Zitong Zheng - China

My name is Zitong Zheng, some call me Jo Jo. I am from China, a student in Australia.

My experience in Colombia was amazing, as a 21-year-old girl who does not know any Spanish at all, she was scared at first.

My work was assigned to the Zua foundation, where I met nice and friendly people. The children were welcoming all the time, every time I went to work they never hesitated to give me hugs and kisses. The Foundation tutors were very helpful, they taught me a lot about the culture and the language. They were like another family to me far from mine.

I shared my knowledge of Chinese and Australian culture, hoping that this could make the Foundation different. The most impressive thing I did was the dance performance, teaching a dance that lasted 20 minutes was not easy, but I did that for the children in exchange for the kindness of the Foundation. This was fun!

I really hope to return to Colombia to visit those people who helped me, showed me different views of the world, and gave me a fabulous experience that I had never thought to find. Thanks to the Zuá Foundation. I really appreciate the opportunity and timeshare. I hope the Foundation continues to progress in the future.