In December 2021, Lanjingling carried out four regular weekend activities, two CSR events, held three ‘Fitness 100’ accessible fitness activities, organized and participated in four special events, and published its second 2021 biannual periodical. NIKE official account posted a story about Lanjingling.
文字Writer：陈晓斌 Clark CHEN
翻译 Translator：陆妮可 Nicole LU、王弘毅 Yoyo WANG
编辑 Editor：张睿莹 Rain Zhang、李纪元 Annie LI
蓝睛灵编辑部 Lanjingling Editorial Office
PS: due to different draft version, the original release on January 28 has been deleted. This article is the latest version. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The Biggest News!
“Our Story Begins With a Rope” and “Without You, I Won’t Run”
On December 5th, NIKE’s WeChat official account (id : nikejdi) published a Lanjingling story entitled “Our Story Begins With a Rope”.
图：陪跑绳照片 Photos of guide rope
REGULAR WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
The beYoureyeS 267th to 270th regular weekend activities were held on December 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th respectively at Century Park and Minhang Cultural Park.
图：每周常规活动 Weekly beYoureyeS activity
After wrapping off the second round of the “100 Day Engagement” course last summer, Jin XingYu(youth with visual impairment) participated in 2021’s final regular weekend activity as a practice event host.
图：小金正在主持活动的照片 Photos of Xiao Jin hosting the event
Jin’s logical delivery and charismatic personality won over the hearts of many Lanjingling friends, securing him the position of official event host.
Corporate Social Responsibility Activities
beYoureyeS partners with Accor Group in advocating for more attention to the persons with visual impairement
图：雅高员工活动照片 Photo of Accor employees participating in the activity
[Accor News] For the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, 2021, Accor launched a Diversity & Inclusion initiative with the All Abilities Challenge 2021. In China, mobilized locally as the All Abilities Blindfold Run 1000, the activity culminated around a group run to support beYoureyeS, a Chinese NGO dedicated to promoting sports accessibility for the oersons with visual impairment.
The activity brought together over 1,700 employees across 70 hotels in Greater China. Following beYoureyeS training, hotel staff were educated about the needs of persons with visual impairment and given instruction around communication etiquette. Hotels created teams of two, a sighted and a blindfolded runner, and completed a cumulative 20km run in their based locations. At the end of the initiative, participants had run a cumulative 2,500km.
As an open and inclusive company, Accor views diversity and inclusion initiatives not only as a social responsibility, but also as a great strength and opportunity to foster employee wellbeing and empower teams. Gary Rosen, CEO, Accor Greater China notes, “Partnering with beYoureyeS for the All Abilities Run was an elevating and enlightening experience for our staff. This initiative allowed us to engage on both professional and personal levels with the company’s culture, empowering our staff to tap their internal bravery to face difficulties. All staff and participants in the All Abilities Blindfold Run 1000 gained a deeper understanding of how to better serve visually impaired guests, while striving to create a barrier-free society.”
2. 某科技公司 CSR
A Technology Company’s CSR
In the afternoon of December 14th, Lanjingling participated in a CSR event with a technology company at Century Park.
图：CSR活动中培训照片 Training photos in CSR activity
Bathing the winter sun, participants learned about etiquettes of interacting with the persons with visual impairment and guide running under the guidance of Lanjingling trainers.
Over the course of many accessible minigames, participants were able to understand both accessibility and inaccessibility, as well as how to correctly guide a runner with visual impairment runner in a guide running event.
Lanjingling participating in an accessible park visit and enjoying theaccessible facilities and services at Shanghai Disney Resort
On December 30th, Lanjingling members came to experience the accessible facilities and services at Shanghai Disney Resort. Members were divided into groups and applied for Disability Access Service Cardat Guest Services Center. They experienced the inclusive concept and services availableat Shanghai Disneyland.
The Disability Access Service is designed for Guests with a valid disability certificate or proof of disability who areunable to tolerate extended waits at attractions due to their disabilities. This service allows Guests with disabilities to schedule a return time that is comparable to the current queue wait time for the attraction. The service does not provide immediate or priority attraction access.
图：集体照 Group photo
In December, Lanjingling completed the 49th, 50th, and 51st ‘Fitness 100’ accessible events.
In a retrospection of 2021, ‘Fitness 100’ has organized 39 public welfare fitness events and 1 open day activity.
Many visually impaired friends advanced from only being able to use single-function gym equipment to tackling bench presses and complex, multi-functioned equipment while making steady progresses. With the concept of accessibility in mind, possibilities are consistently being unlocked in the daily lives of the participants.
