Sunday, November 27, 2011

What we did in China -- YASC Trip to China 2011

From July 9 - 16, 184 Yale alumni and family and friends of alumni traveled to the city of Xiuning in Anhui Province in China  with the Yale Alumni Service Corps. During one week we accomplished a lot! Here is a list of the trip highlights:

* 1300 students ranging in age from 8 to 16 taught for 5 days. Subjects included:
-          English through songs
-          Book club
-          Art of all kinds
-          Spanish
-          Chorus
-          tin whistle and harmonica
-          business development
-          bridge building
-          and much more…
*3 quilts made as gifts for the three schools
* 3 murals painted at the schools
* soccer, Frisbee, basketball and baseball coaching
* Produced America Coast-to-Coast for the final celebration
* High School English language library renovated and re-stocked
*5 days of medical consultation with local doctors
* visited and advised local businesses
And then the group headed to Beijing to see the iconic sights of China such as the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

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