Archive for August 2016

24 August 2016 – Visit to Zhuhai Autism Society Swimming Class

Come Together
2016年8月24日

On Friday 19th of August, Sanny from the Come Together Community met with the children from the Zhuhai Autism Society (ZAS) at the Da Jing Shan swimming pool. Swimming has proven to be a key activity for children with autism, as it enhances every muscle, sensory integration, body coordination, while also boosting IQ levels.

8月19日星期五,CTC的Sanny在大镜山游泳馆和珠海自闭症协会的孩子们见面了。游泳是一项可以强化肌肉、感觉统合及身体协调性的运动,由此能提高IQ水平,是治疗自闭症儿童的关键方法。

ZAS has been providing 43 children aged from 6 to 20 with swimming training, running hourly morning lessons five times a week since November. This was made possible thanks to the funds raised by Come Together, which has donated RMB 100,000 so far this year to support ZAS, and particularly swimming classes.

珠海自闭症协会为6岁-20岁之间的43名孩子提供游泳训练。从2015年11月起,借助“一起来慈善音乐节”的捐赠帮助,珠海自闭症协会开设了每周5次、以小时为单位的晨间游泳课。在2015年一起来慈善音乐节共捐赠100,000 RMB给珠海自闭症儿童及其家人提供帮助。8月19日星期五,CTC的Sanny在大镜山游泳馆和珠海自闭症协会的孩子们见面了。游泳班是CTC支助自闭症儿童的主要项目之一。

Come Together has been sponsoring children with autism in Zhuhai for the past three years, aiming to raise awareness around Autism in China as well as helping the children to  fully develop their abilities through a variety of classes like swimming, skating, and games therapy. In the past decade, the rise of autism organisations has been increasing awareness around it in China, leading to it being recognised as a condition in need of treatment. However, there is still a long way to go, and CTC is proud to be part of the process, not only by raising awareness of the condition, but also by providing support to the children’s families, bound to be affected by anxieties and frustrations.

在过去三年类,“一起来慈善音乐节”一直都通过ZAS支助这些孩子们。最近几年,由于患者家长及自闭症组织的工作,中国社会对自闭症的重视日渐提高。CTC很荣幸能帮助珠海这些患有自闭症的孩子。在过去的十年中,人们意识到自闭症需要给予及时治疗,CTC同时也发现其实自闭症患者家庭成员也受到影响。由此成立了“母亲合唱团”,以缓解患者家属的挫败感、紧张感、并拉近家庭成员之间的关系。“一起来音乐节”希望提高公众对于自闭症的关注,并通过资助游戏疗法、游泳课、滑冰课等帮助自闭症儿童开发其潜能。

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Wechat accounts to learn more about Come Together 2016 coming soon!

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22 August 2016-Visit to Pingsha with CPAZ

Come Together 2016年8月22日

On 8th August, Sanny from CTC joined with representatives of CPAZ and Internchina on a trip to meet some of the students from Pingsha elementary school in Doumen district, one of the recipients of the funds raised through the Come Together Charity Music Festival 2015.

8月8号早上来自CTC的Sanny、爱心会和InternChina的代表一起去拜访了斗门平沙实验小学在2015年“一起来”捐赠过的一些学生。

At the first family we visited, the Wus, we were able to meet the second grader Wu; when he was just two years old his father passed away, and he is now living with his grandparents. However, his grandfather experiences severe rheumatoid arthritis, and as a family of three, they are forced to survive on a single pension.

第一个拜访的家庭是吴家。吴同学是小学二年级学生,他父亲在他只有两岁时便去世了,现在他由爷爷奶奶抚养。但是爷爷有眼罩的风湿性关节炎,一家三口现在只靠一个人的养老金生活。

Next, we visited the Li family. The Li sisters, an 11-year-old sixth grader and her 13-year-old sister, live with their mother who earns an unstable and lowly income of 1000 RMB per month, working in a factory.

