COVID-19 Unable to Stop Confucius Classroom’s Care to Aged Care

[Source]    Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College, Australia [Time]    2020-05-20 11:57:20 

Local time May 13th, Jijun Yang, Chinese Director of the Confucius Classroom at Mount Clear College, showed love and care to the elderly people of the Aged Care of Ballarat Health Centre by playing the flute and demonstrating Baduanjin via Zoom.

At 1:30pm, Jijun Yang and the elderly people met again on the Internet. First, he played "Azalea", a famous Chinese song, and "Amazing Grace", a well-known song in the West, on the flute, winning a lot of applauses from them. Then he taught them how to practice Baduanjin. All of them learned earnestly.

Jijun Yang is playing the flute

After the event, Jijun Yang, requested by the elderly people, recorded his own demonstration of Baduanjin on his phone and emailed it to Christina , a staff member of the Aged Care, so that they could practice everyday following the movements in the video.

On March 2nd, Jijun Yang and Lingna Shang, a Chinese teacher, visited the aged care centre and held a Chinese cultural experience activity, winning a warm welcome from the elderly people. Since then, they have been expecting the continuous service from the Confucius Classroom. However, due to the impact of COVID-19, the service was not able to continue. In mid-April, Christina contacted Jijun Yang, asking him if he could teach Baduanjin via Zoom. Jijun Yang agreed and decided to offer the service via Zoom from the following week on.

Jijun Yang is teaching Chinese characters

Since April 22th, Jijun Yang has played the flute, taught how to stretch noodles, demonstrated Chinese calligraphy and Baduanjin via Zoom. He has also delivered some Chinese tea to the Aged Care by car for the elderly people to enjoy.