Children  China Project #17370

Xinjiang Rural Children Common Science Museum

by Genuine Love Site Visit Verified

Summary

We plan to vacate a large classroom in the school in Tumushuke, Xinjiang, China and change it into a natural science museum by August 2014 such that 177 Uighur children/youth from 5 to 14 can spend time to learn about the outside world before and after school. The museum helps the Uighur speaking children and youth with low proficiency in Chinese and hence limited access to media resources and youth to learn about the outside world and develop a broader worldview.

$8,829.49
total raised
90
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years

Challenge

Uighur children there have no way other than classroom lessons to learn about the world beyond Xinjiang's borders. With limited command of Chinese, the extreme lack of media resources in Uighur language for adolescents has led to narrow worldviews of young people there after they grew up, which greatly hindered their abilities of healthy communication and exchange with the world outside.

Solution

We plan to vacate a large classroom and decorate it as a natural science museum such that children there will be able to learn about the world before and after school. Having proficiency in Chinese of Uighur youth religious factors, that wrong selection of books might cause unnecessary misunderstandings, we will build a science museum with no books that will have a pet zoo, a sandbox area, a children invention room, space mystery lab and an art area.

Long-Term Impact

In addition to enhance better understanding of outside world of these young people of a remote area not well connected with the rest of the country, the museum will be a platform for the community to organize healthy activities, as well as a platform for volunteers from other part of the world to interact with the children. In short, we believe the museum will build up harmony both within the community and with other parts of the country and the world.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.zxgyjg.cn

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Organization Information

Genuine Love

Location: Miaoyang, Sichuan - China
Website: http:/​/​www.zxgyjg.cn
Siqian Peng
Project Leader:
Siqian Peng
Miaoyang, Sichuan China

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