Loving Public Welfare Association of Anding District，Dingxi City of Gansu Province is consisted of teachers and students from universities, which is engaged in helping vulnerable groups by means of voluntary services.
Even when life gets dark, our hearts are still as bright as the sun. We recently visited the Gaoshan Primary School of Tongwei county.
Tongwei is located in the middle of Gansu province. It is in the gully area of Loess Plateau at 1410-2522 meters above sea level. Most of area is exposed without vegetation coverage. The area lacks water and is often hit by natural disasters.
The view alongside the road is bleak in the winter wind. It’s about 130 kilometers between Dingxi city and Gaoshan Primary School. There were a few students walking towards the school.
When we arrived at the school with schoolbags, dictionaries and sports supplies donated by Water Drop Public Welfare, the children had been sitting in the classrooms. The school is small, but clean. According to the teacher, there are 53 students and 7 teachers. Some of students are left-behind children. We were sorry to hear this.
When the bell rang, the students came out of classrooms. They smiled when they saw their brand new schoolbags and dictionaries. Holding schoolbags and dictionaries in their hands, they seemed thoughtful. I asked an 8-year child what use he would get out of the dictionary. He told me seriously that it would be the best teacher, especially when he did not know to write a certain word. He said again that the schoolbag was very nice and he liked it. I saw the gratitude in his eyes. The children have not been intimidated by the harsh environment, nor by their poor lives. They are steadfast and eager to learn.
Original article written by Jingtian Yao, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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