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Care Management Plan   (published in China)

April 16, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Projects Abroad has set up a care management plan for each of our 30 plus destinations around this wonderful world of ours. This is a thorough plan that aims to improve the quality of life for the children at our care and teaching placements and the surrounding communities. There a five key areas where are team of staff and volunteers will be focusing. These are; 1-Improve English, 2- Accelerate Early Childhood Development, 3- Improve hygiene levels for the children, 4 Improve the level of stimulation to each child, 5- Improve the quality of life for those living with disabilities.

Throughout March and April the Projects Abroad China staff has been co-coordinating with the supervisors at each of our teaching and care placements in both Chengdu and Shanghai. We have implemented a system that will meet these five targets while ensuring that our teaching/care volunteers get the most out of their internship.  The plan is to work closely with the Projects Abroad staff, the placement supervisors and the volunteers through various meetings, while making reports & feedbacks that will state the children’s progress/problems and this will be passed on to new volunteers. Here are some of examples of a few issues in China and how we will implement the Care Management Plan.

Improve English- Although becoming increasingly important, the majority of Chinese people do not speak a word of English. All of our teaching and care placements in China, are situated in poverty stricken areas and the children come from seriously under-privileged backgrounds. The knowledge of English is a skill that can open a whole range of job opportunities. Our aim is to introduce English to children at the earliest stage possible and help them see the benefits of learning English. In most ...

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Care Management Plan
 

Cornelia's start to life in Shanghai at a Projects Abroad Business Placement (In Dansk)   (published in China)

April 15, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Business projekt i Shanghai

En kombination af fascination for kinesisk kultur, kærlighed for det pulsende storbyliv samt  ønsket om at få erfaring i en international organisation var de primære årsager for mit valg. Jeg gik ind til dette projekt med forventninger om en udfordrende, spændende og lærerig hverdag. Ikke mindst forventede jeg at den fysiske afstand mellem Danmark og Kina ville afspejle sig i kulturen. Derudover fandt jeg det faktisk svært at sætte ord på mine forventninger. Men efter nu 4 ud af 12 uger i Shanghai kan jeg med sikkerhed sige, at være frivillig i Shanghai, overstiger alle forventninger jeg måtte have haft.

Først og fremmest er jeg frivillig på et business projekt. Altså er jeg praktikant i en lokal organisation, som på nogle områder også opererer internationalt. GIGA, som er navnet på organisationen, driver blandt andet et online materialebibliotek  for designere, arkitekter, udviklere, investorer osv.. Udvælgelsen af de optimale materialer, altså mest miljøvenlige og lokale materialer, er en tidskrævende proces. GIGA gør det muligt at spare fantastiske 86% procent af tiden i denne proces. Teamet består af lokale såvel som internationale medarbejdere hvoraf langt størstedelen taler godt engelsk. Atmosfæren på kontoret er enestående og teamet er ungt og dynamisk. Udstråler man vilje og værd, tillader de at være kreativ, innovativ, og tager glædeligt imod dine forslag så længe de er velovervejede. Derudover har GIGA mange bolde i luften, eksempelvis har de hyppige aktiviteter i form af events. Jeg har ...

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Cornelia's start to life in Shanghai at a Projects Abroad Business Placement (In Dansk)
 

Rugby, casino marketing and making friends with people from different nationalities- A message from our U.S business volunteer in Chengdu   (published in China)

April 14, 2014 by   Comments(0)

My name is Alex I am from Chicago Illinois.I made the decision to do an internship and am very happy with my placement that Projects Abroad has given me. Working in the High tech area of Chengdu is very nice. I am so happy about my placement in Chengdu China. This city is so big and only getting larger. Anywhere I travel to,I see high rise building being built all around the city. I want to come back and visit and see all the additions they have made. The company I work for is called Yoyousoft.com. I am working in their marketing department. The company is a software company that works with mobile apps and casino games. Since my time here,I have been working on market research for their company, along with promoting their products across a wide range of fields. Manly in the UK and the United States which is where our target market is.

I live with three other flat mates right now, who are all from different countries, one girl is from the Netherlands, and the other two boys are from Germany and the UK. Being in China is so much fun and learning about a new culture is a shell shock for me. I have never traveled out of the United States and this being my first time,I’m glad I came to China. Since being in China I have been able to meet such a wide range of people, this is something that I love to do, go around the city and meet as many new people as possible. Projects abroad has other flats located very close to us where I have been able to make friends with the other three boys doing internships here.

