Nik Janus reports from China – an epidemic is surging!

chinese new year in snow

Nik Janus is currently in China working as a volunteer teacher. He has sent us a report on how he’s getting on as a new coronavirus spreads across the country and beyond.  Since my last report there’s a virus rampant throughout China which is spreading around the world now it seems. Hopefully, Project Trust will not see this as a big enough crisis to warrant sending the volunteers home early. What’s interesting is that there’s isn’t very much concern among the Chinese people. The school we are at is […]

Two months in to China – Nik Janus

glass bridge china

Nik has been in China for two months now – he’s already come a long way since his first report. We’re really impressed that the Mandarin learning is coming on so fast!  After a couple of months in China I’m starting to pick up the language; Although I am struggling with the characters, my speaking is starting to improve as well as my listening. It can be pretty frustrating when you are able to understand what somebody is saying but you’re unable to answer them! […]

First report from China by Nik Janus

Beijing for 2 nights

Nik Janus has just arrived in China for his year of teaching, partly-supported by Hazel’s Footprints Trust. Nik is from our local area – the Scottish Borders – and we’re amazed that he feels China doesn’t seem all that far from here! Nik also shared his thoughts ahead of the trip, back in May. Report from Nik Janus as he arrives in China The travel to China was a horrendous ordeal as we had a 7 hour flight from London to Dubai and then also a 7.5 […]

Nik Janus on his fundraising boost for China

A year in China

Nik Janus will be heading to China this year to volunteer in teaching. We were delighted to support this local chap with a Footprinter Grant. Good luck Nik!  Nik Janus with some early thoughts on his year in China So, it’s the day of my finding out that I am being sponsored for £800. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders as it makes my job of fundraising a lot easier than it was. There is a plethora of emotions […]