Longwan Caring Home is located in Dahua County, which was listed as one of the poorest counties in Guangxi Province. Longwan Caring Home is a big family consisting of orphans, single parents, and abandoned children. The normal expense of the Home is sustained by plantation, breeding, and small business.
I was lucky to know that Luoyang Charity Vocational School would admit some students from remote areas. The school has several majors as pre-school education, tourism and hotel management, e-commerce management, etc. The students who are Yao people and below 20, above 15, dropped from school with junior high school education can be admitted.
When the news came to our Home, we could not help thinking if we should win the opportunity to our children from rural areas. The children may be more useful to the society through continuing education. With discussion, we decided to visited villages and collect information from primary schools.
During the visits, we got to know many of children between 13 and 14 had dropped from school and went outside to work. Many teachers said most of Yao children in their 15 or above had gone to other provinces for their further education. It would be difficult to find the children between 15 and 20. In spite of this, 2 girls of 15 who had gone for work for 2 years found us when they heard the news and asked us to persuade their parents to let them to go to vocational school. Teacher Qi and I went to their village—Jiangnan village. It was not easy to reach, we had to climb mountains. Finally, the families agreed their children’s demands, but when we left, their parents blamed them. Their parents said they could have earned some money for the family by working in the city, but they were going to spend more money instead by going back to school. One of the girls persuaded their parents anyway by presenting a lot of facts. Low education let them earn less money than people with more education. The girl’s name is Lan Yinhua. We hope they will fulfill their dreams.
We recommended 14 children to the vocational school this time. We hope they will carry their purpose of charity forward and benefit more students with education.
Original Article Written by Banai Hua, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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