MBL East-West Children’s Art Trip 2015

MBL East-West Children’s Art Trip 2015

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7月26日伦敦时间11:30-16:30,母爱桥参与组织V&A Museum of Childhood 夏日派对,为伦敦和世界的小朋友们提供了丰富的中国文化体验。母爱桥的志愿者们用中国传统民俗工艺品进行义卖,为母爱桥的“Book for kids”项目募集善款。特别的中国少数民族服装试穿活动也吸引了世界各地小朋友们的注意,他们争相试穿服装,表达了对中国文化的好奇与尊敬。来自深圳杨梅红艺术团的18位小朋友在母爱桥志愿者的带领下,参观了博物馆。小朋友们先欣赏了博物馆的世界舞蹈表演。之后,志愿者对博物馆中的中国展品向小朋友们进行了详细的讲解,也对有代表性的英国展品做了详细介绍。孩子们表示这种边玩边学,寓教于乐的活动使他们更加好奇不同的民族文化,也希望以后长大自己能够成为中国文化的使者;像母爱桥一样搭建中西方文化交流之桥。

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The Mother’s Bridge of Love and V&A Museum of Childhood Cooperative Children’s Summer Party

July 26, MBL made an appearance at the V&A Museum of Childhood for the Summer Festival in Bethnal Green. MBL set a stall with many other children’s’ NGO’s and Charities. MBL was able to provide a rich cultural experience for children by showcasing its fundraising products, alongside traditional Chinese folk arts and crafts. The unique clothing of ethnic minorities in particular was a great hit! Children of different backgrounds were eager to try the clothes, expressing curiosity and respect towards Chinese culture. The visitors to the event were able to meet MBL volunteer’s close-hand and find out about MBL’s work. It was a great opportunity for everyone!

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A group of little Chinese Art students all the way from China also participated at Summer Festival together with the help an support from MBL volunteers, as part of MBL Culture & Education Exchange Program.

The event occurred in tandem with MBL’s ‘Books for Kids’ project. The project is MBL’s worldwide plea for maternal love, created to raise money for building libraries in China. For this project 18 children from Shenzhen Yangmei Hong Troupe were able to visit the museum! The children were able to learn about the museum as MBL volunteers carefully explained to them and showed them around. They were able to witness the spectacular music and dance performances played by the Museum’s volunteers.

MBL wanted the children to have fun through learning, entertaining and educational activities. This way they could also become more curious about the different cultures of the world and understand who they are. Through learning it is hoped that as they grow older they could become ambassadors of Chinese culture. One day they will be able to build their own bridges of love from East to West!

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MBLers at London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2015

MBLers at London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2015

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28th June 2015 – MBL joined in again for this year’s London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. The event was busier than ever, held at the London Regatta Center at the newly regenerated Royal Albert Docks. This time round for MBL there were 23 enthusiastic paddlers taking part in what became a fiercely competitive day.

MBL’s participation at London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival 2015, on the one hand, MBL wants to show the support to the sharing of traditional Hong Kong/Chinese culture in the UK, and on the other hand MBL aims to raise funds for MBL “Books For Kids”project to build up children libraries at poor countryside schools and orphanages in China. All the funds MBL raised from Dragon Boat Racing will be for “Book For Kids” project and also for MBL’s operations.

It started off as a hectic morning. There were numerous different teams ranging from the professional dragon boat teams, charities like MBL to delegates from corporations like PwC and even the Chinese Embassy. Though this was a charity race, the MBL team knew it was going to be an exciting day.

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The MBLers set up in the tents next to East-West Festival. It was a great position as the music played whilst the teams slowly built up. Eventually by half past nine, everyone had arrived and they were ready to paddle.

 

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When everyone was arriving, MBL Dragon Boat team captain Xiaoli gave welcoming words and briefed the team for the upcoming exciting races.

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Then the Chinese Consular from the Chinese Embassy, Mr JIN Xu came to visit MBL Dragon Boat team and gave a motivational speech, and everyone had listened in intently and was energised by Mr JIN Xu’s words. 

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From hearing Mr Jin Xu’s words, the MBL Team were ready to get started with training & safety briefing session.

 

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After the training & safety briefing session, MBL team moved to the fields near the team tents, and organised themselves and practiced the paddling manoeuvres. Everyone paddled in rhythm and seemed highly confident. One keen volunteer said, “The team are nicely synchronised, we can do well if we stay focused.”

