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Giving Back 2017-06-14T15:44:12+00:00

GIVING BACK PROJECTS

We work to enhance intercultural understanding between community, business and education, encouraging global thought to go with local action. Supporting cultural education programs in both China and Australia that foster global citizenship, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship is our commitment working towards positive change.

Chinese Classes

Community Chinese cultural and language workshops

In 2014 we were approached by Maurizio Vianni who had been looking for over two years for a Chinese language teacher in the Northern Rivers for his adopted son, Fu, from Taiwan.

So we got started with weekend workshops and realised there was an interested from other families who also wanted their children to have exposure to Chinese language and culture to help prepare them for the future we are all going to be living in. The question we asked ourselves was how are our youth in Regional Australia being supported for becoming leaders in Australia China bilateral relationships when they have little access to Chinese culture and language education programs? By facilitating China Australia education programs in regional Australia, we are helping our youth develop Asian Literacy skills and have a voice in their own community.

If you are living in the Northern Rivers and want to have access to Chinese language and culture programs, please fill in our contact form.

Connect with China

Connect with China Collaborative

In September 2015 we partnered with Julie Lindsay, Founder of Flat Connections with the aim of using technology to connect learners and community groups from within China to those outside of China.

Each collaborative has a thematic approach and is digitally infused so that connections and collaborations are made virtually in both synchronous and asynchronous modes. The collaborative operate for about 8 weeks and are a learning space for both students and educators. We introduce new technologies, facilitate discussion and co-create solutions to real world problems. Teams are made up from global pods that showcase their solutions in the form of a multimedia piece. Our pilot program had interest from over 2,000 participants from USA, Australia and China and now has participants from New Zealand, Canada and some European countries.

For more information on the Connect with China Collaborative, or if you would like to get involved, please visit their website.

Global Noodle Box

Global Noodle Box

Virtual excursions, live interactive streams are not new in education, but when it comes to linking China to the Australian k-12 state school system, the Great Fire Wall of China has a big battle with the Great Fire Wall of NSW Education – for obvious reasons.

So how do we prepare our youth for the future of work when what is happening in the real world has leap frogged over our education institutions?

Global Noodle Box is all about experiential action to open up the world of connectivity through video and interactive live streams. We have been working with Learning Systems in NSW Education to break down barriers and give better access to youth from regional Australia, as well as China and Alaska to connect and learn from each other. View some of our projects here.

**I have to give a link to Lake Mungo Project video – which should be going live in the next week**

Deadly Bunarm Boys (Ramone and Kyle) from Southern Cross School of Distance Education.

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