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.
On Nov 23, 2015, 5 persons from Longwan visited Banlan Primary School of Dahua county. They would send warm bags supported by One Foundation to the students. With 4 hours bus, we arrived Banlan village. The school is located among hills. The principle greeted us at the gate of the school.
At noon, the students were taking snap and we saw all things were put neatly in the dorms. Boys were sleeping on the bed without covering quilts, for it was not cold.
Principle introduced the school to us. It is a boarding village school. Most of the students are Yao ethnic minority. 90% of the student stay in the school from Monday to Friday. Teacher not only have classed, but take care of students’ daily life. The conditions of the school became better in recent years. The students increased to 886 from 400. In 2015, the number reached 925. Apart from local students, children from other villages attend school here.
We brought 27 warm bags this time and some stationeries from Longwan. We hope the students like them. At 2:00 pm, the students got up and we did communications to them. They did not avoid cam. They had different expressions. When I reviewed the photos when I came back, I hope they could open a window for them one day in the future thought they live in the remote mountains. About 100 children living in poverty in Banlan Primary School are supporting target by One Foundation for warm bags.
There are 2 tooth brushes in the bag. Teacher Qi asked why there are 2 tooth brushes. The children did not know why. Qi said we should change tooth brush every 3 months. We should brush our teeth every day and protect our teeth. Each of the articles in the bag made the students could not put them down.
Original Article Written by Banai Hua, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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