Hello everyone, I am Natalia from Mexico. I am 17 years old and I am very happy to be here. I have completed many activities with my excellent Mexican classmates, and I have also learned a lot from them. I met many friends here. I am also glad to be here to learn and experience a new culture.
——AMERICA NATALIA VEGA CASTILLO
After the youth forum and the city creation event I feel that I have acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding the ways different countries around the world intend to solve global issues. The fact that there are people representing almost every continent in the world contributes to such an enriching experience. This has helped me to understand various point of views and to pursue common solutions, both with other campers and with the native volunteers. Activities like these definitely push teenagers to our better selves and enhance our leadership abilities.
——Joaquin Gregorio Quiroga Garello
Our experiences in the camp have taught us an extent of things about Chinese and Eastern culture. Things such as food, history and numerous differences from those in our home. Not only have we gotten to know Chinese culture, we have also learned countless things about the unique cultures and backgrounds of different campers. The inspiring stories shared in this camp have had a great impact on our lives. It has been a great honor for us to be chosen to be part of the first group representing Honduras at the Shanghai Sister Cities Youth Camp. We are thankful for this is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
——David Adrian Reina Cis & Claudia Nicole Sanchez Varela
We think the communication between us and the volunteers sometimes maybe good, but sometimes there’s just a bit miscommunication. However, we tried to resolve our problems, and we do understand each other, and try by all means to associate with one another. During the city plan thing, we did receive help from volunteers, and they were with us from step one to the end.We would like to be together and unite in the days to come.