2018年9月20日，紫竹国际教育学院美国费尔蒙特高中AP课程项目学生参加了TEDxZizhuPark举办的主题为“FOR GOOD 向善的力量”主题活动。以下是费尔蒙特2018级刘博弈同学的活动感悟。
On the 9th/20th, students from the MeigaoAP Center in Zizhu Education Park came to the CGN Hall in 1588 Zixing Road toparticipate in the annual Zizhu TED Annual Meeting. The theme of this TED is"FOR GOOD to Goodness". It is the power of nature, the desire tocreate a better future, and the goal of a series of sustainable development.There were 9 speakers in the conference, highlighting the theme of theconference “Towards Good” through different touching stories.
The first speaker was the United NationsInnovation Officer and the initiator of Asian urban entrepreneurshipinnovation, Joe Lim. He has worked as a volunteer for South Korean peacekeepersin Ecuador and has created a $6 million five-year community development projectin a poor area of Ecuador.
The second speaker was Wang Ling, directorof public affairs at Microsoft Greater China. Her speech included two examples.The first case tells the story of Microsoft's advanced face recognition systemhelping children go home , overcoming many technical problems that othercompanies can't solve, and successfully retrieving dozens of children who havebeen missing for several years; the second case tells the story of helping thetwo teenagers in the poverty-stricken areas of Xinjiang to attend classes withthe students in the county through the simultaneous teaching equipment, andsuccessfully solve the problem of poor teaching quality in the school. Thesetwo examples are all about using technology to help families or students whohave difficulties, and telling that technology is also a way to be good.
The third speaker brought us advancedhybrid reality features.
The fourth speaker is the famous actor KongWei. She once shed tears because she saw the poor children in the mountain areaigniting and heating in the trash can, and gave up the rich opportunities inthe entertainment industry, and committed to public welfare activities. She hadin-depth understanding that what is really lacking in poor schools inmountainous areas is not money, but teachers, and self-built teams, recruitingteachers, and creating a team of mountain teachers who can teach for a longtime.
The fifth speaker was Henrik Beha Pedersen,founder of Plastic Change in Denmark. This organization is an international NGOfounded in Denmark to protect the marine ecosystem from plastic pollution. Heholds a master's degree in environmental biology and has worked in theenvironmental field for over 20 years. He tells us the truth of"goodness" by telling about the pollution of the ocean, such asplastic bottles, and his experience in creating a Plastic Change organizationand protecting the ocean.
After a brief coffee break, Dana Leong, aChinese-American musician who has won a Grammy Award, tells us a lesson throughmusic that music is not just an art, a kind of enjoyment, but also a betterworld through music.
The seventh speaker is Mibo, the artisticdirector of Disneyland. She shared with us the dream story she wanted to be aDisney designer. From the beginning, the dream was not understood and supportedby the parents. When I met the university, I met Disney’s mentor, and finally Igot the full scholarship from the school. I successfully went to the UnitedStates to study and merged into the Disney. All this tells us the importance ofguarding our dreams. Protecting a dream is tantamount to guarding the future.
The eighth speaker, Liu Tong, used thetraditional Chinese origami to fold out the world's largest white rhinoceros.It not only created the Guinness World Record, but also represented his hope touse the form of origami art to appeal to everyone's attention and Protect wildanimals that are on the verge of extinction.
The last speaker was Kathleen Kelly Janus,a lecturer at Stanford University. Many of her research was reported by manywell-known media. Her speech also told us that the creative success of oursocial enterprises is more than "goodwill."
After listening to the wonderful speechesof the nine speakers, the students benefited a lot. Not only did they gain alot of valuable truths, they learned a lot of touching stories, but they alsorealized the power of "being good".