Year 2012


A “Volunteer Teaching in the Countryside” session was organized by the Macao Volunteer Teachers Association and Macao Polytechnic Institute in Guizhou Province, China from April 4th to April 8th 2012. A total of 18 teachers and students participated. The participants not only focused on teaching but also visited the families of extremely poor students and local welfare institutions, as well as holding a ‘gathering party’. The aims of the activity were to arouse students understanding of the principles of "cherishing the present" and "giving rather than receiving” through teaching in poor villages with very limited resources, and to enable them to experience first-hand the living and learning environments of these poverty-stricken areas.