The Thailand-China Education Association has participated in the summer camp and the winter camp hosted by the College of Chinese Language and Culture, Jinan University (CCLC) for years. According to the children’s feedback after returning home, they felt excited, satisfied and grateful.
Before setting off for the Agile Winter Camp, all the overseas Chinese leaders and parents of these children said that they felt indebted to the Chinese Language and Culture Education Foundation of China (CLCEF), CCLC and the Agile Property Holdings Limited for the learning opportunity they provided for these children, which was precious for children of Thai Chinese. Most of these children have their own Chinese names or know something about their parents’ or grandparents’ family and ancestral villages. But unfortunately, rarely could they obtain the opportunity to speak Chinese, let alone deepen their knowledge of Chinese culture. The Chinese culture still surviving in their mental and behavior feature is only inherited through family cultivation.
Hence, when the children stepped on the land of Canton, every teacher, volunteer and even the driver could sense their delightness, excitement and happiness, which are quite natural and are from the bottom of their hearts.
(A lecture was delivered by Dr. ZHENG, Xiangbin on the Opening Ceremony of Sensing Canton Winter Camp)
It is the leaders and teachers of our motherland—China that bestowed these children the privilege of a lifetime and provided them the opportunity to experience the land their forefathers have lived on and the marvelous culture their ancestors have possessed.
At present, because of the volatile situation in Thailand, I am forced to leave the warm winter camp for Thailand to handle transactions. But my heart is always with these children. I never lose touch with Ms. WU, Meixin, the Teacher-in-charge, in whose report, I learned that these children were treated by teachers and volunteers of CCLC as their own kids, little brothers and sisters. They all enjoyed the various activities, the standard and interesting lessons. And the Chinese culture experience learning course was their favorite. In addition, these children were always in the mood of excitement, for they were fond of everything in their motherland and they love CCLC.
I also learned that, both parents and children’s schools were satisfied with this activity. They were quite thankful to the hard work of CLCEF, CCLC as well the Agile Property Holdings Limited.
Wish this winter camp a complete success and let the splendid Chinese culture shine.