The MBL team know that because the race would be so competitive, it would be challenging to win the charity league. A calm volunteer said, “Winning isn’t important. We’re here to have fun and do our part to show the great work that MBL does. That’s all that matters!”

Soon, the team were ready to move to the Dragon Boats. Before they did a trained expert showed them on the best way to paddle as a team. The support given by Festival organisers was fantastic. They gave helpful advice and ensured the team’s safety.

 

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The first race started in a blitz! Whilst the MBL team did fantastically, the other teams were even better. It was a fiercely competitive race. Right after paddling one MBLer commented, “It’s fun, everyone is excited but it’s also tough. We have to work really hard if we want to improve our time. We have the right attitude, we just need to make sure we work together!”.

For the second race the weather had decided to change. The calm and cloudy morning had evolved into a sudden rain. The MBL team were soaked but they showed their resolve by paddling against all opposition. A determined MBLer puffed, “We have to keep practicing and get better before the last race. We know we can do it!”.

 

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By the time the second race had finished, the MBL team were able to relax for a little while whilst the rain subsided. The East-West Festival next to the team’s tent had an eclectic mix of entertainment for the many visitors that had come to see the races. The MBLers took the opportunity to enjoy themselves as well!

 

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After their momentary respite, the team knew what they had to do. It was time for the final race and they were ready to for the last paddle. The race had begun and finished with a flourish. Though the other teams paddled hard and kept the MBL team at the back, the MBLers never gave up!

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As a result of their hard work the MBL team had achieved a fantastic time. This was a massive 15-second improvement over last year. Thanks to their efforts the MBL team went to 8th place and beat two other teams from Charity Teams and one team from the Open Teams. One proud volunteer said, “It was great to take part in the team for MBL, we did really well to beat our result from last year. It’s all due to our team spirit, let’s do even better next year!”

 

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The MBL team proved to everyone that they were able to rise above the challenge. It was truly a great day and a fantastic moment for MBL! Well done the MBL paddlers, volunteers and everyone who was involved! Thanks for those who supported each paddlers to raise funds for MBL “Books For Kids”project to build up children libraries at poor countryside schools and orphanages in China!

 

 

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MBL “Books For Kids” Project!

BOOKS FOR KIDS

(Chinese version can be found中文版介绍请点击这里 HERE)

For Adoptive Families, please click HERE

In the past 10 years, MBL has provided assistance, advice and educational activities to families around the world, has provided medical treatment support to disabled orphans, and has supported a number of disaster relief and educational projects in China, including setting up 14 children libraries in China, including Tibetan and Muslim minorities schools, migrant workers children schools, and some rural schools, which were suffered from 2008 and 2012 earthquake in Sichuan mountain areas (please click HERE).

MBL “Books For Kids” is a on-going project aims to build up children libraries at poor countryside schools and orphanages in China. From 2015, MBL plans to build more children libraries in villages in Jiangsu, Yunnan, Gansu, Sichuan, and other provinces in China. The financial support for every 2 libraries (reading rooms) will be around £7k-£8k (depends on the local condition and transportation), which will also cover some administration costs.

We welcome people to raise funds for MBL “Books For Kids” project, and participate at some Key activities of “Books For Kids” including:
— 3-5 days with a local Chinese family; visiting local schools and MBL Children Culture Centre and taking part in classroom activities and other events
— 1-2 days with MBL volunteers; joining culture workshops at Special Needs Schools & Orphanages
— 3-5 days travel with MBL volunteers; travelling by train or local bus to impoverished villages/orphanages and joining Pre-Donation Assessment, Attending Donation Day, or participating Post-Donation Visits at MBL Children’s Libraries.

NB: We encourage you to bring books you are willing to donate.

