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Microsoft volunteers engage Qianqianshu Children’s Home by developing school activities

Posted: Monday 30 April 12, 7.07am GMT

On 21 April 2012, over 30 volunteers and their families from Microsoft participated in a new activity in order to promote the ENGAGE Beijing Program in Qianqianshu.

Microsoft volunteer is reading stories for kids in Qianqianshu

Microsoft volunteer is reading stories for kids in Qianqianshu

In total, 60 hours were donated to help and serve 110 kids of Qianqianshu Children’s Home.

Volunteers went into different classes and prepared all kinds of activities with these kids, such as reading stories, singing songs, playing board-games and creating origami. Also, they planted flowers, painted walls and assembled tables for the Children’s home.

ENGAGE Key Cities Program was created in 2002 by IBLF and Business in the Community (BITC) and is now supported by the International Leadership Team of BITC. It provides a collaborative opportunity for business and community partners to positively impact a specific city. In Beijing, there are currently around 450 schools for migrant children, of which many are not registered by the government and as such have very little resources and financial support.

The ENAGE in Beijing Project supports three migrant schools in the city with corporate volunteers mentoring and sharing new experiences with school children aged between 12 and 16. The aim is to broaden the children’s experience and inspire them to work hard and seek a successful future career.

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