My fans on Facebook already know that I visited a Chinese orphanage yesterday. This trip to a orphanage in the outskirts of Guangzhou was organized by BEAN Guangzhou and I was lucky to be the one of the nine people who had the chance to attend.
Even going to the orphanage was an adventure. We met on a distant metro stop in Baiyun district and decided to take a taxi to the destination. Finding the right road was a bit tricky as the taxi drivers usually don’t know that orphanage. We had a small “sight-seeing tour” before founding the right spot.
There are more than 100 Chinese children in the orphanage and they all have different mental and/or physical disabilities. But despite their rough life, they are extremely cute and so excited about everything. We played with 15 kids on the small playground, make paper airplanes, sung songs and colored pictures. The smile on their face was the best kind of reward a volunteer can get.
I’m really happy that I decided to attend this event. It was a new experience for me and totally worth it. I hope I can go there again next time. I you’re interested in going too, follow the BEAN Guangzhou website.