Shy Fang Foundation

The school provides several on site opportunities for students to work and generate income for the school. Every weekday, they prepare and deliver bento boxes for local customers. In addition to the bento box, the school also operates a bakery and a “treehouse” coffee shop that serves coffee during the weekend; follow this link for photos and a review http://www.esl99.com/pubs1.php?nid=3885 The cafe has been a good stepping stone for the students. Shy Fang also operate a second-hand store.

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Reflections

I sorted out second-hand objects. It does seem like a real need, because there are tons and tons of objects there, and it’ll take many people to do it together and accomplish it through teamwork…Doing all this is really meaningful for me, because I did this with love…

I was glad I could help the people running the school because of all they have done for the kids.

If there were a good way to communicate with the children I met today, I would ask them what they would like the world to know about handicaps.

I feared that these kids might not like me and I might not help a lot just by doing this little service. Now I know that every little help we gave to them can really do a bit change.

I was touched by how patient, warm, and welcoming the teachers were.

We took a risk of mingling with the disabled children, but the benefits were worth it.

Actually, I was scared about how the kids would act – would they behave? [The benefits of today made the risks worth it because] I really enjoyed my buddy, she looked so happy when we talked to her and held her.

I swept and mopped the 2nd floor and I really liked it. Especially because there was this one guy who (I’m guessing was one of the older handicapped) would sweep with us when we were sweeping then when we switched to mopping he’d mop with us. I thought it was awesome.

During our February outing, the 8th graders travelled to the Shy Fang Foundation. Located high up in the Da Keng mountains, Shy Fang provides education and training to students with a wide range of special needs. The school provides early therapy, preschool, schooling for school aged, vocational training, pre-job training, and on-the-job training.

The school provides several on site opportunities for students to work and generate income for the school. Every weekday, they prepare and deliver bento boxes for local customers. In addition to the bento box, the school also operates a bakery and a “treehouse” coffee shop that serves coffee during the weekend; follow this link for photos and a review http://www.esl99.com/pubs1.php?nid=3885 The cafe has been a good stepping stone for the students. Shy Fang also operate a second-hand store.