Our team of 12 coached 62 high school students during the one-week soccer camp. The camp combined English and soccer, helping students improve in both areas. Each morning the camp started with an English lesson, teaching soccer terms and other English phrases. Then the students took the field to practice soccer drills and scrimmages.
This year the weather was extremely hot with heat index reached over 110 degrees for multiple days. Energy levels remained high as our team and students kept great attitudes despite the heat. In the evenings, our team spent time teaching the students important life lessons about leadership, team work, and discipline.
Speaking English is a vital skill for students, especially in rural China. Most students don’t have an opportunity to learn from a native speaker. Improving their soccer and English skills provide greater opportunity for students in college and the job market. It’s another way that we can help students and families overcome poverty in China.
Thank you to our team for their service to these students and to our supporters who helped make their trip a reality. You all are making a vital impact in students’ lives and fighting poverty in rural China.
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