Bringing Sunlight to the Sun Village │ 愛心照耀“太陽村”
This Wednesday, Classes 4.1 and 4.2 spent their morning at the local Sun Village Orphanage. The Sun Village organisation works to provide a safe and comfortable environment for children in need.

3月27日星期三,四(1)班和四(2)班的學生們在太陽村孤兒院度過了一個愉快的上午。太陽村組織致力于為有需要的兒童提供安全舒適的環境。

Upon our arrival, students presented donations that they collected or purchased. Earlier in the unit, students explored the Sun Village website to find a list of items that the orphanage needs. Many students and their families took this opportunity to collect items and share the caring spirit.

我們到達后,學生們展示了他們的捐贈物品。在學習本單元時,學生們瀏覽了太陽村的網站,找到了孤兒院所需要的物品清單。許多學生和他們的家人借此機會收集這些物品,分享愛心。

At Sun Village, our students watched two videos featuring the history and origin of the organisation, as well as information about its founder, Zhang Shuqin. After the video, the students were able to sit with the Sun Village staff and ask them questions.

在太陽村,學生們觀看了兩個視頻,了解該組織的歷史和起源,以及其創始人張淑琴的信息。視頻結束后,學生們和太陽村的工作人員坐在一起交流、提問:太陽村是如何賺錢來支撐這些孩子的?這里的孩子和其他孩子們一樣,會上學學知識嗎?

Our classes then explored the grounds of Sun Village in order to gain perspective on how the children live. The staff led students on a walking tour that included the cafeteria, dorms, and playground. Students were able to see how the organisations is set up to offer the children a “sunny” life.

接下來我們參觀了太陽村里的設施,以便了解那里的孩子們是如何生活的。工作人員帶領學生們進行了一次步行游覽,包括餐廳、宿舍和操場。學生們通過參觀,看到這個組織是如何為孩子們提供陽光生活的。

 

Sun Village operates a Charity Garden, and it is one of the ways in which the organisation raises funds to support itself. Donors can pay a fee to purchase a box of fruit or pick it directly from their gardens. Grade 4 collected class money to purchase a box of strawberries for each student. Students were able to visit the garden and pick the ripe, delicious strawberries themselves.

太陽村經營著一個慈善農場,這是該組織籌集資金維持運作的方式之一。捐贈者可以付費購買一盒水果,或者直接從他們的農場里采摘。四年級利用班費為每個學生買了一盒草莓。參觀和采摘活動結束后,學生們收獲滿滿。

This field trip was arranged to align with our current unit: Sharing the Planet. Our central idea is:

Children worldwide encounter a range of challenges, risks, and opportunities.

這次出游是為了配合我們當前的探究單元: 共享地球。我們的中心思想是:全球各地兒童所面臨的挑戰,風險和機會。

Our first line of inquiry deals with thechallenges that children encounter both locally and globally.Our second line addresses?how children respond to challenges, risks, and opportunities.?The third line focuses onhow organisations and individuals work to protect children from risk.From this field trip, students were able to see the first and third lines in a local perspective.

我們的三條探究主線為:

1.?當地的和全球的兒童所面臨的挑戰,風險和機會。

2.?兒童是如何面對挑戰,風險和機會的。

3.?個人和組織為了保護兒童所做出的努力。

這次出游中,學生們能夠從當地視角看到探索主線的第一條和第三條。

Upon our return to the classroom, students were asked to reflect on our field trip experience. These are just a few excerpts from their written reflections:

回到學校后,我們要求學生們對此次出游做了分享。以下是他們分享內容的一些摘錄:

“Today we went to Sun Village. I think it was a big challenge for the children there. Their parents are in the jail. I wonder why. I wish they will have a good life.” – Victoria, 4.1

