In July 2019, Lanjingling has carried out 4 regular weekend activities, 1 CSR activity, 2 school-inclusive activities and 2 specials.
文字 Writer：晓斌 Clark
翻译 Translator：泱而 、弘毅 Neville, Yoyo
编辑 Editor：纪元 Annie
蓝睛灵编辑部 Lanjingling Editorial Office
REGULAR WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
The 175-178 beYoureyeS regular weekend running activities took place on July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28 at Shanghai Century park, New Hongqiao Greenland, XuJiaHui Park and TianShan park respectively. This month Lanjingling has explored two new venues and welcomed a new visually impaired participant.
On July 21 and 28, Lanjingling visited XuJiaHui Park and TianShan Park for the first time, touring under the shades of green trees, enjoying that unique "sense of summer" while surrounded by the chirping of cicadas.
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
On July 21, Lanjingling brought for ONLY EDUCATION a sharing session. One of the audiences has met visually impaired athletes on Marathon. Therefore, he has long wished to meet us. Lanjingling, through various activities and media, has rapidly and effectively arose society's attention on visually impaired and the blind community to broke the stereotype towards them.
School Inclusive Activity
Shanghai Shixi High School (SSHS) International Division
On July 14, high school students and faculties of SSHS (International Division) arrived at our regular activity venues, attended basic training and took an authentic tour into the athletic lives of the visually impaired persons. At the end of the year will these students and Lanjingling join the students from Shanghai School For The Blind (SSB) for the production of a charity concert. WANG Zeling saw that the visually impaired runners ran freely with guide runners. However she felt anxious and fear in the dark after she had patches on. She said that maybe it was the trust between them that eliminated the fear anxiety and encouraged the visually impaired runners to run confidently and freely.
Social Practice Team of Northwestern Polytechnical University
On the evening of July，members of Lanjingling night-running team were joined by undergraduates from social practice team of Northwestern Polytechnical University. Students ran with Lanjingling runners and shared thoughts, eventually transmitting what they have learned in Shanghai about the lifestyle of visually impaired persons and the ideology of sports accessibility to their engaged communities of schools and future careers.
Yunnan Style Water-Sprinkling Festival
On July 13, Lanjingling participated in a Yunnan Style Water-Sprinkling Festival Ceremony at MOMCHILOVTSI HERB GARDEN that is adjacent to Shanhai Disneyland. As visually impaired persons gleefully rollicked with guide runners, splashes of water blended in laughter and joy, scattering and sprinkling over the evergreen field. For us, "inclusion" isn't just about visually impaired and unpaired people being physically close, but more about being intimately and deeply close in relationship that everyone can work together, learn together, do sports together and share joyfulness together with no barrier and bias.
This ideal is what Lanjingling work hard towards forever.
Shanghai American Center Presents
At 6:30 p.m. on July 26, on the 29th anniversary of the declaration of The Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), beYoureyeS approached the Shanghai American Center of US consulate as founders, senior trainers of visually-impaired person and the guide runners shared their life, career and future and sincere their experiences on promoting SPORTS ACCESSIBILITY through a thought sharing conference regarding the topic of "Lighten Unseen Road - Meet Visually-Impaired Marathon Runners".
In the end, co-founder of beYoureyeS, Ken announced the first ever "Rope 100 Relay Challenge" running event that are being hosted by beYoureyeS in Shanghai Gucun Park on October 7, 2019 during China's National Day holiday. Details on the race will be released soon. Please regularly visit the official website and official WeChat account of beYoureyeS, and hope you will join us in the first ever "Rope 100 Relay Challenge"!
Thanks for your reading. We will see you next month.
beYoureyeS is a local NGO founded in January 2015 in Shanghai, China.
beYoureyeS is dedicated to promote sports accessibility, make it easier for visually impaired people to enjoy sports. Let everyone enjoy sports.
Whether a visually impaired runner or unimpaired runner, all of our participants are called "Lanjingling".
Lanjingling conveys the spirit of our concept: our charity caters to a variety of sports, road running, swimming, cycling and triathlon, to list a few. With us, regardless of the physical impairment, those who wish to participate in a race, are able to.
We hope to see you soon on the track and let's do something together for sports accessibility.
We hope that whilst we're in the competition together,
we may all converge our energy as one to make each and all strong，
We hope that whilst doing sports together,
we are able to find the nerve to be strong enough to face challenges head on.