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Malawi High School visit to PJC



Source: Zaobao Now

Date: 11 September 2013



Translations for ZaoBao Now article

African Orphans from Malawi Share their Dreams and Struggles 

Chong Jin Huang and Javier Ang Zetian (13S19) 
(From zbNOW 11/09/2013, Page 6) 


What does a different life mean to us?

On 24th July, four African orphans from Malawi Yuan Tong School, led by Ms Amy Yang from Singapore Amitofo Care Centre, visited Pioneer Junior College and shared their success stories on attaining life goals despite living in poverty.

We welcomed them early in the morning, got acquainted with each other quickly and became friends even before the scheduled activities started.

During the sharing, all students were deeply moved by their determination and perseverance.

Malawi students speak fluent Chinese

When it was time for their performance, the students from the Chinese Language classes were privileged to be given the opportunity to listen to their stories and watch their performances. It was indeed an eye opener.

The audience was in awe of their fluent Chinese, precisely spoken tongue twister and song “The Voice of An Ordinary People”. They must have put in a lot of work!

During the dialogue session, we got to know of their living environment and their dreams. At the end of the visit, our Vice-Principal, on behalf of Pioneer Junior College, extended our thanks to them. Our Vice-Principal impressed us so much by speaking fluent Mandarin which made us realise the power of perseverance. He made us believe that with hard work, nothing is impossible. There is no excuse that we cannot learn our mother tongue well.