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My service learning group is Aidan, Ivy and myself. We interviewd Mr. Zhao who works at his sons pharmacy. He is 68 years old and has lived in Xizhou his entire life. To find the final product go to: sascmicrocampus.org/content/service-learning-0\
During the Service Learning Portion of Microcampus we were able to connect with many elders in the village. Specifically focusing on one elder, Mr. Zhao, we were able to interview him, asking questions about his life. We learned that a a child everyone is XIZhou was starving and freezing. No one had enough clothing or food thoughout many years. He dropped out od school along with his brother in order to work to receive money for their family. They worked long days with little pay under harsh conditions. This was during the 20th century in China while the Cultural Revolution and Great Leap Forwars was in effect. This caused chaos and starvation among many towns across China, XIZHou being one of them. Along with learning about his life we learned about XiZhou itself. Over the past decade, new roads have been put in as well as new houses. One recommendation I have for future microcampus students is to connect with the locals early on so they will be more open to the idea of service learning. Some people I think would be good and we have talked to a lot would be, Mr. Wang, Mr. Ma, Mr. Yang and Mr. Zhao. These people are all very nice and love talking to us. Mr. Ma was our original service learning canidate but we were uable to find him in the laste few days of the process. 

About This Learner

My name is Grace, I am 14 years old and attend Shanghai American School Pudong. I was fortunate to be a part of the first SAS Pudong Microcampus. I have had some much and I have learned so much while being here. I am going to miss XiZhou and the hanging out with the other students so much! I know this will be an experience I will remember forever. ♥