地的志愿者仍然愿意跨过山野为那里的教育伸出援手。这次支教,总共有45位义工参加,每位成员都秉着分享知识,关注贫困儿童的初衷来到了这里。义工朱玮出发前通过QQ联系了一位家在共丰学校边上的牙医。这位牙医不但加入义工行列为孩子们上了一堂牙齿保健课,还用自己的笔记录下了夏令营的点点滴滴。

短暂而难忘的2016暑期海外基金会夏令营活动今天在共丰中小学画上了圆满的句号,孩子们的真情流露于眼眶。在这送别的日子唯有拥抱和泪水承载着孩子们不舍的感情,感谢每一位支教老师用你们的汗水和真情激活了孩子们澎湃的内心。看了这么多孩子们为老师们准备的小节目无一不流露心中对老师的不舍和感恩之情,最后看到老师们连夜为孩子们编作的一首合唱《小村庄》也触动了我的心,最后还是感谢!

真心感谢整个支教团队的辛劳付出,你们从世界各国各地汇集到共丰只为这些孩子们这已经是个很感人的故事了,孩子们通过你们了解到了世界各国的文化和历史以及各种有趣的生活经历这将是终身难忘的。希望有缘,希望你们多年后还能来到这个小村庄,孩子们会想你们的。爬山,跳舞,做游戏,种种欢乐的笑脸已定格在照片中和孩子们的记忆力。


Summer Teaching Camp




Editor’s note: In July 2016, OCEF organized the 4th Summer Teaching Camp in the village of Gongfeng in Huining County, Baiyin City, Gansu Province. Huining County is on the national list for poverty support due to its harsh, arid natural environment. Despite the challenging setting, 45 volunteers from all over the world gathered here with the same purpose: sharing knowledge and caring for children in poverty. Before setting off for Huining, one the volunteers, Zhu Wei, contacted a dentist who lives near Gongfeng Elementary School. The dentist not only joined the summer camp as a volunteer to teach the children about dental health, but he also recorded his memories from the experience, including the following.

The 2016 OCEF Summer Camp was short but memorable. It concluded today at Gongfeng Elementary School and the kids got very emotional towards the end. With hugs and tears, they thanked the volunteers for touching their hearts with hard work and sincerity. I was also very moved to see the kids performing a chorus piece called Little Village, which the teachers had worked late into the night to arrange.

Thank you, the OCEF Summer Camp team! You gathered in Gongfeng from all around the world for the children, and opened for them a rare window into life in other countries as well as the culture and history of those countries, which will leave a profound impact on them for years to come. I hope there will be another opportunity for us to have you in this small village; the kids will miss you. Hiking, dancing, the games, and all the smiling faces…this summer is forever captured in the pictures and the memories of the kids.


种子老师成长项目




编者按:在旷远的西部,由于边远和贫困,工资低,又缺乏保障,不少地方难以补充到合格教师,大批村级小学只好找“代课教师”维持运转。这样的“代课教师”目前全国有60万名,至少承担着1200万名农村孩子的教育。为了帮助这些乡村教师提升教学质量,OCEF教师组安排义工和受助老师一对一地沟通,不断探讨和总结教学中涌现的问题和经验。以下为山东一位老师的月度总结节选。阅读全文请访问OCEF论坛。如您有兴趣帮助老师们一起成长,欢迎加入教师组

6月6日,一大早王显军老师就把海外中国教育基金会给我们捐赠的图书拉来了,校长就打开一个箱子,露出两本书《阳光姐姐》和《谁是莫扎特》,我抢先看了。看了莫扎特有很多感慨,在空间里瞎说了两句,我同学说,你35年没干什么,你培养了35个莫扎特。这句话说的大了,反过来想想一辈子有机会做教育还是蛮开心的。我五年级的儿子也看了《阳光姐姐》这本书,天天要另外五本。由于是农忙时间,校长说等过两天再拆箱发书,家长参与,让孩子知道感恩。所以我也不敢翻找另外的《阳光姐姐》。
终于等到发书日子。校长亲自整理了图书,我们老师每人都参与了班级选书。我选的是适合我们低年级的绘本,选到后就讲了绘本《我爱你》。讲到一半正好下课了,我说,你们想不想知道接下来发生什么事,自己看吧。结果这本书一天没的休息,被孩子们争过来抢过去。还记得传书仪式那天,两点半开始的,艳阳高照,33度的高温。家长、孩子、老师个个热的满头大汗,没有一个人喊热的,好像都忘记高温天气了。

家长和孩子都迫不及待的打开书读起来,每个人脸上都带着满足的微笑。王祥琳的家长给我说,我家琳琳原来多动症可厉害了,菏泽、北京的医院都去过,医生说没毛病,我们都愁死了。没想到老师让他带回家的图画书能让他坐住,他最爱看《大卫▪不可以》那本书了。我听后专门又给他推荐了一本书《不是我的错》,和妈妈一起读。胡奥杰的爷爷说,这是哪个好人捐的书,一本都要几十块,我们那里舍得买,这书真不孬;咱们得让孩子好好学习,别糟蹋了这些好书。我们的老师这次也热情高涨,都悄悄的为自己和子女选书。我找到一本刘秀老师(OCEF工作人员—编者注)推荐的教育方面的书,不过书已经被牛娜老师挑走了,结果又被校长抢了去先读为快。