 

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“School” like this still exits in poor villages in nowadays China…school in poor village

 

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Activities’ timings and approximate dates:

Easter (code B4KE2016) and X’mas (code B4KX2015/16)
(2 trips per year, each trip lasts approximately 10-14 days):
Location: In 2015/2016, projects will take place in Jiangsu, Yunnan, Gansu and Sichuan

Deadline for Registration: th
-Code B4KX2015 close time 15th Oct 2015

-Code B4KE2016 close time 15th Jan 2016

-Code B4KX2016 close time 15 Oct 2016

 

MBL Team Leader “Books For Kids” MBL Volunteer Home
Room 201, 2nd Floor, Building 8
No1 Guanghua East Street

Qinhuai District
Nanjing City
P.R. China
Post Code: 210007
Ms ZHU Li: juliezhu34@hotmail.com

Mobile:+86 13905150047

 

NB: If you would like to invite Chinese families and schools to visit your country, please contact MBL London Head Office! headoffice@mothersbridge.org.
Head Office: 9 Orme Court, London W2 4RL, UK

MBL Charity Film Screenings with China International Film Festival London (CIFFL) 2015 on Wednesday 13th May & Sunday 17th May

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MBL Charity Film Screenings with China International Film Festival London (CIFFL) 2015
Wednesday 13th May & Sunday 17th May
Here, MBL would love to invite you, your family, or friends for this upcoming China International Film Festival London (CIFFL) 2015! There will be two MBL Charity Film Screenings (Wednesday 13th May & Sunday 17th May), and we aim to raise funds for MBL “Books For Kids” project to build up children libraries in impoverished villages/orphanages in China. 
For helping MBL to estimate the numbers of people will come, do please click or ask people whom you’re inviting to click “Going” at MBL Charity Film Screening Event Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/846581648759129/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/1604221243195213/
Of course, we would be much appreciated if you or people you’re inviting would like to make ANY amount of DONATION to MBL, and please visit: https://charities.everyclick.com/purchase?d=D&cn=The%20Mothers%20Bridge%20of%20Love&cid=22070&ctId=CT12002&cy=GBP&partner=1and leave name, email address, and also leave Kung Fu Jungle” or “The Taking of Tiger Mountain” in the “Donation comment” box.
Or you are welcome to make donation at MBL Donation Box on MBL Information Desk inside of the Cineworld Haymarket on the day.
Details of “The Taking of Tiger Mountain”:
Time: 18:00 – 20:00 (Screening), Wednesday 13th May, 
Venue: Cineworld Cinema London, Haymarket
Address: 63-65Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL
The Taking of Tiger Mountain 智取威虎山 (Mandarin: zhì qǔ wēihǔ shān) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Taking_of_Tiger_Mountain)
Trailer (Mandarin): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ9wJsqWKrw
Trailer (with English Subtitle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ix2hbUHigE
Director:Hark Tsui (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsui_Hark)
Writers: Huang Jianxin, Li Yang, Hark Tsui, Wu Bing, Dong Zhe, Lin Qi-an
Stars: Zhang Hanyu, Yony Lueng Ka Fai (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Leung_Ka-fai), Lin Gengxin, Yu Nan, Tong Liya
Genres: War/Action/History/Adventure/3D
Language: Mandarin Chinese (with Chinese and English subtitles)
Runtime: 143 min
UK Certification: 15 years and over
Storyline: Adapted from Qu Bo’s book Tracks in the Snowy Forests, the film Taking of Tiger Mountain tells a story about a battle of wits and courage between a People’s Liberation Army squad and a bandit gang in the forests of northeast China.
 
Details of “Kung Fu Jungle”

Time: 18:00 – 20:00 (Screening+Meeting the Director), Sunday 17th May, 

Venue: Cineworld Cinema London, Haymarket

Address: 63-65Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL

Kung Fu Jungle 一个人的武林 (Mandarin: Yī Gè Rén De Wǔ Lín; Cantonese: Yat1 Gor3 Yan4 Dik1 Mou5 Lam4(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_Fu_Jungle)

Trailer (Mandarin)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5tosn9rMa0

Trailer (Cantonese with English Subtitle)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0HP6S9vHr8

Director: Teddy Chan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_Chan)

Writers: Teddy Chan, Ho Leung Lau, Tin Shu Mak

Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Charlie Yeung, Bai Bing, Zhang Lanxin, David Chiang, Won Bin , Alex Fong

Genres: Action/ Crime

Language: Mandarin, Cantonese (with Chinese and English subtitles)

Runtime: 96 min

BBFC Insight: strong violence

Genre(S): Action, Crime, Martial Arts

UK Certification: 15 years and over (http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/kung-fu-killer-video)

Storyline: The film tells a story about Kung Fu tutor Xia Wuhou was challenged by Kung Fu master Feng Yuxiu while both of them are on the run. Be Friends or foes, two Kung Fu masters’ encounter leads to an unavoidable battle between them and also a bloody war in Wulin circle of Hong Kong.

