Henna Jurca
Henna Jurca
China 2011
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Henna Jurca is a Senior at Belmont University in Nashville, TN with a major in Asian Studies and minor in Chinese. Henna will be volunteering and studying through the Keats School in Kunming, China. Read More About Henna →

Constantly Learning

I just spend over an hour writing on my blog but the internet completely messed up and then it erased my entire blog post ūüôĀ¬†I already posted it and everything but I looked back and it was completely gone like I never even posted anything!¬† For now I will post the pictures that I¬†had in my post but I will come back later to write the stories that I lost...

This is Huang Yeye - 79 years old - he has a mental disability but it is not extreme - he smiles until it is time to pose for a picture haha

Me and another volunteer (she is from Spain) with an autistic child

Music Class

Only 3 years old and already practicing characters

Helping in "art class" and making it a little fun by putting the paper he cut on his ears! Even though his mother is constantly wanting perfection, I think she was really happy that I could make her son laugh and smile!

All I really want to say is that it has been a great week and I have been learning so much from this whole experience as a volunteer in China.  Since volunteering in China is still not a regular thing in some places I have not had anyone tell me to go there, do this, do that, etc... I have had to decide things on my own to help in the best way possible.  I think that has really caused me to become a leader.  I never even knew I had this in my personality until now.  All of this is hard and tiring but definitely so rewarding!

3 thoughts on “Constantly Learning”

  1. Hi Henna,

    I just stumbled across this blog by chance, but I am glad I did. I know plenty of social workers who do inspiring work just like you, and I must say, I it really does warm my heart. I wish you the best in the future and will make sure to ping this site when I am done.

    Best wishes,
    Jason

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