Leicester students help raise money for typhoon victims at school event

Posted by er134 at Nov 28, 2013 04:30 PM |
Student volunteers teach local schoolchildren about Taiwanese Culture

Enthusiastic Taiwanese student volunteersTaiwanese student volunteers from the University were involved in a heart-warming event at a local primary school last week.

The students volunteered at Linden Primary School in Evington on Wednesday 20 November and Friday 22 November 2013 to teach children aged 6-7 about Taiwanese Culture.

They helped with activities such as cooking green onion pancakes and producing traditional paper-cuttings, which enabled the children to raise £110 to go towards helping those affected by the recent devastating typhoon in the Philippines. Other activities included researching Taiwanese history, flag making and creating sculptures.

Amy Kuo, one of the volunteers during the event, said: "I taught the children about the Taiwanese Goddess of Mercy and they were really enthusiastic and willing to learn. They also understood there are lots of victims suffering from a lack of food and homes in the Philippines.

The event formed part of a week-long set of activities run by the school to coincide with the United Nations Universal Children’s Day, which aims to promote mutual awareness and understanding among children worldwide.

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