MBL at CACH Reunion 14th – 15th March 2014

Date: March 14-15th, 2014

Location: Daventry Court Hotel, Rugby, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 0SG, United Kingdom

On March 14th 2014, MBL Team Leader Xiao Li and a head office intern DU YaNan went to Daventry Court Hotel for preparing the upcoming CACH Reunion event on 15th March 2014t.

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MBLers started to set up MBL’s stall in the hall of the hotel after a detailed discussion about the layout.

On the day of the CACH event, it began with a wonderful lion dance performance. As the adopted family and children increasingly gathered, the atmosphere of the hall was beginning to warm up. 

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In this year’s event, the main activities MBL were running at our stall were as followed:

Firstly, Chinese culture items sales: including Xinran’s books (in many versions of different languages), MBL trustee Ching-He Huang’s books, and other China related books, Chinese calligraphy materials, paper-cutting text books, Chinese brush/ink stone, traditional Chinese music CD and so on, aiming to arise their interest in Chinese culture and giving basic knowledge of Chinese culture to those beloved families. 

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Further, the adopted family were encouraged to get involved in an activity which is called ‘Find out Where Do You Come From’. Our Chinese adoptees were asked to spot their hometown on a Chinese map, which enables them to develop a deeper impression about their hometown.

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Meanwhile, DU YaNan had a lovely chat with a couple of families, grasping this opportunity, she also introduced the concepts and aim of our organization to some new families and promoted our projects such as Pen Friends Programme, Library Project and MBL 10th Anniversary. Many families showed their interests in MBL Pen Friend Programme and

children were excited to find a pen pal same age like them in China. It is such a wonderful programme that children can be motivated to learn Chinese and learn more about China through their own way.

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At the end of the day, all the families got together and took a lovely photo. It was such an unforgettable experience and also very emotional moment to spend with those beloved children and their wonderful parents.

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Reported by MBL volunteer Du Yanan (杜亚楠)