FOREIGN VOLUNTEERS WORK AT THE CHILDREN OF ASIA GAMES

Almost a thousand volunteers work at the 1st Winter Children of Asia Games. They are not all from Sakhalin. Seperate volunteers delegations were formed in the Russian regions and abroad. 16 volunteers from China, Korea and Mongolia arrived on the island.

One of the attache of the Japanese delegation is the representative of China – Min SHANG. She learned about the upcoming games only in January from a friend who had already volunteered for the 1st Winter Children of Asia Games. After that, she qualified and arrived in Sakhalin.

– I am the first time at sports competitions of such scale, but I have a huge experience of volunteer activity, — said Min. — Two years ago I worked in Cambodia as a teacher. I love children, communication with them bring me a lot of positive emotions. As soon as I learned about the Games, I immediately wanted to get here.
Now the girl enjoys her staying at the Games and is glad that she took such a decision:

— It’s very cool here! The weather is wonderful. I love frost and snow, but in southern China, where I live, winters are too warm — they are more like your spring. The food is very interesting for me, but sometimes I cook for myself, because such a diet is still very unusual. And I am also very pleased that I can communicate with the Japan team — the country whose history and culture I love very much.

The Chinese noted that it would be great to support her native China, but it doesn’t take part in the Games. But there is the Hong Kong China team here, so she supports them and, of course, the team of Japan, which Min Shang helps at the Games.