Introduction to DiSCOVER, from our Co-Chairs Andrea & Andrew!
Hey guys! Thanks for checking out our first blog post. We’re so proud to co-chair the DiSCOVER program this year. For those of you who don’t know, DiSCOVER is a three-month summer enrichment program for those who want to learn more about Chinese culture and heritage. It’s actually been around since 2009, but since then, we’ve grown the program to include workshops and volunteer opportunities, in addition to the two-week trip to China in July. We both participated in the program in 2011, and thought it was a really valuable experience in gaining knowledge as well as friends. Our hope is to foster curiosity, volunteerism and leadership in youth. As the saying goes, we must understand our past in order to move forward.
What people can look forward to
Our subsidized program includes Mandarin classes, workshops on certain aspects of Chinese culture like martial arts and calligraphy and the opportunity to participate in philanthropic initiatives such as putting on events for seniors at the Mon Sheong Foundation. All of this culminates in a trip to China, where participants will not only get to visit various historical landmarks like the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Terracotta Warriors, but also engage with students from top Chinese institutions like Peking University and meet with government officials – an experience you won’t find anywhere else!
Around what time they can register for the program
We’ll be accepting applications beginning Sunday, November 20. Stay tuned for more information on our website discover.monsheong.org as well as our social media channels for more updates! Like us here, follow us here and double tap us here.
Events coming up
If you’re going to be attending Mon Sheong’s 25th Cathay Ball, come check out our booth to learn more about DiSCOVER and meet our Marketing Team. We will be handing out awesome postcards and candy!
We’ll also be having an open house at the Mon Sheong Scarborough location in December. You’ll be able to learn more about DiSCOVER and also chat with past participants. Stay tuned for more details!