Volunteer in China with Globe Aware

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China’s prospering economy is drawing millions of its country population into the cities. The Chinese government mandates that its citizens receive permission before relocating or they will suffer the consequence of losing their basic social services. However, the official permission by the government is extremely difficult to obtain and citizens are desperate to find work in the cities. Because of this, China has more than 150 million migrant people in their cities, many of whom have no healthcare, public education, and live in makeshift houses.

Globe Aware’s mission is to work on several projects with the only nonprofit middle school for these migrant citizens. Volunteers will work on the school’s much needed infrastructure and help with any repairs. They will also help with painting classrooms, fixing bathroom facilities, refurbishing furniture, teaching children English and pronunciation.

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Doug
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We were able to meet local people, see how they live and what life is really like outside of tourist areas. By teaching English to both children and young adults we felt as though we were making a difference in their lives. They could use the knowledge we gave them to make a better life for themselves and families. We don't believe in giving people handouts - helping people who will eventually help themselves is what we did and feel great about having the opportunity to do it. Food was always excellent and very local. I love the opportunity to try the cuisine that is native to the country I visit. As part of an organized cooking class we were actually shown how to make Khmer food which was amazing! The Free time we had was enough for us to rest and recharge for the next part of the day. The excursions and organized tours were made excellent by the quality of our guide and Globe Aware facilitator Dine Tuy. We can't say enough good things about him.

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