April 2015

Qingpu Activity Center Performance for the Children Activity

At 11:30am on March 15th 2015, a group of Swedish volunteers from a charity drama organization arrived Youdao’s Qingpu Children’s activity center for a performance. They checked the site, set up the stage, and put on their make up. The local security guard, Mr. Xie helped a lot in the events setup by picking up the volunteers, moving the material, and resolving a wiring issue.
The migrant children and some neighbors sat down with three university volunteers to enjoy the show.
There were not as many children at the performance due to cold weather, but this did not affect the performers at all, who still devoted themselves and performed with the highest level of enthusiasm. Although the performers only wore shirts, they still sweat a lot during the playing.
Their funny, lovely, and humorous gestures and facial expressions made the audience laugh loudly.
When the play came to the end, the audience cheered and applauded the performers. They also spent some time teaching the kids different dances. It was a great moment for everyone involved.
Even the show ended, the children were still curious about the stage and props. They couldn’t control the props but touched them with their little figures. They asked the performers to dance with them again and took pictures with them.
A special thanks to Maja and her team (Wang Jiannan, Liu Siyu, and Björn Dahlman) for their great performance for the children. They have their full time job, so they have to sacrifice lots of their spare time to design the drama, practice, and prepare materials. They then spend their weekends giving performances to migrant children. They told us that they always feel a great sense of pleasure and satisfaction when they see the kids’ happy and cheering faces.


表演还未开始,孩子们和家长们就陆陆续续地来到了现场,在大学生志愿者的协调下找到了自己最佳观看位置, 期待着演出开始。
由于当天天气比较阴冷的缘故,观看演出的孩子们并不是特别多,但这丝毫不影响演员们的热忱,他们依旧非常认真投入表演。在寒冷的户外,即使穿着单薄的服装, 还是不断在冒汗。
演出结束了,孩子们还依依不舍不愿意离开中心,好奇心得围住了演员们和道具,有的缠着演员们要继续学跳舞。有的好奇地伸手摸摸这里面,摸摸那边。 这一切对于孩子们都是多么新鲜的事务呀。
特别感谢此次由Maja带领的演出团体 (王建南、刘四雨、玛雅Maja-Stina J Wang和大熊Björn Dahlman)的倾情付出,他们平时各自都有全职工作,业余时间进行排练,预备道具,周末去不同的地方给民工孩子表演。每次演出都提前好几天开始做精心准备,虽然很辛苦,但是每次看到孩子们的灿烂笑脸,他们就觉得很欣慰满足了

Beiyaowan Weekend Activities and Birthday Party

On March 14, 2015, despite the light rainfall, many children were eagerly awaiting the start of activities. A lot of children got there early and stood by the gate.
When it was finally time to open the gate, the children couldn't wait to get inside and start the activities. The day’s activities are divided into 3 parts. The first part is the children's free time where they can pick to play their favorite sport like jump rope, or badminton, or even basketball. The second part is a "I am a little painter" activity. Some of the older children paint the walls different colors, while the younger children use their imagination to draw different pictures.
The last part is the birthday party for all of the birthdays in March. Three children celebrated their birthdays in March and celebrated their birthdays with everyone. The three children made their birthday wishes and then cut the cake to be shared with all of the children.