 

***MBL与第三届伦敦国际华语电影节 (CIFFL) 2015携手共创公益慈善梦想***

诚挚邀请母爱桥MBL的朋友们和支持者们欣赏由第三届伦敦国际华语电影节 (CIFFL) 2015带来的华语电影盛宴!为MBL“Books For Kids”项目筹集善款,为中国贫困、偏远地区的孩子们建立更多的儿童图书馆!
两场公益慈善放映,免费的MBL爱心票数量有限哦!!!
展映院线: Cineworld Cinema London, 63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL
5月13日(周三) 
18:00 – 20:00 “智取威虎山”(The Taking of Tiger Mountain):
MBL爱心票: https://www.facebook.com/events/1604221243195213/
预告片:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ix2hbUHigE
导演: 徐克
编剧: 黄欣、李杨、徐克、吴兵、董哲、林启安
主演: 张涵予、梁家辉、林更新、余男、佟丽娅
类型: 战争/动作/历史/冒险/3D/15+
语言: 普通话 (中英文字幕)
上映日期: 2014年12月23日 (中国大陆)
片长: 143 分钟
简介:《智取威虎山3D》改编自曲波小说《林海雪原》,讲述的是解放军一支骁勇善战的小分队与在东北山林盘踞多年的数 股土匪斗志斗勇的故事。
5月17日(周日) 
18:00 – 20:00  “一个人的武林(Kung Fu Jungle)”(导演见面会: 陈德森)
MBL爱心票: https://www.facebook.com/events/846581648759129/
预告片: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5tosn9rMa0
预告片: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0HP6S9vHr8
导演: 陈德森
编剧: 陈德森, 刘浩良, 麦天枢
主演: 甄子丹、王宝强、杨采妮、白冰、张蓝心、姜大卫、元彬、方中信
类型: 动作/警匪/15+
语言: 普通话/粤语 (中英字幕)
上映日期: 2014年10月31日
片长: 96分钟
简介: 该片讲述了武术教头夏侯武遭遇武痴封于修挑战, 两个武艺超凡的杀人犯 同时在逃, 他们是敌是友, 两雄相遇, 一场巅峰对决势所难免在香港武林掀起 血雨腥风的故事。
母爱桥MBL “Books For Kids”项目团队代表偏远、贫困山区的孩子们感谢您和伦敦国际华语电影节的爱心奉献与慷慨捐赠!

周三和周日的两部慈善场的电影票没有固定的票价(市场价每张£11),但是您可以根据个人喜好在:https://charities.everyclick.com/purchase?d=D&cn=The%20Mothers%20Bridge%20of%20Love&cid=22070&ctId=CT12002&cy=GBP&partner=1   进行网上捐赠,支持MBL“Books For Kids”图书馆项目。请在“Donation comment”里注明两部慈善电影放映场中您想要观看的电影名称。例如:“智取威虎山”The Taking of Tiger Mountain!或者也可以到影片放映现场,MBL的慈善募款箱前进行直接捐赠!

 
欢迎您联系MBL: headoffice@mothersbridge.org 进行两部慈善场的票务问询
MBL Head Office

MBL and London Book Fair 2015

MBL and London Book Fair 2015

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伦敦书展的第一天结束后,志愿者们对会场有了以及会场各项活动有了更加深入的了解。在第二天的活动中,中国出版集团的翟总与爱尔兰的
一家出版社见面,双方各自介绍了自己出版社所出版的图书,并且对于自己出版社所感兴趣的图书领域交换了意见。这次会面过程由母爱桥的志
愿者为双方担任翻译工作。翻译之前难免有所紧张,但是本着慈善的本意,此次翻译过程以平和、喜乐的节奏顺利结束。
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MBL Corporate Members William from China Investors Club visit MBL volunteers at LBF 2015 in fron of CPG stall

在随后的活动中,中华书局总编辑顾青参加了伦敦书展学术与研究出版论坛,此次论坛为我国出版社带来了新的学术出版方向,更加拓宽了我国出版行业的市场。
在此次活动中,我们母爱桥一名摄影志愿者有幸参与了此次论坛研讨并拍摄了大量论坛活动照片。

