A total of 12 volunteers from BCP China took part in the event, which involved 38 children from the school. The Qizhi school, which was founded by the local government, now caters to over 300 mentally handicapped children aged from 4 to 18. The school is committed to educating these children, providing them with basic life skills in order to help them lead normal lives and contribute to society.
For the soap-making activity, the 38 children were divided into three teams, and each team was responsible for mixing the soap materials, modeling and packaging them separately. The children were very focused on the job, and worked happily with volunteers, enjoying the stimulating task.
Maggie, the school’s teacher involved in the project, commented: "The children are really very happy to work with your guys, I can see the happiness in their eyes. It is a great opportunity for them to show their ability, and it can make these children feel that they are valuable."