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Global Events

In my life, I’ve been lucky enough to be part of a few global events. Such as the World’s Math Day, The Haiyan Relief Effort and a project that was not exactly global, called the Bali Service Learning Project. In this post, I will describe these three events.

On the World’s Math Day, I did challenges against players from all over the world! From people in Laos to Latvia, from China to Chad, we all did challenges on the World’s Math Day website. I won around 72 rounds against kids younger, and older than me. I almost won every round I did because they were simple problem! I really suggest you check out the website. Here is the link for World’s Education Games, which includes similar games for other subjects: http://www.worldeducationgames.com

For the Haiyan Relief Effort, I participated in a Walk-A-Thon. Where people donated at least 10 RMB for people in our school to walk laps in the school sports field, the ECLC department also baked cookies and sold artwork for the disastrous typhoon that ruined many lives. I have a blog post about the Walk-A-Thon, and for the Bali Service Learning Project, which I will talk about now!

The Bali Service Learning Project was a series of assignments from our teachers, to make items to help children in Bali that only go to school once every week. I made sets of videos with me showing a picture and asking what it showed. I then told the answer. I hope the children in Bali are using those sets, but I don’t know if they are.

Well, that’s it for this post. I hope you’ve enjoyed it!

Racial Discrimination

Today, we talked about racial discrimination during literacy time. The grade did some activities with the kids born in the early months of the year participating in a game, and getting “extra recess” (That didn’t happen though). And the kids born in the later months not being able to participate. We also watched videos about apartheid and civil rights, a poem about Nelson Mandela and heard the I Have A Dream speech.
After watching those videos, I felt really emotional and disgusted. I was disgusted by the people who thought they were better than anybody else, when they weren’t! In fact, they were and are worse because they acted in that way. They worked hard for no gain, they went to jail for no reason, they had to sit in the back of buses. All because they were born in a different race! They didn’t choose to be born in that race. They have no reason to deserve less.
You can’t judge someone by their race! Think of how you would feel, if you were to be put in the back of a bus, put to jail for no reason! Now think about the people who had to endure that torture. Think.
Although less people show prejudice nowadays, it is still here. Like an everlasting web, winding it’s way into people. Even in the small grade 5 community. I see people being treated differently because of their race. I see people in my class looking at guards, teachers assistants, even random people on the streets and laughing. Pretending to spit on the ground. That behavior truly disgusts me!
Sometimes, I wonder why people don’t join hands in unity, but go against each other. We must learn to become brothers! To join together to create a society in which everyone can thrive. In which no one is judged. In which all live in peace. That must happen, and if it doesn’t, it will lead to a downfall.
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you stand up for people when they are being discriminated. #STOPRACISM

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Racial Discrimination

Today, we talked about racial discrimination during literacy time. The grade did some activities with the kids born in the early months of the year participating in a game, and getting “extra recess” (That didn’t happen though). And the kids born in the later months not being able to participate. We also watched videos about apartheid and civil rights, a poem about Nelson Mandela and heard the I Have A Dream speech.
After watching those videos, I felt really emotional and disgusted. I was disgusted by the people who thought they were better than anybody else, when they weren’t! In fact, they were and are worse because they acted in that way. They worked hard for no gain, they went to jail for no reason, they had to sit in the back of buses. All because they were born in a different race! They didn’t choose to be born in that race. They have no reason to deserve less.
You can’t judge someone by their race! Think of how you would feel, if you were to be put in the back of a bus, put to jail for no reason! Now think about the people who had to endure that torture. Think.
Although less people show prejudice nowadays, it is still here. Like an everlasting web, winding it’s way into people. Even in the small grade 5 community. I see people being treated differently because of their race. I see people in my class looking at guards, teachers assistants, even random people on the streets and laughing. Pretending to spit on the ground. That behavior truly disgusts me!
Sometimes, I wonder why people don’t join hands in unity, but go against each other. We must learn to become brothers! To join together to create a society in which everyone can thrive. In which no one is judged. In which all live in peace. That must happen, and if it doesn’t, it will lead to a downfall.
Thank you for reading this post. I hope you stand up for people when they are being discriminated. #STOPRACISM

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The Haiyan Walk-a-Thon

Last Friday, we had a Walk-a-Thon for the horrible typhoon that hit the Philippines on November 9th. It was one of the worst typhoons and it killed at least 1 person from each family in the affected areas according to a local radio station.

So, to raise money, STUCO, or Student Council organised a Walk-a-Thon. Here is a video of some pictures taken that day. I hope you like the video, and I hope it shows that we truly care.

 

The Bali Service Learning Project

Right now, me and my friend Boey are working on a simple iMovie quiz for some underprivileged children in Bali. We started it today after our teach Mrs. Huiet told the class about the school. She also told us she was visiting that school for christmas holiday. Now, most of the 5th grade is working on making flash cards, games and other things for the 98 kids in the school to learn english. I’m really happy that I can help those kids learn things in Bali.