在第二天志愿者活动中,母爱桥志愿者们因着第一天的经验,带着喜乐的心更加熟练地帮助需要帮助的来访者,向他人传递着爱与温暖。
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(母爱桥志愿者2015年4月16日)今天是伦敦书展的第三天,也是最后一天。每个展台的爱书人士依然络绎不绝,有驻足看书的,有惬意聊天的,当然也少不了与出版社进行商务会谈的。拥挤的人群,时不时爆发出掌声的讲座,使我不得不受到些许的感染。会展的第三天,作为慈善机构的志愿者,此次的任务也要即将结束,但是今天还有最重要的一项任务,就是和各大儿童书目的出版商协商,借此机会来获得一些儿童书目的捐赠。因为母爱桥的初衷就是为中国偏远或贫困地区的孩子捐赠图书,或者为在海外生活的中国儿童提供文化上的服务,因此,这些由各出版商捐赠的图书将会被用来建立儿童图书馆,给儿童提供一个更好的学习和娱乐的环境。

经过我和小伙伴的努力,我们收货到了相当多的捐赠图书,这样的结果让我们都有点意外。

这次的志愿者活动我们收获颇多,经历了很多,见识到了很多,给我们提供了一个相当大的平台,再一次感谢母爱桥这个国际性的慈善组织!

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MBL team with PPMI at LBF 2015

MBL’s Support of CACH Reunion March 2015

Congratulations on MBL’s unique contribution towards the CACH Reunion 2015! On March 14, 2015, three volunteers from MBL joined CACH Reunion 2015 at Daventry Court Hotel near Coventry, where they put up various Chinese- culture workshops and as well as a charity stall. From 11.30 am to 4 pm on the day, groups of children participated in our paper-cutting and paper-folding workshops and enjoyed making their own Chinese lanterns, and the others were fascinated by the traditional Chinese calligraphy and eager to learn how to write their Chinese names using the brush. The workshops gave the children and their family a glimpse of the traditional Chinese culture, and also left the MBL volunteers a lasting impression. We are looking forward to meeting more children adopted from China to introduce to them their cultural roots and support them in all possible regards.

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Volunteer list: Yanan DU, Wenling YU, Ms Chen drafted by Wenling YU

 

2015 Chinese New Year Celebration in V&A Childhood Museum February

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MBL celebrated Chinese New Year festival in V&A childhood museum on 19 FEB. There were nearly 2000 children and parents participating in it. Supported by all MBLers, including enthusiastic volunteers, and members from V&A childhood museum, this activity was held successfully. The big day was immersed into a festival atmosphere—the museum was decorated with various Chinese elements, such as paper cutting and flags. Teresa, who is the curator of the museum, told us it was the first time that V&A childhood museum organized activities involved with Chinese festival, which was warmly welcomed by western families.

The amazing performance given by London Chinese Guitar club, traditional Chinese dancers and the instrument player, as well as our brilliant workshop volunteers made our BIG day. The costume corner for Chinese minority clothes attracted many children and parents, acting as Chinese traditional roles. The lion dance, one of the most favorable shows this time, enables our audience to experience Chinese cultural closely. As to other workshops, ink painting, paper cutting, calligraphy and story telling, attendees were interested in it, which met interests of a couple of families.
The Chinese New Year celebration was grand and meaningful, both for cultural integration and communication. MBL believed and believes that activities like this enable western families to get insight into Chinese culture. We are also determined to strive to broadcast Chinese culture.

 

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Volunteer List: CHEN AnDi, DENG MingMin, DU WenBin, DU YaNan, LI JiaYing
LI Lu, Lucy Edwards, MA Joanna, Ting Ting, WEN Bin, WU Wei
WU Yin, Yan ShiHan, YANG XiaoZi, You HaoZhi,
YUAN ChengQinZi, Yuan HaoTong
Draft by Lu Li

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母爱桥志愿者与于丹教授分享 Tea Time

母爱桥志愿者与于丹教授分享 Tea Time

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2月8号下午4:00-5:30pm,母爱桥志愿者与于丹教授分享’Tea Time’:
母爱桥设有志愿者年度培训,为志愿者引荐中西成功人士,分享人生智慧和情趣,以作为母爱桥对志愿者们的答谢。

 

茶话会后母爱桥志愿者们纷纷发来感谢的言语表达对于母爱桥的谢意和对于丹老师的敬意。

 

