We love our schools! Wesley International Academy Summer in China Programme

2015 Weisi Weiyang: 2015 China Summer Programme


Wakamo & Associates will donate $1 up to $200 with this contest.  All you have to do is visit our Facebook page, “LIKE” the page and then share this post to your own page.  We will donate up to $200 for each share this post gets on Facebook.  Also, buy your raffle tickets for your chance to win some cool prizes and ultimately support this fantastic programme!

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In the summer of 2015, 18 Wesley International Academy students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will spend 4 weeks in China and Nanjing University. All of the students selected for this trip completed an application and interview process in English and Chinese. They have all taken Chinese at Wesley International Academy for at least 4 years. During this trip, the students will further their studies in Chinese by taking daily classes at Nanjing University. They will also be fully immersed in the Chinese language and culture by exploring the community through field trips and taking enrichment classes at a local school with Chinese middle school students. Each of these students will have to raise the money to go on this trip both individually and as a group. The students, their families and friends, and the Wesley International Academy community are all thrilled for this amazing opportunity for our students! This will be the second year of this successful program.

6th grade
Kennedy H., Isabel P., Vanessa L., Grace G., Ella G., Emilia G., An Chi N., Storm D.. Brooklyn M., Cooper R. and Kaulin R.

7th grade
Adrian D., Damian H., Garrett H. and Brianna M.

8th grade
Ilan D., William G. and Cianne W.

Each of these students must raise funds for this trip. If you would like to support these students, please make a tax deductible donation online specific to this fund or by mail or participate in their group fundraisers.

Purchase raffle tickets for three separate items:

  • a Tumi bag valued at $700
  • a pearl necklace valued at $500
  • Beats Executive headphones valued at $300


The China Programme kids are selling the raffle tickets. Tickets are $5 for one and 5 for $20. Drawing to be held on February 15, 2015.



Do you shop at Kroger? It is easy to support us by registering yourKroger Plus card online at http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com and enroll to support Wesley International Academy: ID# 107599.  Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases toward WIA students’ China trip for a month of full immersion Mandarin.

If you registered last year, you must do it annually because Kroger resets its registrations. And if you haven’t registered your card, please go online and support us. A percentage of the money you spend at Kroger will help our efforts to send a Wesley International Academy student to China!

If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at any Kroger customer service desk.


To find out more about this program or how you might offer your support, please contact Anthony Chung.

To read the blog from last year’s trailblazer group, click here.

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Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

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