6月28日,教委来常规检查。为了这次检查,把我忙的焦头烂额。接下来两天考试,又没时间阅读了。终于忙完之后,今天下午第一节课领着孩子们读绘本《跑跑镇》。我问孩子们,有几个读过的请举手,有三十多个。开始讲封面,上面有什么呢?小鹰和小猫,会发生什么故事呢?老师没读过,不知道,你们愿意给同学们读一读吗?刚开始哇哇乱叫,真读时反倒没人举手了,那好吧,老师读。小猫哒哒哒,小鹰哒哒哒,咣,变成猫头鹰。黑熊哒哒哒,白熊哒哒哒,咣,变成熊猫。读完了我说,还有没有“咣”的故事,在我们生活中,孩子一下停住了,说不出来。我提示说,比如太阳和月亮“咣”撞在一起了,还是回答不上。邓苏恒举手了,说:“明”。回答的很好。接着我们又说到了:尖、歪、卡等等。邓佳鑫还说:宝盖哒哒哒,子哒哒哒,咣变成了“字”。哈哈!剩下的时间自由结合成组共读一本书,效果蛮好,是孩子自己喜欢的读书方式。书架上的书刚整理了,下课又乱了,我说乱就乱吧,一天整理一次就行,乱说明孩子喜欢读。

有书读的日子真开心。

(山东定陶胡海小学李巧真,2016年6月30日)


Seed Teacher Growth Project




Editor’s note: In western China, many schools have to rely on “substitute” teachers as it is very hard for them to recruit qualified regular teachers due to less desirable locations, low wages and uncertain job security. There are about 600,000 “substitute” teachers nation-wide, carrying out education for at least 12 million students. In order to improve the quality of teaching in rural places, the OCEF Teachers Program has arranged for 1-on-1 communication between volunteers and teachers to share experiences and discuss issues. Below is an abridged monthly summary from a teacher in Shandong Province. To read the full article, please visit the OCEF Forum. If you are interested in helping the teachers grow, please join our Teachers Program.

On June 6, Teacher Wang went out early in the morning to get the books donated to us by OCEF. The principal opened one of the boxes and I picked up the first two books that popped into sight,Sister Sunshine and Who Is Mozart. After reading the Mozart book I had a lot of thoughts and shared them on my blog. One of my friends responded: “You may not think much of what you have done in the past 35 years, but you have cultivated 35 Mozarts.” While I know that statement is exaggerated, I feel very delighted for the opportunity to be a teacher in my life. My 5th-grade son finished reading Sister Sunshine and could not wait to read the other five books in the series, but I could not satisfy him because the principal told us to delay circulating the books for a few days. It was the busiest time of the year for the farmers, and he wanted the parents to participate in the book-passing ceremony and help the kids learn to appreciate.

Finally, it was time to distribute the books. The principal prepared the books in person and every teacher took part in picking books for his or her class. I selected illustrated books suitable for the younger kids in my class and read the book I Love You to the students during class. I was only half way through when the class was over, so I told the students to read the rest by themselves if they wanted to know what happened next. That book went from one kid to another throughout the day. I remembered the day when we distributed the books. The ceremony started around 2:30 p.m. on a sunny day, and the temperature was a very hot 33 degrees Celsius. Everybody was sweating—parents, kids, and teachers—but nobody seemed to care.

Both the parents and the kids were eager to open up a book and read, and everybody was smiling. The parents of one kid told me that he suffered from ADHD-like symptoms and could never calm down. They had taken him to doctors as far away as in Beijing but the doctors had insisted that there was nothing wrong with him, which left them very frustrated. When they saw him sitting still reading a book, they could hardly believe it. His favorite book was No, David. I recommended Not My Fault for the parents and the kid to read together. Another kid’s grandfather asked who those good people were that donated the books. He wanted to make sure that the children would take good care of the books, so beautiful and so expensive to buy, and study hard to do the books justice. The teachers got into it as well, and all were busy picking books for themselves and their own children to read. I found a book on education that Teacher Sue (OCEF staffer—editor) had recommended, expect that Teacher Niu had beaten me to it, only to “lose” it to the principal who wanted to read it first.

On June 28, there was a routine inspection by the county education department. I had to spend a lot of time to prepare for the inspection, and then there were two days of exams for the students—two more days when we did not have time to read. Finally it was over and today I got to lead the students in reading a book call Run-Run Town. After we read about how a cat and an eagle crashed into each other and become an owl, and how a black bear and a polar bear did the same to become a panda, we did an interesting exercise to see what would happen if Chinese characters crash into each other, and what new characters they might make. Once we finished that book, it was free reading time, when the kids would form groups and read books by themselves. They liked reading so much that the bookshelves always looked disorganized no matter how hard I tried to keep them tidy. I thought to myself: That's OK, we'll just tidy up the books once a day. This mess reflects how much they love to read, so it’s a good mess.

Every day when you can read books, it’s a great day.

(Li Qiaozhen, Huhai Elementary School, Dingtao, Shandong; June 30, 2016)




第26期(2016年8月)/No. 26 (August 2016)
组稿:杨敏 翻译:何雪炀 编校:汤柏
Compiled by Catherine Yang Translated by He Xueyang Edited by Tang Bai

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