[Bright Eyes] Glasses Delivery Trip to Lixin (11-13 June) - Volunteers Welcome!

Published on 2017-04-27

Join a delegation from the British Chamber Shanghai in returning to Lixin to deliver glasses to children and teachers at four rural schools from 11-13 June.

In April, a delegation from the Chamber, along with staff from six member companies, visited Lixin and tested the eyesight of over 1,400 children and teachers. The Chamber will return to these four schools on 11-13 June to deliver the glasses to those children and teachers who need them.

 April 2017

As well as delivering the glasses, we will also be giving eye-care education classes, along with other fun games and activities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for supporters of the Bright Eyes Project to get to see the project in action, meet the children and to help support the work of the hospital staff.

We will spend two full days visiting schools in Lixin and delivering the glasses. We would love our volunteers to help us either by teaching a class (a cultural class, English, or something that will get the children excited and interested) or helping organise games or activities with the children. We will also be looking for people to support us in delivering eye-care talks, full instructions and support will be provided.

 Testing

The basic schedule is as follows:

  • Sunday 11 June - Afternoon: Leave Shanghai by train, traveling to Bengbu South Railway
  • Sunday 11 June – Evening: Arrive in Lixin, have welcome dinner (depending on arrival)
  • Monday 12 June – daytime: Visit schools to deliver glasses and run activities
  • Monday 12 June – evening: Dinner and rest
  • Tuesday 13 June – daytime: Visit schools to deliver glasses and run activities
  • Tuesday 13 June – late afternoon - evening: Return to Shanghai

We would love all volunteers to join us on the whole trip, but are aware that everyone has busy work schedules, therefore if you are only able to join us for part of the trip, then that is also fine! Please just let us know your schedule and we can arrange transportation for you.

The approximate costs for the trip are as follows:

Transportation

  1. RMB 450 approx - Return train tickets, second class
  2. RMB 250/person - Transportation (car/bus) around Lixin

*please note that if you travel as part of the whole group, then the transporation costs (car/bus) will be lower.

Accommodation

RMB 168 per night for a double room (breakfast included)

F&B 

RMB 50 approx per person per meal 

The Chamber will help to arrange hotels and transportation for those who wish to come with us.

If you are interested in joining this trip, and would like further information, then please contact Barry Kirkwood.