Mission: Xi’An, China

 

In August, 2014 Sarina went on a volunteer mission to Xi’An, located in the heartland of China and known for its famous Terracota Warriors. There, she visited a school for children and young adults with cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, and other mental deficiencies. With a great deal of patience, love, and dedication, she taught these beautiful children basic mathematics and reading. She discovered that they truly are capable of learning and should not be denied the chance at an education. Moreover, the little bit of time that is devoted to them is overcompensated by smiles, hugs, and love.

Although Sarina taught many students, the photos below depict one student in particular, who bonded with Sarina.

 

Mission Xi'An Province, China

Sarina teaches mathematics and reading to this very appreciative student.

Mission Xi'An Province, China

Teaching and learning can be so much fun!

Mission Xi'An, China

Ordinarily, these children and young adults are neglected and receive very little to no attention from their local school teachers. International volunteers like Sarina are vital to these students in order to receive basic education.

Mission Xi'An, China

The School Headmaster presents Sarina with a Certificate of Appreciation for her dedication and service.