Ever since setting foot in ChingChuan in 2011, we have been continuously drawn to this area. This year it was especially important for us to make it to the graduation as we made a promise two years ago to ten year old who asked us if we would come to hers.
There has been no other area that has taught us so much as the interaction with the community and the children here. We have seen the kids grow before our very own eyes, some having joined our workshops before we knew what we were doing six years ago. it was amazing to see them graduate from TaoShan Elementary School. Some even join our workshops now to help out with the younger kids.
This is also the first year we were able to put together photography albums that detailed their journey with us starting in first grade. It took several weeks to go through close to 50,000 photos to select the best of each child’s photos with us took us on a time warp with many memories. We have have honed and refined what we are doing thanks to what we have learned from the children in ChingChuan. Interaction and learning is always a two way street. We congratulate the class of 2018 and hope they know that we are always there for them. We only wish we knew what we were doing 6 years ago and could have done more with them and for them!
Bright Side Projects also wishes a wonderful year ahead for TaoShan Elementary School and can’t wait to see the kids soon!
Bright Side Projects provides tailored resources to individuals often inaccessible and presents content that rarely seen elsewhere to challenge the status quo of society. The social interaction that the children and Big Friends have is priceless paving not only an outlet for healthy communication and expression of ideas, but shows them that someone is here for them and cares for them. We are dedicated to empowering communities by connecting them to dismantle discrimination, intolerance, sexism, racism, sexual assault, with a pro-intersectional approach to topics in the classroom and in life. Plant-based meals are freshly prepared and workshop materials use upcycled items with no animal byproducts whenever possible.
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