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FUNdraising at QSI Shenzhen, China!

This year, QSI Shenzhen, Nanshan campus, decided to do something a little different for part of their week of Experiential Learning Week or Week Without Walls. Led by one of the 8 year-old homeroom teachers, David Mackay, the 8, 9, and 10 year-old classes decided to raise money for a dog and cat rescue shelter in Shenzhen.  This was a great opportunity for students to learn the value of hard work and commitment, all while doing something to benefit their community. 

The Sachin-Karuna Rescue shelter helps to rescue dogs and cats from abusive owners and situations and takes in homeless dogs and cats.  They provide medical attention, rehabilitation and try to find new homes inside and outside of China for our furry friends.  

children at a dog shelter

Each student was sponsored by their parents and friends to do various athletic and academic challenges.  Some students did push-ups and sit ups, while others competed in races, tug-of-war, basketball, soccer, and more.  Some of the academic challenges were to sing a song, write an essay, or make a poster promoting the shelter.  Some students even sponsored their teachers to participate in these challenges too. 

students playing tug of war
students exercising

On Friday April 16, 2021, the fund-raising activities were all completed at the Nanshan campus. In total, all 4 classes and their teachers were able to raise a little more than 10,000 RMB or 1,500USD.  

students and teacher holding a poster

The fund-raising challenge was an excellent opportunity for students to learn about a worthwhile cause, to work hard to earn some money, and to feel a sense of ownership and pride by helping the animals and giving back to their community in a meaningful way.  Many thanks to all the students, parents, and teachers that donated and participated to this wonderful fund-raising challenge.

dogs at a dog shelter