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Round Moon Brings a Bigger Dream

September 13, 2016, Freudenberg Corporation successfully set up a green IT classroom in Qixin School in Wujiang District, Suzhou. This is also the 64th IT classroom Netspring has established in China.

Bettina Schoen,  Regional Representative Asia for the Freudenberg Group , and CEO of Freudenburg Asia Pacific Region, Retro Bless, led a dozen of volunteers from Freudenberg Shanghai and Suzhou offices to join in the launch ceremony along with 620 students and teachers at the school.

Bettina Schoen who is from Germany, delivered a fluent speech in Chinese during the ceremony. She expressed hope that the classroom, equipped with 25 recycled computers from Freudenberg company, would be put to good use by holding voluntary activities over the next 3 years and that it would help students master computer skills and cultivate an eco-friendly concept.

The opening ceremony falls around the Chinese traditional Mid-autumn Festival, and therefore Freudenberg and Netspring prepared a computer class and green handcraft activity for Grade 3 students at the school. Students answered questions on Scratch, a coding software programme for children, to learn about the culture, fairytale and traditions of Mid-autumn Festival. With the help of the Freudenberg volunteers, they also learnt to make little lanterns by means of colored tissue paper, plastic jars and solar energy lamps, adding more flavor to the festival.

Qixin School is located in Wujiang Economic and Technology Development Zone, and parents of the students mostly work in plants nearby. Qixin School moved into the new school building this semester because it enrolled more students than the old school building could accommodate. However, limited by budget, the school could not afford all the necessary hardware and equipment for an IT classroom. The establishment of the Freudenberg Green IT Classroom will allow students in grade 3 and above in the school to have compulsory computer classes once a week, and will help school teachers to enrich class content by means of multimedia teaching.