BCIS Students Raise Money for Hubei

BCIS Students Raise Money for Hubei
BCIS Students Raise Money for Hubei

The BCIS mission is to challenge and empower students to be compassionate and inspired people, who act for the good of all and for the sustainable development of the world. Our holistic learning approach and our community's #BCISpirit fosters a sense of care that extends to the local, national and international community. Following the coronavirus outbreak, some of our Grade 7 students were so concerned about those in Hubei province severely impacted by the outbreak, that they independently organized a donation drive to raise money to purchase medical goods to support those on the frontlines. The student-led initiative saw over 100 BCIS students, parents, teachers and community members donate a total of RMB17,390 which purchased 2,400 medical masks that were donated to the First People's Hospital of Tianmen City, Hubei Province.

Students Lily, April, Eva and Cecilia, who began this initiative, were closely following the developments in Hubei province and decided to take action after researching the different ways they could help. Flora, a student who donated to this project, commented that as BCIS students they were familiar with participating in volunteering and fundraising projects and were moved by the passion of their classmates. Many of those who donated, having seen the need for supplies in seriously impacted areas, were happy to contribute and hoped that their donations would be able to support those in need.

From the Terry Fox Run, the Christmas Bazaar, Spring in the City fundraising for "Help a Child Smile", fundraising for the Australian bush fires, to this donation drive, BCIS students have shown that they are socially responsible individuals who take action to help others. This generous and inspiring initiative by BCIS students is one of thousands of heartwarming acts of kindness done for those fighting the outbreak, we are immensely proud of our students for organizing this drive and our community for making a meaningful contribution. A huge thank you to the student organizers and all the community members who supported this initiative.

For our Chinese readers, take a look below for a letter written by the student organizers as well as the confirmation of donation letter from the First People's Hospital of Tianmen City, Hubei Province.

大家都知道,春节假期的这几个星期内,中国遭受了⾮常严重的突发卫生事件——新型冠状病毒肺炎疫情。从一开始病毒爆发的时候,看到各种新闻里严重的病情报道,我们也感到⼈心惶惶。在微博上,我们发现原来医院的物资极其匮乏,口罩、防护服供不应求,每个医院都人满为患、床位根本不够。这份担忧驱使着我们去做些力所能及的事情,BCIS一直教导我们的——同情心(Compassion)发挥了作⽤,我们明白作为有能力的⼈,我们有责任去帮助武汉人民,有责任向在危难之中的人伸出援手。

于是Lily, April, Eva, Cecilia我们四个作为发起⼈自发地组织了这次募捐活动。通过微博、微信这样的社交平台进行宣传,提高人们对这次新型冠状病毒的防护意识,并且发动周围的人参与到这次募捐行动中,为湖北地区需要帮助的人们做出一份贡献。一从开始只有我们四个人,但很快影响力开始传播,越来越多的人参加到这个活动⾥来。我们周围的同学、老师、亲⼈、朋友,都渐渐开始关注这个话题,并奉献出了他们的一臂之力。参与的⼈数陆续增加到了近百人。而我们筹集到的善款数⽬也越滚越⼤,从开始的两千元,到五千,到一万,一直滚到最后的一万七千三百九十元。我们的贡献并不大,四个人能做的也微乎其微,最终帮助这件事情顺利完成的是团结坚定的意念和捐款组⼼存善良的人们。参与捐款的同学不仅是我们7年级的,还有中学部其他年级的同学,甚至还有很多小学学生。

我们的发起人之⼀——Cecilia已经远在美国学习,但是作为BCIS的校友,她也在第一时间加入我们,为这次募捐做出了非常多的努力。很多同学都慷慨地掏出⾃己的压岁钱,拉上亲戚朋友,⽗母家人一起筹款。有才艺的同学在自己的朋友圈义卖画画,挣到的收⼊一分不剩都汇入了我们的筹款里。

在BCIS,有这么一群同学,年龄不一,性格各异,他们甚⾄至身在世界不同的角落,但每个⼈⼜都有着闪着光芒的、善良的灵魂,年龄虽不大,却能把"悲天悯人"这四个字体现在⾔行中。他们就在我们的武汉疫情筹款群里。

BCIS的学⽣及亲友针对湖北的医疗物资捐款小组,在1月25号发起募捐,1月28⽇正式结束收款。仅仅几天的时间内,我们成功筹集到了近两万元善款。但是后续联系医院、购买物资的过程也十分坎坷。我们在微博上尽力寻找接受捐助的医院,并且尝试通过电话的⽅式联系他们。每个人⼿机里都有几⼗个播去湖北各医院的通话,直到我们联系到了天⻔市第一⼈人⺠医院。天⻔市医院物资比较匮乏,就诊的⼈数⼜多,于是我们最终选定了这家作为捐赠⽬标。

为了了找到合格的物资,7年级同学把各大购物平台都搜了个遍,排除各种不符合医⽤标准或物流不够快的物资。最终通过家⼈的联系,选择了从外国进⼝一批N99口罩。于是2400个医用口罩,在辗转周折下,于2⽉5日抵达了天⻔市第一人民医院。当地的医⽣⾮常热情并且诚挚的感谢我们的付出。他们表示感动于我们的贡献,帮助他们解决了缺乏物资的燃眉之急。

我们从没有想象到最后的影响力之⼤,也没有想到BCIS有这么多善良的同学。感谢每一个大爱无疆的人们,少了哪⼀份付出,结果都不会像现在这般完美。