第二个拜访的是李家。李家两姐妹,姐姐13岁、妹妹11岁读小学6年级。全家人靠母亲在工厂打工所得生活,母亲收入并不稳定且仅1000元/月。

The Deng family was the third family we visited. This 10-year-old girl’s parents separated when she was very young, and her father can only take on casual part-time work due to chronic health problems.

第三个拜访的是邓家。邓同学是10岁大的小姑娘,在她很小的时候父母就离婚了。父亲由于长期身体不好,只能靠打零工生活。

Although during Deng’s earliest years her grandfather worked to support them, following his unfortunate death, Deng and her father must now rely on Deng’s elderly grandmother’s labours, who casually fishes the local ponds, to survive.

 之前邓家都是靠爷爷工作养家。但是很不幸的是,爷爷不久前去世了。爷爷去世后,一家人的生活全靠年迈的奶奶偶尔到当地鱼塘打鱼支撑。

Come Together has been sponsoring underprivileged children around Zhuhai through CPAZ for four years, and the 2015 donations to underprivileged students and orphans in Pingsha reached an incredible RMB 90,750. China has one of the largest gaps of inequality in education between urban and rural areas, and for this reason Come Together is committed to narrowing this gap by supporting low income families and disadvantaged children. We have in fact funded 138 students – with their school travel, bus to and from home and lunch fees at RMB 550 each, accumulating to RMB 75,900!

2015年给珠海斗门平沙的贫困学生和孤儿捐赠的善款一共为RMB 90,750。一起来慈善音乐会一直都有通过爱心会资助珠海贫困儿童。由于中国城乡教育质量差异巨大,我们希望通过资助低收入家庭和贫困儿童,让其充分发挥自身潜能,缩小这一差距。我们共资助了138名学生,为每位学生提供550元的交通和午餐补助,共计RMB 75,900。

Come Together has also sponsored 99 students with love packs, consisting of a backpack, globe, notepads, stationary, and more to take home and use at school. Each students love pack was RMB 150, accumulating to RMB 14,850! Finally, the Come Together Festival was able to place a third of its hard earned funds to disadvantaged children through CPAZ, in total a staggering RMB 90,760, making us the second largest donor to the charity in 2015.  

“一起来”同时也捐赠了99个爱心书包(包含:书包、地球仪、笔记本、文具等),每个爱心书包价格RMB 150,共计RMB 14,850。2015年,“一起来慈善音乐节”给贫困儿童捐赠的RMB 90,760约占总善款三分之一,在爱心会2015年的捐赠者中排第二位。

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Wechat accounts to learn more about Come Together 2016 coming soon!

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22 August 2016 – Visit to Pingsha with CPAZ

Come Together
2016年8月22日

On 8th August, Sanny from CTC joined with representatives of CPAZ and Internchina on a trip to meet some of the students from Pingsha elementary school in Doumen district, one of the recipients of the funds raised through the Come Together Charity Music Festival 2015.

8月8号早上来自CTC的Sanny、爱心会和InternChina的代表一起去拜访了斗门平沙实验小学在2015年“一起来”捐赠过的一些学生。

At the first family we visited, the Wus, we were able to meet the second grader Wu; when he was just two years old his father passed away, and he is now living with his grandparents. However, his grandfather experiences severe rheumatoid arthritis, and as a family of three, they are forced to survive on a single pension.

第一个拜访的家庭是吴家。吴同学是小学二年级学生,他父亲在他只有两岁时便去世了,现在他由爷爷奶奶抚养。但是爷爷有眼罩的风湿性关节炎,一家三口现在只靠一个人的养老金生活。

Next, we visited the Li family. The Li sisters, an 11-year-old sixth grader and her 13-year-old sister, live with their mother who earns an unstable and lowly income of 1000 RMB per month, working in a factory.

第二个拜访的是李家。李家两姐妹,姐姐13岁、妹妹11岁读小学6年级。全家人靠母亲在工厂打工所得生活,母亲收入并不稳定且仅1000元/月。

The Deng family was the third family we visited. This 10-year-old girl’s parents separated when she was very young, and her father can only take on casual part-time work due to chronic health problems.