We hereby express our most sincere gratitude to the support that Core’s Beautiful Life Gym gave us. The small initiative we had would not have been able to thrive as such if it weren’t for the wonderful settings that they have provided.
图：健身照片 Fitness photo
Lanjingling Editororial Office Publishes an Article on December 3rd, the International Day of Disabled Persons
December 3rd is the International Day of Disabled Persons, a day purposed to promote a better understanding of the phenomenon of disability and advocate for more support for the rights, dignity, and happiness of disabled peoples.
Although the holiday’s name contains the word “disabled”, perhaps in our conversations, we should replace “illnesses” with “barriers” and “disabled” with “inaccessible”. Physical barriers may be more visible, but there are invisible barriers in life as well. Eliminating accessibility barriers will make everyone’s life more convenient, rendering a world of accessibility, where kind, candid treatment is at everybody’s service.
© The Inclusion Solution
Picture: An adult, a child and a person in a wheelchair watch a football game outside the fence. Being kind is not to give everyone the same box, but that a child can stand on two built boxes, and the person in a wheelchair can stop on a platform through a gentle slope, so that everyone can watch the game together.
Sharing in the GBDN (Global Business and Disability Network (China Division))
On December 15th, 2021, beYoureyeS’s founder, Li JiYuan digitally shared the organization’s story at the GBDN China Division Annual Conference. From its values of equality, integration, diversity, and empowerment to the experiences and challenges of the ‘100 Day Engagement, Li’s presentation exhibited how the organization established a professional, efficient, and sustainable pathway, assembling a team of volunteers from multiple corporations to construct a bridge that helped persons with visual impairment to enter the workplace.
Jiyuan shared 100 Days Engagement include offline growth camp and online action camp
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Big Kindness from Little Friends
In December, Lanjingling received a donation from 6 students from Shanghai World Foreign Language Primary School Class 4C XiaoAn Intelligence Group. The donation came from the prize money they received in the school’s inventing contest for their invention of navigation glasses for persons with visual impairment. Though a small donation, Lanjingling felt the tremendous kindness in their actions and sent a donation certificate along with its anniversary booklet to this group of friends.
Donation certificate of 300RMB by 6 children of xiao'an intelligent group
Lanjingling's Colorful Lives
Lanjingling Publishes a Biannual Periodical and 3 Lanjingling Stories
Iin December, the Lanjingling Editorial Office published a special issue titled “The Distance We Ran in the First Half of 2021”.
图：2021上半年汇总 Summary of the first half of 2021
2021年上半年蓝睛灵开展的各类活动的参与人次：1,532 人次（包括视障者 606 人次），
上半年里程：约 5,467.4 公里，
上半年时间：约 4,526 小时。
In the first half of 2021, 1532 people (including 606 members with visual impairment) participated in Lanjingling initiated events. We ran a total of 5,467.4 kilometers and spent approximately 4, 526 hours together.
图：2021年1月beYoureyeS 1km起跑场景 Jan. 2021 beYoureyeS 1km starting line
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According to the “2011 World Disability Report” released by World Health Organization (WHO), people spend about 11% percent of their lives in a “disabled” state, including infancy, elderhood, injury, and lifting heavy loads. This means that everybody will encounter barriers and need help, at least some time in their lives.
This marks the end of this month’s newsletter, thank you for reading. See you next month, 2022.
关于我们 About us
做你的眼睛是一个民间自发的公益活动，于2015年1月在上海发起，致力于推动运动无障碍，让视障者参与运动变得简单。beYoureyeS is a local NGO founded in January 2015, in Shanghai, and is dedicated to promoting sports accessibility, making it easier for those who are visually impaired to enjoy sports.
在我们的活动中，无论视障者，还是健视者，都称呼彼此为蓝睛灵，我们的公益组织也叫这个名字。Whether a runner with visual impairment or unimpaired runner, all of our participants are called "Lanjingling", which is also the name of our NGO.
蓝睛灵的愿景、使命与核心价值观 Lanjingling’s vision, mission, and core values
Vision: allow everybody to live in an accessible society
Mission: promote development towards an accessible society through diversity and inclusion focused events
Core Values: Diversity, Inclusion, Equality, Empowerment
我们做什么 What we do
Weekly running activity, CSR activity, school inclusion activity, race, Vocational-education program
beYoureyeS+100：看健100 、绳上100 、职场赋能百日计划 Fitness 100, Rope 100, 100Days Engagement
WeChat id: beyoureyes or scan QR code
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.