[2011-06-27] Shin Shin Hosted Volunteer Appreciation Event【Translated from Singdao Daily】Yesterday, Shin Shin hosted an annual picnic social for all the volunteers. President Ting said, without volunteers' contribution, Shin Shin could not expand a number of service projects this year. This event was Shin Shin's tradition every year to appreciate volunteers.
Shin Shin defines our mission in helping rural education in China, and has an outstanding reputation in credibility, execution, and continuity. All the services are carried out by volunteers, and financial affairs are 100% transparent. Shin Shin volunteers not only spent a lot of time in keeping contact with the supported regions, President Ting said, to cultivate a better cultivator, Shin Shin's English and Computer Teacher Training program has trained more than 500 teachers, and this summer, we will expand it to Gansu Institute of Political Science and Law, together with Hunan University of Science and Technology, organizing English and computer skill trainings for teachers in surrounding regions. This year, two sites will receive about 268 primary teachers, studying English for 4 weeks, and computer for 2 weeks.
Meanwhile, Shin Shin will select 3 schools as E-learning pilots, each of which will receive 31 computers. We hope to test the new teaching/learning mode using virtual computers. If successful, this program will be implemented in 20 or 30 schools next year.
Shin Shin donated 170K books through literacy project to students in the past 4 year, exceeding the original plan “One Book Per Child”, hence, we started to build reading rooms. To date, 20 reading rooms have been built, so Shin Shin schools now have totally 40 reading rooms.
In the past two years, Shin Shin partnered with Fudan, Tsinghua, Peking Universities in outreach summer programs. This year, the program goes one step farther, in that Jilin University joined the program, sending students to teach at Jilin Shin Shin schools.
Every summer as a tradition, Shin Shin hosts the appreciation event to thank all the volunteers' hard work. Yesterday, the volunteer organizer Chin Lin said, all the Shin Shin's operations depend on the dedication of volunteers.
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