My first weeks in Chengdu,my flat mates introduced me to the local rugby team. Being an avid sports lover I wanted to play. This is a sport I have never played before only seen it on TV or the movie Invictus. All I knew was that is rough and tough and you ...

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Rugby, casino marketing and making friends with people from different nationalities- A message from our U.S business volunteer in Chengduhttp://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/shuzhi_li/read/340423/rugby-casino-marketing-and-making-friends-with-people-from-different-nationalities-a-message-from-our-us-business-volunteer-in-chengdu
Rugby, casino marketing and making friends with people from different nationalities- A message from our U.S business volunteer in Chengdu
 

An Interview with a Projects Abroad China Medical Volunteer   (published in China)

March 25, 2014 by   Comments(0)

Victor Liew (22) has just finished interning at the anaesthesia department in Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai with Projects Abroad. He is currently in his final year at the University of Adelaide and this placement will be counting towards his final grade. “I wanted to see Shanghai and at the same time I needed some work experience in a big hospital overseas. Projects Abroad ticked both of these boxes.” 

With over 3,500 staff (including nearly 370 senior doctors) 1,600 beds, nine medical and technical sections, and 33 clinical sections, Ruijin Hospital is not only one of the biggest hospitals in Shanghai but it’s also one of the biggest in China. The hospital is in the central area of Shanghai, walking distance from Victor’s apartment.

Victor’s main duty in the hospital is to observe and discuss procedures with the doctors, but because he is in his final year at medical school he does get assigned additional responsibilities. These include taking blood, inserting breathing tubes and canellas and generally assisting the doctors. “In anaesthetics, these procedures can be dangerous so I am under strict supervision. I am learning and they are supervising.” Victor works at the hospital from 8am to 4pm. “I have a meeting with the other doctors first thing in the morning and then I am assigned to an operating room where I shadow a doctor. It is great because if I get bored of one room it is not a problem to wander into the next room. There are 22 operating rooms so I get to see a whole range of different procedures and ...

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An Interview with a Projects Abroad China Medical Volunteer
 

Our Italian Journalist's article in 'Global Times' Newspaper about how Shanghainese men prefer 'plump women'! A great read!   (published in China)

March 25, 2014 by   Comments(0)

According to a recent survey released by the popular matchmaking website jiayuan.com, Shanghainese men are more attracted to plump women than men of any other Chinese city.

The survey, issued in mid-March, involved 18,019 respondents across the country who were interviewed about their preferences regarding the opposite sex.

Among the men who said they preferred plump women, nearly 21 percent were Shanghainese. Moreover, among those who said they preferred big breasts, 17 percent were from Shanghai, making the city second only to Guangdong in its level of proclivity for bigger busts.

These findings go against what we might assume, that is the established conviction in China is that thin and skinny are synonymous with beauty.

Indeed, the findings seem more in line with what we could expect from Western men, particularly those of us from the Mediterranean area. It appears our Shanghainese counterparts have come to share this taste.

On the other hand, there's another characteristic that still divides Chinese and Western tastes: skin color. The most remarkable finding in the survey was that 88 percent of Chinese men prefer light-skinned women.

This figure would never be so high in the West, where sun-tanned skin is still an aim sought after by many women, and in turn found to be attractive by many men.

Overall, there's one thing that brings together Eastern and Western men and women: personality and behavior come before any other qualities in terms of defining an attractive partner.

The sexiest men are those who work hard and take care of the family, the sexiest women are those who combine a unique and strong temperament with graceful behavior.

And this is true wherever you come from, whether you prefer chubby or skinny, tanned or pale.

However, there's another survey ...

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Our Italian Journalist's article in 'Global Times' Newspaper about how Shanghainese men prefer 'plump women'! A great read!http://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/shuzhi_li/read/337119/our-italian-journalists-article-in-global-times-newspaper-about-how-shanghainese-men-prefer-plump-women-a-great-read
Our Italian Journalist's article in 'Global Times' Newspaper about how Shanghainese men prefer 'plump women'! A great read!
 

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