Respect the old and love the young
Respecting the old and loving the young is a fine tradition of the Chinese nation. For thousands of years, the Chinese people have always regarded respecting the elderly and loving the young as a social responsibility and a code of conduct.
In April 2020, children faced racist attacks at school. Work with BBC Newsround.
With the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Chinese community have faced racist attacks from the local community. It was a traumatic experience for us. MCC supported the elderly and children through this difficult pandemic period. MCC volunteers worked closely with the elderly by delivering food. They supported the NHS, helping with COVID-19 vaccination to the elderly and checking on them by phone or face to face.
In 2021 Jan, volunteer Martin visited the elderly home.
Unfortunately, the Chinese children faced racist attacks at schools, and some people around them disrupted their daily routines. It was very distressing! We supported the children through this dark pandemic time by working with the media and other organisations to calm down the horrible racist attacks trend. We managed to organise the young volunteers to work with other organisations to promote better knowledge with a health information service at the Central Library. Protecting the elderly and children’s safety is vital.
During 2020 we worked with Pagoda Chinese Youth and Community Centre, Newham Chinese, Remember Resist Association, Hackney Chinese Community Services, York Chinese Association, North England UK Chinese Association, Liverpool Chinese Business Association, Lancaster Chinese Association, Vietnamese Mental Health Services, and Chinese Association of Southampton to fight the racist attacks and raised the issue to Parliamentary debate.