董海艺: “感谢于丹老师抽时间与我们进行发人深省的交流。席间老师对于人生不同阶段的感悟和体会对我们这些晚辈而言有着重要的启发作用。
老师关于中华文化的理解十分令人敬佩,对往事的回忆和历史的剖析令人感动又鼓励了我们。很有幸能现场倾听文化大家的风采,也希望自己能
够真正将老师说提到的知识化为自己的一笔精神财富。”

 

李嘉颖SAYU: “感谢mbl和作家于丹老师安排的家庭见面会。邀请到于丹老师和我们面对面来聊人生,那气场和谈吐,真的听君一席话,胜读十念书。
人生在世,与大学者促膝而谈的机会不多,我非常感激。于丹老师来度假依旧不忘传道受业解惑,做老师福报真大,感激。”

 

Elaine: “MBL母爱桥慈善组织与于丹老师喝下午茶的机会让我弟一次形象地面对于丹老师。她是我见过最博学最出口成章的中国女性,引经据典,
对世界的看法和解读也帮我解答了许多困惑。她的一切来源于天资,自我努力,时代历练以及在困境中磨合而不放弃对理想与真理的诉求。感谢于丹老师给我的鼓励和启发。
希望更多的人愿意静下心来观与悟。让我们这一代人共同努力,虚怀若谷地与世界融合的同时重建中华民族的信仰与继承,创造民族文化独特精髓。”

 

Theresa: “很高兴能够参与这次的于丹老师见面会活动。于丹老师侃侃而谈的功底背后是数十年的文化修养和文学底蕴。席间老师对于中华文化的理解深深的
震撼了我并且启发了我应该如何正确的以一个中国留学生的身份去看待和宣传中华文化,这同时也是母爱桥所为之奋斗的目标之一。很荣幸接受这场文化洗礼。”

 

Melody: “于丹老师平易近人,笑容可掬的大家风范一下子拉近了我们与她的距离。沟通的过程中对于我们提出来的问题她都能够一一剖析,解答并且引申到深层次的哲学问题上,
这令我十分震撼。关于老师所提到的:人能化己方能度人,令我印象深刻并对中华文化在世界范围内的传播有了新的认识和理解。”

MBL Chinese New Year Celebration at V&A Museum of Childhood, Thursday 19th Feb 2015!

Chinese New Year at V&A MOC

Great News!!! MBL is going to co-organize 2015 Spring Festival & Chinese New Year of 羊 yánɡ (Sheep, Goat,or Ram) Celebration at the V&A Museum of Childhood on Thursday 19th Feb, 10.00 – 16.00. There will be Chinese Culture workshops and performances all over the Marble Floor, Front Room Gallery, and Summerly Room! Please have a look at this stunning place: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/corporate-and-private-hire/private-hire.

MBLChinese New Year Celebration Description:
-Front Room
10.00 -16.00 Mother Bridge of Love info stall & Chinese Snacks

-Marble Floor
13.15-13.30 Lion Dance (MBL)
13.30 -14.20 Music Traditional and modern (MBL)
14.30-14.40 London Hua Hsia Chinese School Dance Performance
15.00 -16.00 Traditional Chinese dance- Myths of Moon and Stars (MBL)

-Creativity Gallery
12.45-13.15 Storytelling (MBL)

-Optical Toys
11.00-16.00 Costumes /dressing up (MBL)

-Art Smarts
10.00-12.00 and 13.30-16.00 Chinese Shadow Firecracker workshop (AA’s)
11.00- 11.45 and 13.30-14.15 Paper cutting/folding (MBL)
12.00-12.45 and 14.30-15.15 Calligraphy/Ink painting (MBL)

-Hickory Room
10.45, 12.00, 14.15, 15.30, 16.15 New Year Monster Story (Yellow Earth Theatre Company) Free – sign up at info desk

-Mulberry Room
Miniature Book Making £5 per child 5-12 yrs – info desk

-Cole Room
11.30-11.50 and 15.00-15.20 Curator’s choice –exploring collections with Chinese connections – free

MBL has provided assistance, advice and educational/culture activities and events to families and organisations around the world, and has supported a number of disaster relief and educational projects in China, including MBL Library Project for children living in rural countryside areas in China.

MBL invites people from all over the world to support our work in building Bridges through education and culture!

