Volunteers Needed: Pairing Ceremony
Over 130 high school and university students new to the Shanghai Sunrise programme will gather at the Hilton Shanghai on Sunday, 5 November 2017 to meet their sponsors at the 21st annual Pairing Ceremony. These financially disadvantaged students were the recipients of the charity’s higher education scholarship funds that will enable them to join their peers in the 2017/18 school year.
Held every year since 1996, the heartfelt ceremony provides an opportunity for students and sponsors to meet each other for the first time. It is the start of a three-year, or in some cases a seven-year relationship between student and sponsor. Many sponsors support their student beyond the initial 12 months, providing financial support until their student graduates from university.