- Posted September 27, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Life in China
Helping Hemophiliacs with Paper Cuts?
Charity begins at home and this featured artist, Peng Maolin, the founder and manager of Chongqing Jian'Ai Art Co. Ltd. set up the Chongqing Association of Hemophiliac's Recovery, an organization for the well-being of hemophiliacs in Chongqing. The organization teaches their patients how to make paper cutting and then sell their works to raise money for their families. She set up the organization because her own son suffers from this disease and wanted to help others like him. Her son played a traditional instrument, the Guqin, while she demonstrated how to fashion simple paper cut designs to a group of visiting international college students here in Chongqing. Peng Maolin had faced many hardships here in China since she was a young girl, including this one, and now uses her talent as a spokesperson for these foundations whose proceeds go to help others like her son. The irony is that something as tiny as a paper cut can impact a hemophiliac patient in a severe way, but this form of awareness drives home the message that helping hands do make a difference.
The event- An Interaction with Folk Art Masters-at the Yu Ao Arts Center at the Chongqing Municipal Working People's Cultural Palace-was organized by:
Chongqing International Exchange Association and the
Chongqing Foreign Merchants Service CO.,LTD
For more information, email Yang Xi of the
Chongqing International Exchange Association