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FIREFLY CHARITY

​萤火虫慈善

Firefly Charity is a student-initiated group with the goal to raise funds for the Xiao Ju Deng Deaf-Mute Children’s Recovery Centre in hopes of ultimately helping the children recover from not only hearing-disabilities but also have the happy childhood they deserve, eventually assimilating into society as a fully functional individual just like all the other children.

 萤火虫慈善是一个由学生们发起,为小桔灯儿童康复教育集团筹款的公益组织。希望能帮助儿童从听力障碍中恢复,同时也能拥有他们应得的童年。并且最终他们可以变成一个社会的成员。

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 ABOUT XJD RECOVERY CENTRE

关于小桔灯康复中心

Beijing Xiao Ju Deng (Little Orange Lantern) Children's Rehabilitation Education Group is a professional organization integrating rehabilitation, education, and scientific research.. It focuses on hearing and speech rehabilitation as well as the education of hearing-impaired children from 0 to 6 years old. Over the years, adhering to responsibility, love, and compassion,, Beijing Xiao Ju Deng Children's Rehabilitation Education Group has helped countless hearing-impaired children return to the world of sound with a scientific, efficient and high-quality teaching model; allowing the children to perceive the beauty of the world.

北京小桔灯儿童康复教育集团,是一所集康复、教育、科研为一体的专业机构,专注于0—6岁听障儿童听力、言语的康复和教育。多年来,秉承一份责任和担当,坚守一份爱心和情怀,北京小桔灯儿童康复教育集团以科学、高效、优质的教学模式,帮助众多听障儿童回到了有声世界,感知到了世界的美好。

FOUNDERS

创始人

UNIVERSITY

OF EDINBURGH

George Hao

UCLA 24'

Head of Tech

Megan Wang

DCB 22'

 Head of Firefly

William Chen (Ze Hua)

BROWN 24'

President

Luca

Cao

CMU 24'

Head of Communications

Edward Liu

Head of Finance

OUR STORY 

我们的故事

The Firefly story started when the China Foundation of Culture and Arts for Children informed us about the Xiao Ju Deng Deaf-Mute Children’s Recovery Centre. We were interested in helping those with need, therefore they introduced us to the Director of Teaching and Research of the center, Li Juan Gao. At first, there were preliminary talks about the general history of the institution and what their current situation was. 

  

我们的故事始于一次偶然的机会,中国少年儿童艺术基金会向我介绍了小桔灯聋哑儿童康复中心。我认识了中心的教学和研究主任高丽娟。我们针对该机构的成立与现状进行了初步会谈。高丽娟女士曾担任2009年红十字基金会天使回声项目评委,获得过2012年北京市第六届聋儿诗歌大赛三等奖,并多次在康复网媒体上发表文章奖等诸多成就。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LI JUAN GAO, PRINCIPAL | 高丽娟, 教研主任

2009年红十字基金会天使回声项目评委、多次在康复网、媒体上发表文章。2012年获得北京市第六届聋儿诗歌大赛三等奖等

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UNDERSTANDING COCHLEAR IMPLANTS

了解人工耳蜗  

Cochlear implants are a unique sound conversion device; they are the irreplaceable lifelines of these children and will continue to be so throughout their entire lives. The cochlear implant first takes in analog sound waves and transfers them into electrical signals to the speech processor. The speech processor then processes the electrical signal making it digital while stimulating the auditory nerves in the ear. The transmission/receiving stimulator will take in the processed electrical signal through the temporal scalp into the inner ear electrode, causing the electrode conduction to stimulate the nerves, producing a degree of hearing for the children. However, this signal to the brain is in no way the same as the sound we perceive. They lack many details of hearing that we hear; although we don't have the means to fully comprehend their experience –  to truly understand what their experience of hearing, you would need to have an implant of your own – it can be inferred that the sound they hear can be comparable to a malfunctioning doll voice at best. 

人工耳蜗是一种电子装置,它是这些孩子们最好的朋友。人工耳蜗虽小,但是它将陪伴孩子们一生,带领他们通向有声世界。虽然人工耳蜗在安装后就成为了人体的一部分,它的工作原理却并不简易:首先拾音器将环境声波(如说话声、碰撞声)转化为电信号传输给言语处理器,而言语处理器将对电信号进行特殊处理,使其变成可刺激耳内残存的听觉神经、引起听觉恢复的电子信号。然后装置把处理后的电子信号经过颞部头皮传输至耳内电极,再由电极传导电信号来刺激神经,使听力障碍的孩子们恢复某种程度的听觉。然而,在这些先天听力障碍的孩子们中,生活中一切美好、多样的声音,都将变成单调的声波频率。人工耳蜗的整套工作流程要压缩进一个硬币大小的容器内,可见其复杂性。由于手术的难度与成本,人工耳蜗的植入费用十分高昂,一般植入国产人工耳蜗要价都在15万人民币左右,而大多进口耳蜗则要价在20万-30万人民币之间。

THREE PHASES OF FIREFLY RECOVERY

萤火虫的三阶段救助计划

The Three Phases of Firefly Recovery is a beneficial plan to ubiquitously help the group of deaf-mute people with the primary purpose of to both physically and mentally give support to the children and young adults with hearing disabilities. Three different stages will be carried out, each aimed towards different age groups and needs. To proceed with the three phases, not only the members of the Firefly Charity will be involved, but the community will also be part of it: including students, parents, and friends. 

 

萤火虫无常康复项目励志于在精神与物质上给予听障人群,特别是那些孩子和青少年,一份关怀和帮助。此项目分为三个主要阶段,对应三个不同年龄组的需求。在执行与落实方面,不仅萤火虫慈善组织的成员将全体参与,整个社区中志同道合的学生、家长和朋友也将贡献出自己的一份力量。

REVENUE STREAMS AND METHODS OF FUNDRAISING

筹资方法

As a start-up club without any funding or means to provide for ourselves in the beginning, the first round of donations came from many eager, enthusiastic friends and family; funds were collected through a donation platform called Zhui Meng Chou (a philanthropic crowdfunding app aimed at funding dreams and helping out those in need).  

         当社团刚刚成立的时候,由于我们没有任何钱财去帮助孩子们,我们决定在追梦筹上为孩子们众筹。所以,我们的第一笔筹款来自于我们身边热情的亲戚朋友们。追梦筹是一个为有梦人设计的APP,而我们的梦想就是去尽我们最大的力量去帮助小桔灯的孩子们。

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