第三个拜访的是邓家。邓同学是10岁大的小姑娘,在她很小的时候父母就离婚了。父亲由于长期身体不好,只能靠打零工生活。

Although during Deng’s earliest years her grandfather worked to support them, following his unfortunate death, Deng and her father must now rely on Deng’s elderly grandmother’s labours, who casually fishes the local ponds, to survive.

 之前邓家都是靠爷爷工作养家。但是很不幸的是,爷爷不久前去世了。爷爷去世后,一家人的生活全靠年迈的奶奶偶尔到当地鱼塘打鱼支撑。

Come Together has been sponsoring underprivileged children around Zhuhai through CPAZ for four years, and the 2015 donations to underprivileged students and orphans in Pingsha reached an incredible RMB 90,750. China has one of the largest gaps of inequality in education between urban and rural areas, and for this reason Come Together is committed to narrowing this gap by supporting low income families and disadvantaged children. We have in fact funded 138 students – with their school travel, bus to and from home and lunch fees at RMB 550 each, accumulating to RMB 75,900!

2015年给珠海斗门平沙的贫困学生和孤儿捐赠的善款一共为RMB 90,750。一起来慈善音乐会一直都有通过爱心会资助珠海贫困儿童。由于中国城乡教育质量差异巨大,我们希望通过资助低收入家庭和贫困儿童,让其充分发挥自身潜能,缩小这一差距。我们共资助了138名学生,为每位学生提供550元的交通和午餐补助,共计RMB 75,900。

Come Together has also sponsored 99 students with love packs, consisting of a backpack, globe, notepads, stationary, and more to take home and use at school. Each students love pack was RMB 150, accumulating to RMB 14,850! Finally, the Come Together Festival was able to place a third of its hard earned funds to disadvantaged children through CPAZ, in total a staggering RMB 90,760, making us the second largest donor to the charity in 2015.  

“一起来”同时也捐赠了99个爱心书包(包含:书包、地球仪、笔记本、文具等),每个爱心书包价格RMB 150,共计RMB 14,850。2015年,“一起来慈善音乐节”给贫困儿童捐赠的RMB 90,760约占总善款三分之一,在爱心会2015年的捐赠者中排第二位。

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Wechat accounts to learn more about Come Together 2016 coming soon!

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18 August 2016 – Come Together 2015 recap & where the money went in 2015

Come Together
2016年8月18日

The first half of 2016 has flown by so fast, and as we start to build up to Come Together 2016 we thought we would give you all a quick recap of the 2015 Come Together event. Thank you again to everyone who helped out in any way, donated their time or hard earned money, and finally to our incredible sponsors.

时光匆匆,2016年已过去大半年,现在我们开始筹备Come Together 2016的活动。在此,我们简要回顾一下2015年的活动。首先,感谢每一位在去年的活动中贡献过自己力量的人,感谢大家投入的宝贵时间和金钱,同时也由衷的感谢我们的供应商们。

The 2015 Come Together Charity Music Festival helped us raise the astonishing amount of RMB 300, 002.98 (USD 47,170/GBP 31,000), exceeding all our targets, and greatly benefiting our chosen charities, CPAZ (Charity Promotion Association Zhuhai) supporting underprivileged children, and ZAS (Zhuhai Autism Society).

2015年“大家一起来慈善音乐节”活动,主要是为珠海爱心会、及珠海自闭症协会筹款,用以帮助贫困儿童和自闭症儿童。此次活动,我们共筹集善款RMB 300,002.98 (USD47,170 | GBP 31,000),这大大的超出了我们预期。

The Come Together Festival has been an annual event in Zhuhai since 2011, promoting music from East Asia as well as the West, in the hope of bringing people together from different cultures and walks of life, and at the same time raise money for the above-mentioned charities. The 4th edition of Come Together Music Festival held on the 12th September 2015 in Beishan, raised a staggering amount of RMB 300,002.98 to help students experiencing financial struggles and children of ZAS.

