By Ryan Hutchison
Ruan and I have been here for a few days. They’ve been hectic but amazing! Our first two days were spent in Shanghai visiting Solar Ear – a social enterprise business that employs 6 deaf workers making hearing aids that can be recharged by the sun. We spent time visiting and meeting with our Project Access partners, and observed an interpreter training session held on Sunday. Professional interpreting is not established enough yet in China for people to make a sustainable living through interpreting jobs alone, so they must have other jobs and therefore receive training from Project Access on Sundays – typically the only day off for professionals here in Shanghai.