学期初作为AIESEC上外国际青年公益项目部，Light Starry Kids 项目负责人，我接触了WABC，非常有幸地，很快达成合作。
Light Starry Kids是关爱特殊儿童成长教育的项目，主要对象是自闭症儿童。一直以来，LSK致力于寻求解决联合国可持续发展目标SDG#3 良好健康与福祉 。
My name is Anurag Baheti.
I am an Indian and currently studying engineering at VIT University in India.
I had come to China on a volunteer program throughAIESEC.
My volunteer work included to help the teachers at the WABC organization when the delivered classes on art and music.
This 5-week period was the most interesting experience which I have had abroad. It has been a life time experience which I will never forget.
Parnian Rashidi Asl
Hello, my name is Dina Rahmayanti. You can call me Dina.
I’m 20 years old.
I come from Indonesia.
My biggest dream is to go abroad and meet a new people from all over the world. Hearing a story from my friends that already go abroad makes me want to do it.
I like to talk and share my stories to a new people and hear their story too.
ABOUT WABC & STUDENTS
There are people with special needs who can’t express themselves directly through words, they need help, support, and motivation.
WABC’s main goal is to help all the people with special needs so that they can communicate with others just like other people.
The effort put in by the teachers at WABC is tremendous. They prioritize their help for the students than other things. They prepare for their sessions before hand, organize big events where they need a lot of volunteers for help.
Coming to the students at WABC, they are truly a divine gift to the Universe.
Their mind perhaps works more creatively than ours. They can’t speak it out, but they do it through their hands showcasing their talent in art and music. They even expressed their feelings from the different colours they used to paint. After every session they had a round where everyone had to describe what they had drawn and painted. This round helped everyone to increase their self confidence level.
It was quiet surprising, at first hours I was overwhelmed by welcoming of a boy who sung for me and others who warmly kept smiling at me and introduced themselves one by one.
Before I knew I was one of them, I saw their magnificent paintings, things that was on their minds. We did crafts with each other, we put them on our bodies and had a fashion show full of laughs and crazy poses, all of us were friends.
When they paint you could see how they tried to put their emotions in colors, shapes and the floats of thoughts and feelings which find their ways to reach to your heart. It was amazing.
They were not stars, they were the sun for me and shined so brightly.
I did not look for a Van Gogh in them, they are who they are and what they are is great artists whom will be known by their own names someday.
I do believe that and I have my beliefs and respects in WABC’s great effortstrying to show them to people, to make them known what potentials they have.
I’m so happy and feel thank you to WABC and people inside it, especially Ritawho always accompany me, you’re so a pretty nice girl that I ever meet in China.
Try myself to make a painting first before the autistic makes me know how hard to make an art, they all have a talent in art and express themselves and we have to help them to encourage the talent.
People may see they with a half eye because they born was become an autistic andin WABC we open people’s eyes to see autistic is not something we have to avoid but we have to help.
ABOUT LSK & AIESEC in SISU
LSK - Light Starry Kids Project
I prepared myself for people who Cannot communicate and was ready for the hardest interactions, I was a bit worried about how can I manage a helpful and a healthy communication with them but soon all of my disturbing thoughts turned to ashes and gone for good.
One of the quiet amazing things to notice for me was staffs, volunteers, teachers and others who worked hard with an unending love and care. Try to show them ways to go through to know themselves, find it, cherish it and plunge into the so called “danger” of showing who you are to society and be confidence and glad about it.
They give them wings to fly high.
I know this project after join AIESEC and interest to apply on this project because itcontributes to SDG #3 Good Health and Well Beingin China asLight Starry Kids-SISU-Caring for the autistic.
When I arrived in here so many people welcome me and don’t make me nervous on my first day to attend the class with autistic kids. My friends who accompany me from my hostel to the workplace are a very nice guy, he explains me about the project and what will I do in there.
We teach each other, not only I teach them to make a painting but also I learn from them that every person have their own talent. How they act, how they speak, how they see is something makes me have a different opinion about autistic people.
On my second day I also delivering a lesson about Indonesia. When one of the visitors has a birthday party I sing a birthday’s song with Indonesia language and everyone was so happy.
The last class in July is so amazing, we watching a heart-rending film about how to make a comb and the struggle to make a details. First we draw in a piece of paper the sketch and after that we painting in the comb and the result is so awesome, many autism have their own way to express their feeling. Every details that they make there is a story about it.
One thing that makes me sad is why the project is only having classes in two times a week. Although I know how exhausted is to attend the class but I always happy after the class. I hope can meet many people from around the world but only two volunteers in this project, me from Indonesia and Parnian from Iran. And I feel a little bit disappointed because they usually talk Chinese language than English, so I don’t understand what they saying. But overall I’m so happy.
At first few classes, I was afraid that I may do something wrong and it may not turn out good. But the students were way too friendly.
They hugged me when I came in the morning and again in evening when I left the WABC center. I had made a good relationship with almost everyone. Yes, it took time, but it is a relationship which can never be forgotten.
All the things which they shared with me and I helped them, I hope it really made a difference for them.
They students might look or act in a different way, but when you know them very well, you know they are similar like us, there is no difference at all. Just their way of expressing it was more of a creative way, which is definitely better way than what we all do.
I find so many new friends in here. From the first time I join the class until the end I always meet a new people. They are so kind and friendly.
WABC is a place where everyone can meet and talk with a warm atmosphere.
I hope WABC can always inspire the others. Like the mission of WABC is help people with special needs express themselve through art, make other people see there is nothing wrong with disabilities and help them to make a world be a better place for them.
Being a part of this project was unforgettable experience to me.
I got a chance to believe inpure kindnessand cares of people who merely devoted themselves for some others who need help to be among everyone else and know themselves then maybe one day standing tall and change what they want to be changed by their own will.
I started to trust that this world could be a better place if you believe love has a big power to makes changes and could have “Big”s who can put it in actions.
When I come back to Shanghai, I will definitely have a visit at WABC center. I hope the students will still remember me. The teachers at WABC were also very helpful to me and to the students. They guided me through the first week on how to interact with them.
I would like to thank everyone in Shanghai who made my stay and volunteering work a memorable one.
I would also like to thank to the whole of WABC team – volunteers, staff and the students. You made me realize that there is a hidden talent in everyone.
One must work on it to bring it out.
Despite all the shortcomings one has, everyone can make a difference in the world by their talent.
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