A student from Xuguang Middle School in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus epidemic in China, sent a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in China Gauden Galea on Tuesday, calling on young people all around the world to join hands to help people in need.
Copy of the letter sent by a Wuhan student to the WHO Representative in China Gauden Galea.
Noting that the city hardest hit by the coronavirus has gradually returned to life, the student said in the letter that he recently went to a park together with his family and for the first time enjoyed cycling on the grass under trees since the COVID-19 outbreak and could feel "how hard-won the seemingly ordinary life is."
"The world is so huge, but no one is an isolated island and the virus is the common enemy of all the mankind," the student wrote, adding "My classmates and I have a common dream to contribute to a better world."
With recyclable items like beverage bottles collected in daily garbage sorting, the students would sell them and use the money towards activities, and hoped to donate some of those money to the WHO this year. They also promised to make a donation to the organization for years to come, according to the Chinese-written letter.
"We also hope that you and the WHO can help voice our appeal to young people all over the world to join hands and do our best to help those in need," the student continued. "We are the future of the world, and we should protect the future of the world."