Volunteer Spotlight: Mohan Sun
January 1, 2017
Two years ago, Mohan Sun was a 15 year–old high school student in Beijing. She first heard about Project Sunshine from a family friend, who is a Project Sunshine volunteer. She immediately knew that she wanted to get involved, and soon founded a Project Sunshine Kids for Kids chapter at her high school, Beijing 101 Middle School.
Today, Mohan's Project Sunshine chapter has over 50 active members and has provided Sending Sunshine care packages to more than 250 children and families with medical challenges in partner hospitals in Beijing. The members have designed Creative Arts and Craft Kits, such as origami clothing paper dolls, for the pediatric patients and their parents to enjoy during the hospital stay, hoping to alleviate their anxiety and stress.
In January 2016, the Project Sunshine chapter at Beijing 101 Middle School held a talent show fundraiser for Project Sunshine that attracted more than 300 audience members from their school as well as other nearby schools. The event raised awareness of Project Sunshine China among children, teens and their families in Beijing. When asked about her experience with Project Sunshine, Mohan says, "As Chinese students, we have limited opportunities to engage in volunteering and service. We have great passion to explore new ways of give back to our community and Project Sunshine gave us this great opportunity to embrace our passions and try new things. We meet new friends from different classes; we explore different events that we've never experienced before; we challenge ourselves to reach out to different people. All these things challenge us to step out of our comfort zone. We love Project Sunshine for the wonderful experiences and memories."
Project Sunshine is fortunate to have Mohan Sun and the students at Beijing 101 Middle School spreading sunshine in Beijing!
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