My first close contact with migrant laborers, who work at construction site, is attributed to more than two hours from the charity bazaar on Sunday. For me, the life of those people is too distant and I have only learned somewhat from the news. Thanks to the charity bazaar, I really got to know more about their life-- the dust, the tiredness, the lunch box, and the shabby place they live in. All of those things are just as remote as in another world. Since I have always been taken care of by my parents, I did not know how cruel the society is! Though short, the charity bazaar touched my heart and I lose myself in my thoughts.
When picking out clothes at the charity bazaar, the migrant laborers only ask whether the clothes are wear-resistant and offer good movement. I have found that they only have small bills like 1yuan and 5yuan. One man can not afford a pair of trousers since he only gets $.63 at hand. Adding to this, streamed bun is and will always be their dinner for weeks and months. I feel very sad from what I have seen and learned. Their life is too tough that common people can not understand. By the way, I greatly admire the work done by the volunteers of Mulan. They have a high spirit of dedication. For example, a girl volunteer, was patiently telling one of the children at the construction site that he can go to the Work University to learn skills and that guitar lessons were free.
They have built many buildings and promoted the development for the city. However, their life pace does not follow the pace of the city. NGOs like Mulan can not radically resolve their problems, but they do help a lot. Given the chance, I would like to join volunteer activities alike and learn more about those people’s life.
I have learned a lot from the charity bazaar. I now know that there is a group of people in the society who really need our care and help and have the same right to pursue happiness. I have known that once the goal is set, one can never give it up, no matter how tough the process is. Wisdom can defeat anything. I have known that life is more complicated than I have ever thought. One needs to be as strong as the root, which struggles all the time to absorb nutrients. After all, I have known that people who work are people who should be respected since they must have gone through many thick and thin situations in life. Last but not least, where there is friend, there is happiness along the way to success.
I would like to show my gratitude to Mulan, because it provides me the chance to help those migrant laborers and learn the hard part of life. I hope Mulan will become better and better. Also, I hope that people from all walks of life can pay much more attention to this group of people and let them feel the love from this society.
- Translated by volunteer Liuqing, Edited by intern Imperia Mendoza
Story link: www.toumingyu.org/Rainy/story/5995/
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