The Tan Kah Kee Spirit in Young Reporters’ eyes
Ten young reporters from Xiamen Network set out last Sunday afternoon on a mission to find out the true meaning of the Tan Kah Kee Spirit.
They interviewed five guest hosts during the second episode of Young Star Ambassadors FUN Xiamen, including an American visitor and four students from Jimei Middle School.
The Young Star Ambassadors FUN Xiamen is a short film series produced by the city’s official English portal xmenglish.cn. The theme of the second episode is on the Tan Kah Kee Spirit.
Through the interview, these young reporters found out more about the story of Mr. Tan Kah Kee and the legacy of the late community leader, philanthropist, and educator who had a significant impact in the region's educational landscape particularly.
“Through this activity, I learned more about the Tan Kah Kee spirit, and found that he is a great role model for me. When I grow up, I want to help people as he did,” said Xia Xinyan, a 12-year-old girl from Xiamen Yuannan Primary School.
Jolin, a 11-year-old girl from Xiamen Xianglu Primary School, was moved by the selflessness of Mr. Tan Kah Kee who donated almost all his money to education.
Chen Zhaoqi, a 10-year-old boy from Xiamen Jimei Primary School, was impressed by Mr. Tan’s thrift. The late educator was very frugal with personal possessions, his generosity was limitless when it came to education for others.
These young reporters’ parents agreed that the interview was a meaningful experience because it provides a platform for children to prepare themselves for journalism and their future.