“今天我們去了太陽村。我覺得那里的一些孩子面臨著巨大的挑戰。我想知道為什么他們的父母會在監獄。我希望他們能有更好的人生。” – 4.1班 楊紫儀

“I think Sun Village is so great! It is a pity that we didn’t see the children. The children have a big challenge, it’s not to be sad when the police take their parents and let them be alone. They have pain and no hope.” – Linda, 4.1

“我覺得太陽村太棒了!但是很遺憾今天我們沒能看到那里的孩子們。孩子們面臨著很大的挑戰,就是當警察帶走他們的父母,讓他們一個人待著的時候,無法不感到悲傷。他們很痛苦,沒有希望。” (4.1班 張玥)

”I think Sun Village’s leader is kind and good. I think the children is brave and the children have many big challenges like no family and or, the family go in the jail.”

– Grace, 4.1

“我認為太陽村的創立者是善良的。我認為那里的孩子們很勇敢,他們面臨著很多巨大的挑戰,比如沒有家人,或者家人進了監獄。” (4.1班 趙小溪)

“They don’t have they Mom and Dad love is very sad! But they are very brave! If they are brave they will live in this world!” – Sam, 4.1

“他們沒有爸爸媽媽的愛,是很傷心的!但是他們非常勇敢!如果他們勇敢,他們將會更好地生活在這個世界上!” (4.1班 金啟榮)

“I think Sunvillage is good to help children overcome many risks and challenges. ?Children there can afford basic needs, they will have less danger in their lives, and they won’t be so lonely. ?I think this organisation is powerful.” ?– Olivia, 4.2

“我認為太陽村有助于幫助孩子們克服許多風險和挑戰。那里的孩子們可以負擔得起基本的需求,他們的生活中危險會更少,他們不會那么孤獨。我認為這個組織很強大。” (4.2班 李曈)

 

“Today my classmates and I went to an orphanage called Sunvillage. ?It’s not as nice as a home. ?These children don’t have parents and I feel bad for them. ?I feel lucky because I have a nice home and parents that love me. ?I think we should help them more. ?We can help them by giving donations to Sunvillage. ?Adults can give money and kids can give toys and books.” ?– Danny Sun, 4.2

“今天我和我的同學們去了一個叫做太陽村的孤兒院。它不像家那么好。這些孩子沒有父母,我為他們感到難過。我感到幸運,因為我有一個美好的家和愛我的父母。我認為我們應該多幫助他們。我們可以通過向太陽村捐款來幫助他們。大人可以捐錢,孩子可以捐贈玩具和書。” (4.2班孫雨晴)

“I think Sunvillage is good because they help some parents and their children. ?Maybe they are sad but Sunvillage still lets kids be happy and go to school, amazing! ?If I can help them I think I will give them my own money and let them buy what they need.” ?– Nancy, 4.2

“我認為太陽村很好,因為他們幫助了一些家長和他們的孩子。也許他們很傷心,但是太陽村仍然讓孩子們開心,讓他們去上學,真是太棒了!如果我能幫助他們,我想我會捐給他們我的零花錢,讓他們買他們需要的東西。” (4.2班 惠金諾)

“Today we went to Sunvillage. ?I felt very lonely because I thought about my parents. ?The people who work at Sunvillage work to help these children overcome their risks and challenges. ?We can help them and give them food, books, or toys.” ?– Peggy, 4.2

“今天我們去了太陽村。我感到很孤獨,因為我想到了我的父母。太陽村的工作人員幫助這些孩子克服風險和挑戰。我們可以幫助他們,送給他們食物、書籍或玩具。” (4.2班 檀沛真)

It is our hope that students walk away from this experience with a bigger and kinder perspective. We want them to understand that not all children are blessed with good fortune, but that there are organisations and people out there who are willing to help make the world safer – and that we can be those people.

我們希望學生們帶著更寬廣、更友善的視角走出這段經歷。我們希望他們明白,并不是所有的孩子都有好運,而是有一些組織和人們愿意幫助世界變得更安全——我們可以成為這些人。

文/Vee

譯/朱晏竹

編輯/曉婉