从2011年起,该活动已成为珠海年度音乐节。在每一年的活动中,有东亚乐队表演、也有西方乐队参加,不同国家、不同行业的人聚集在一起分享音乐的同时也为CPAZ&ZAS(珠海爱心会和自闭症儿童协会)筹集善款。第四届“一起来慈善音乐会”于2015年9月12日在北山举行。

Through ZAS, CTC mainly sponsors Mother’s Chorus, swimming classes, games therapy and skating classes.

善款的一部分通过ZAS资助:“母亲合唱团”、游泳、游戏疗法、及滑冰。

Thanks to the success of Come Together 2015, we have donated RMB 20,000 to mother’s chorus classes, RMB 30,000 to swimming lessons, RMB 30,000 to games therapy classes , and finally RMB 20,000 to skating lessons and shoes, reaching a total of RMB 100,000 donated to ZAS to support children with autism and their families.

其中母亲合唱团及其服装RMB 20,000,游泳课RMB 30,000,游戏疗法RMB 30,000,滑冰课及滑冰鞋RMB 20,000。2015年全年共捐赠珠海自闭症协会RMB 100,000用以资助自闭症儿童及其家庭。

CTC has also been sponsoring underprivileged children around Zhuhai, in collaboration with the charity CPAZ, for the past four years. China has one of the largest gaps of inequality in education between urban and rural areas, and for this reason Come Together is committed to narrowing this gap by supporting low income families and disadvantaged children. We have in fact funded 138 students – with their school travel, bus to and from home and lunch fees at RMB 550 each, accumulating to RMB 75,900! In this past year, the Come Together Festival has enabled us to donate an incredible amount of RMB 90,750 to underprivileged students and orphans in Pingsha, Doumen District.

一起来慈善音乐会一直都有通过CPAZ资助珠海贫困儿童。由于中国城乡教育质量差异巨大,我们希望通过资助低收入家庭和贫困儿童,让其充分发挥自身潜能,缩小这一差距。我们共资助了138名学生,为每位学生提供550元的交通和午餐补助,共计RMB 75,900。2015年给珠海斗门平沙的贫困学生和孤儿捐赠的善款一共为RMB 90,750。

CTC has also sponsored 99 students with love packs consisting of a backpack, globe, notepads, stationary, and more to take home and use at school. Each student’s love pack was RMB 150, accumulating to RMB 14,850! The 2015 Come Together Festival was able to place a third of its hard earned funds to disadvantaged children through CPAZ, in total a staggering RMB 90,760, making us the second largest donor to the charity in 2015.

“一起来”同时也捐赠了99个爱心书包(包含:书包、地球仪、笔记本、文具等),每个爱心书包价格RMB 150,共计RMB 14,850。2015年,“一起来慈善音乐节”给贫困儿童捐赠的RMB 90,760约占总善款三分之一,在CPAZ 2015年的捐赠者中排第二位。

The aim of the festival is to bring people from very different backgrounds together, to unite them through culture, music, and food, and raise money for the next generation of people living in Zhuhai so that they can fully exploit their potential. The founders of CTC have lived and worked in Zhuhai for many years, and decided to found the Come Together Charity precisely for this reason: making a difference in Zhuhai and give back to the community, and the success of the 2015 Come Together Festival allowed them to do this exactly!

“一起来慈善音乐会”由生活和工作在珠海的外国人组织,他们希望给珠海带来些许的不同。音乐会的目的是将世界各地的文化、音乐、美食带到珠海;是为CPAZ和ZAS筹集善款,并将这些善款用在下一代的教育上,助其开发各项潜能;是通过音乐会所得善款,让每一个珠海人拥有积极向上的人生,不论其是何背景或出生。

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Wechat accounts to hear first about Come Together 2016 soon!

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