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Tongji student volunteers for FIFA  

2014-06-29 19:46:15|  分类: 默认分类 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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Zhang Ermu is in the stadium for his volunteer job.

A Tongji University journalism student, Zhang Ermu, joined four other Chinese in volunteering for the Brazilian FIFA World Cup, and the only one of the five to be in Rio’s Maracana Stadium for the remainder of the 40 days of competition.

Every morning, Zhang, who is a sophomore, goes to the media center in the stadium, where  he and other volunteers are sent to do all sorts of trivial things. One of the daily jobs is to handle different types of day passes to let reporters do their interviews, then hand them out. When he posted his Rio stories on a Tongji’s official social media account, he explained, “I headed towards the media center at 6:30am and squeezed myself into a crowded subway.”

Another blog entry went, “One German guy just asked me if I wasn’t bored doing this kind of work. What’s the point of doing it after taking a 30-hour flight? I told him that every single piece of work matters, whether it’s big or small.”

The volunteer work also came with some opportunities to watch the games free, he wrote in one blog, “I can watch the games for free and do volunteers work since I just stand exactly behind goal in case some excited reporters run onto the field.”

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Zhang’s FIFA World Cup volunteer ID.

Bit of luck 
Zhang applied for the job back in the summer of 2012, after the college entrance exam, when he chanced on a public volunteer announcement, then, it wasn’t until just this March that he got a letter from the Brazilian organizing committee telling him that he was in.

But, “It’s been such a long journey getting here,” he wrote, while describing the journey to Rio as a “lucky” one, then adding, “I’m thrilled because I stood out among nearly 200,000 applicants and I’m one of only five Chinese here. So I guess I’m pretty lucky.”

Still, despite of his hard work, the committee only provides him with a free lunch, which means Zhang has to pay for just about everything else. Still, he goes on to note, “I feel really lucky to have such supportive parents, who paid for my living expenses and return flight. So, here I am.” 

Unfortunately, during the World Cup, accommodations in Brazil went sky high because of the tourist rush, but, Zhang adds philosophically, “Luckily, I found an affordable home stay in Rio online and the hosts are Chinese, who are every nice and cook me Brazilian black beans dishes.”

Beyond volunteering 
Aside from the volunteer work, Zhang managed to make good use of his Brazilian stay, making friends from around the world and exploring a really vibrant city. Besides, he is also a student journalist for the World Cup for his university and posts cool photos and interesting stories on a daily basis on its social media account.

And, after all, he writes, using a quote from a fellow volunteer, “I ‘m a sports fan, so naturally I want to be part of it and I want to learn more about the world better.”

This just might be a reflection of Zhang’s own thinking.

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