For On-Line Charity Donation
Please use this link http://www.everyclick.com/mothersbridge

OR
For making CHEQUE donation to MBL, please post your CHEQUE to MBL, 9 ORME COURT, LONDON, W2 4RL, UK

OR
Please WIRE the money to The Mothers’ Bridge of Love (MBL)
Sort Code: 400607
Account Number: 11453130
HSBC Bank, Russell Square Branch, 1 Woburn Place, Russell Square, London WC1H 0LQ,
SWIFT Code: MIDL GB2142E
IBAN No.: GB08MIDL40060711453130

Your support will enable MBL to organise more culture events/activities like this Chinese New Year Celebration at V&A Museum of Childhood, and meanwhile to improve the lives of Chinese children from country to country, village to village…

Thank You – XIE XIE NIN!

Special Christmas Greetings for Children with Special Needs—MBL Volunteers Home Christmas Event in Nanjing

Some MBL volunteers send their Greetings from MBL London Volunteers Video for MBL’s Christmas & New Year event for Children with Special Needs in Nanjing!

Would you like to volunteer at this event if you’re around Nanjing at that time? 
Or maybe you would like to send your warm greetings in various ways, like videos, drawings or paintings to children with special needs in China, whom MBL has been supporting?

On 20th Dec 2014, MBL Volunteer Home (Nanjing) together with some loving families and friends will celebrate the upcoming Christmas for those children with special needs at NingXin Sunshine Home. 

Engravings, lantern, micro basins and jelly wax…… Can you imagine all of them are made by children with special needs? When it comes to children with special needs, what kind of words will flash in your mind? Some people may think it can be a burden to look after them, some may think of love and caring. Today we would like everyone to think from another angle, their value as humanbeings!
If the God closes a door for you, he will definitely open you a window. What we should do, courageously look for that window, still hover in front of the closed door or bemoan the fate of injustice? More and more loving families are getting involved with us to help those children with special needs to find their own value. This is an extension of love from heart of you, me, and us.

Now let us deliver our care and love for those kids and confirm their value via their handiwork. Being courageous to change life, everyone has their potentials. Isn’t that the best present parents are able to give to their children.

Please send over your greetings and love for those kids in videos, drawings or paintings by Wednesday 17th Dec to MBL Volunteer Home Team leader ZHU Li: juliezhu34@hotmail.com

For supporting MBL with our projects of helping disabled children and building school libraries in minority and rural countryside in China, please make donation by visiting here:http://www.mothersbridge.org/donate/
Or by using this link: http://www.everyclick.com/mothersbridge.

天天TianTian is making a Jelly Wax inside of glass.

TianTian described herself as: “good memory, a little extra pounds, wearing glasses, warm hearted, well behaved”. Once she’s joining a play of 《Snow White》, and her role was the Queen. TianTian was practising the scripts and action everyday in front of the mirror…in order to play well of her role:)

欣宇 January in Nanjing, it’s quite cold and all the leaves are falling, we need some colourful things in this season.

XinYu’s teacher told MBL volunteers: “In their eyes, beauty is everywhere! Once XinYu asked me: “Hi Ms, can I have a piece of paper please?”. I gave him A4 paper, and he started drawing houses, green trees, and little mountains… Then XinYun asked for more papers, and he drew so many houses, green trees, and little mountains”

圣诞节活动主题 涵涵 HanHan is making a painting by using beans…

HanHan’s teacher told MBL volunteers that…
“Happiness for them is so simply and easy to find…Once, Hanhan pointed at a bag in my hand, and asked: “Ms, is this a lolly pop? I also like them”. Then I gave one to her, and she smiled with so much happiness. Since then, every time when HanHan saw me, she kept on telling me like she’s just eating a lolly pop: “Ms, you gave me a lolly pop before…it’s really sweet…enen…so yummy”

 

果果GuoGuo is a huge fan of bowknot, and she loves making them and wearing them. She looks so happy when she’s surrounded by those colourful bowknots.

纸浆画-中国Chinese Map made by Paper Pulp

纸浆画-爱的礼物This painting is called ‘The present of Love’ which is made from paper pulp.

 

果冻蜡—圣诞气氛 果冻蜡—缤纷世界Jelly wax

豆画-心心相印A nice Double Hearts painting made from beans.

豆画-小海豚A lovely Dolphin painting made from beans

串珠01String of beads

 

 

Some event photos on the day:

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