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Lending a helping hand during city’s lockdown

“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” — Coretta Scott King

When Shanghai went into lockdown, the lives of millions of people came to a standstill. However, in challenging times, the WISS community tends to pull together to support one another.

The sense of community is one of the key elements that define WISS as a school. During these situations, you feel the spirit of our community, always ready to support, take action and lend a helping hand.

We would like to share testimonials from the WISS community and their experiences as volunteers.

“I saw the message in a WISS WeChat group about looking for volunteers who can help teachers in the same compound. I signed up for the first time. I contacted one teacher and realized the difficulties she had understanding the Chinese buying groups. It is confusing for foreigners because all messages are in Chinese, so I helped translate in different groups as needed.”
— A WISS mum

“As a WISS parent volunteer, I discovered that there are three WISS teachers in my compound. We set up a WeChat group to share pandemic information and available food supplies. I’m so happy that I could serve the WISS community. It’s also a great opportunity to help my son learn what caring is and how to work together as a team.”
— A WISS mum

“A simple thank you or smile on their faces can soothe our tiring, endless nights and the quest to provide as much as we can to them. Indeed, the ‘Tiger Spirit’ is embedded in the entire WISS community as being caring and supportive.”

— A WISS mum

We want to thank all the volunteers from the WISS community who helped in their own ways, big or small — parents, students, teachers and school leaders alike. The actions of our community were spontaneous and natural. WISS is grateful to have such a strong community.


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