Students at WMA ignite their entrepreneurial and philanthropic spirits with one inspired (and delicious) project.
On Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. students will be selling dumplings to hungry patrons at The Taste of Wilbraham held on WMA’s campus. The dumplings are being made and sold by the Social Entrepreneurship Class who decided to help The Yunnan Ethnic Minority School Project (YEMS), raise money for this summer's trip.
YEMS, founded by Mengdie Melody Liu '12, is a cross-cultural volunteer program. The volunteers have the opportunity to teach and inspire students in an under-privileged village in Yunnan Province, China through games, stories and cross-cultural exchanges. The underlying purpose is to give the children of Yunnan Province hope.
Though the students selling dumplings are not going to Yunnan themselves (with the exception of Irene Gao '14), they see the importance of supporting a global and charitable mission.
Cari Manghan ’13 explains they will be selling them directly to the WMA community as well. “We are also taking orders from faculty and staff, and we hope to sell more dumplings on Friday, May 10 during lunch periods.”
Prices for dumplings are $5 for eight dumplings with the exception of the pork & shrimp, which are $6 for eight. Other varieties include chicken & scallions, pork & corn, pork & leak, vegetarian and turkey & kale.