|Featured Sponsor of the Month – SSIS Bear Sale Project|
At SSIS one of the main goals as a student is to act and be a future global leader. As a global citizen or leader, one must be engaged in global issues. Many children from China are born with congenital heart defects and born into families who cannot afford the fee to perform heart surgery. To help and participate in this global issue, several SSIS students collaborated with Heart to Heart to start a bear sale and collect money for some of the heart surgeries needed.
Starting something new is never easy, especially during a pandemic situation. However, four grade eleven students, Lucas Xie, Lim Jing Rui, Yang Dong Heng Christopher, and Heo Eunseo, persevered and worked towards their goal with perseverance and dedication. They designed a unique hoodie for the heart bear and advertised the bear sale throughout the SSIS community. With the support of teachers, these four students managed to fundraise a total of 50,190 RMB with over 200 donors participating. This significant amount of money will be used to conduct one heart surgery with almost enough money for a second one. It might just be a number on paper, but this number signifies that two children will get the gift of life.
As members of a global community, it is our responsibility to help those in need. We sincerely thank everyone who participated and donated to this project. This was an incredibly meaningful project, and we look forward to future projects with Heart to Heart.
Grade 11 Student from Shanghai Singapore International School
尝试新事物从来都不是一件容易的事，尤其是在新冠疫情大流行艰难时期。然而，四位十一年级的学生，Lucas Xie，Lim Jing Rui，Yang Dong Heng Christopher和Heo Eunseo，坚持不懈，以毅力和奉献精神朝着他们的目标努力。他们为“心连心”小熊设计了一件独一无二的SSIS连帽衫，并在整个SSIS社区宣传此次义卖，在老师的支持下，得到了200多名捐赠者参加，共募集了50，190元人民币。这笔可观的资金将被用于资助一次心脏手术，剩余的钱几乎足以资助第二次心脏手术。 这可能只是纸上的一个数字，但这个数字意味着两个孩子将获得新的生命。