Blog Updates From My Daily Life
Hello, I'm Oscar Clement. Follow my adventures in daily life post China, as I work towards the goals of my future.
WHAT WAS MY CHINA TRIP?
A look into my previous goals.
Read below to find out more about my goals for my previous dream, and then follow up with some of my more recent blog posts to find out what I'm up to now!
What is your dream? What is the one thing that you have been wishing you could do, for as long as you could remember? It has been my dream for the past few years to be able to visit another country, not only to experience their culture and language, but more importantly help those who live there.
My dream will take me to China. For so long now, I have been enthralled in the vast, inclusive culture of the region and have been doing as much as I can to learn about it. I have spent my free time learning some of the language, and have wholeheartedly tried to find out as much as I can about the history of country. I can only do so much from the comfort of my home, and this is why I have taken my time to write to you... I need your help.
A few short weeks ago, I found a way to make my dream come true. Through an organization called Global Leadership Adventures (GLA), I could fulfill my dream and finally visit China. During my time there, I would not only be able to learn about the country's history by restoring cultural sites such as as temples, but I would also get to see national landmarks such as the Great Wall, the Stone Forest, and the Forbidden City. Along with this, I would have multiple opportunities to learn the language I am so interested in, as well as teach english to the students who live there. All in all, I would log over 80 hours of community service during my trip. However, all of this does not come without its costs.
By December 31st, I need to raise $7,000. These funds are going solely towards the cost of my tuition to the program, as well as flight costs of my trip. Of course, I am not asking for you solely to pay off all of these costs. Instead, I only asking for a reasonable donation, big or small, as everything helps. Through a partnership with Delivering Hope, a local non-profit organization, I have set up an account which you can easily donate to. You can send in funds, either by a check to Delivering Hope, or electronically through the link below, with the added benefit being that they count as 501(c)(3) tax deductible donations.
Furthermore, I wanted to end my message to you by thanking you. By donating, you are allowing me to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity... you are allowing me to participate in my dream, and I don't think that I can sincerely express on paper what that means to me. With that being said, I don't think it would be fair for you to lose out on what I am doing. I plan on starting a blog to keep everyone up to date on what is going on, including donation goals and what I am doing before, during, and even after my trip.
With many thanks,