ongwan 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.
Lu Fengchao was a shy girl when she came to Longwan Home. She did not speak. She even messed her pants with her urine and excrement. After living in Longwan for a semester, she became cheerful. Luo Shengshi is a naughty boy. He likes hanging around Longwan and touch things. He has 2 elder brothers and 2 younger brothers. They live and study in Longwan. Luo Shenghua is Luo Shengshi’s little brother. His nickname is A Fu. He would correct his teacher that his name is Luo Fu instead of Luo Shenghua. He always follow his brothers. Lu Shanshan is the youngest child. She is only 2 and cannot speak. She would cry if she was unhappy. Ban Lina has a princess name, but she behaved as a boy. She is independent and stubborn.
By autumn semester of 2015, Longwan has had 137 students. 63 (34 are boys and 29 are girls) of them are in kindergarten. 16 of them are from single parent family and 5 are orphans.
Keeping accompany during kindergarten period is important. To promote the base education in rural areas and make up the blank for childhood education, we built Long Wan Kindergarten. The kindergarten has registered as a legal kindergarten in Dahua county in 2012.
Out kindergarten is boarding management model. The children live in Longwan Kindergarten. Some of children can reunion with their families during summer or winter holidays. Some of them stay in Longwan all year around. Our staff have to act as different roles. They do not have strict on or off work, nor work days or holidays.
Education and health care are also the problems that Loangwan has to face.
Original article written by Aihua Ban, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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