These works of art are courtesy of students from Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organization that works with migrant communities in Beijing. These young artists are taught by Korean International School of Beijing (KISB) students every Saturday morning as part of the MCF Kids’ Club Program, whose goal is to connect international school students with disadvantaged students in Beijing thus giving both sets of students learning opportunities through sharing their time, skills, and interests.
“I went to Lijiang in Yunnan with my parents this summer holiday. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, the city is like a paradise on earth.”
“The three things I really want to do next year have more time for playing, more time to gaze at the stars, and more time to read books. I especially want to read more books, because books make me smarter.”
“I painted a book and a ping-pong table because reading books and playing ping pong are my favorite hobbies. I want to read more books and improve my ping-pong skills next year.”
“My favorite activities during the New Year season are watching shining stars and beautiful fireworks. I am looking forward to seeing them next year and I am so excited!”
“There are two things I really want to do next year, and they are swimming and reading books. I have wanted to learn how to swim for a long time, and I hope I can realize my dream in 2019.”
“Next year, I am going to study very hard in order to get better grades on my exams. I hope I can see the number ‘100’ on my exam paper!”
This article first appeared in the beijingkids December 2018 Charity and Goodwill issue.
Photos: Courtesy of MCF