Saturday, September 26, 2009
Let's start blogging.
Our October 2009 volunteer trip starts in just a couple of weeks. Some of us are leaving a little early on the 9th in order to tour for a few days in Lijiang. The 26 volunteers and 10 of our kids will meet up in Shanghai on October 15 and will travel to Hangzhou the following day to start working with the children and staff at Hangzhou Children's Welfare Institute. We will be examining the children and sharing techniques in physical and occupational therapy, and special education. We will be giving medical advice regarding the children needing it and lectures are planned and already translated into Mandarin! Each of us willl have an interpreter. I am inviting all the volunteers to help me keep this blog interesting for the duration of the trip. That shouldn't be too hard to do as it will surely be a fascinating time. It can be shared with all friends and family so they can actually see our insider's view of China.