Compassion Nayong Public Welfare is based on Nayong, a poverty-stricken area in Guizhou Province. Taking the network as the platform, it carries out various public welfare activities to aid education.
Before writing the story, I read a story about a patient with congenital heart disease. Her name is Le Er. The family of 4 suffer from different diseases. The poor family fell into desperation. Thanks to the support of TFish, treatment for Le Er became possible. I could not help sighing: a family cannot have happiness before the disease has been cured. According to the materials for Caring Children in Difficulty, I found most of the children were abandoned by the families due to major illness or parents’ illness. Some of the family were left with heavy debts, which led the poverty of the family.
This is a girl named Xiao Qian. She is 9 and in grade 2.
For half a hours staying in her family for the survey, she kept silent, standing aside and staring the social workers were writing. She was asked to take photos and she was listening to her fathers’ narration for the family situation without a word. She did not smile or showed any curious during the whole process. She seemed no interests in anything.
Her father is a middle-aged peasant. He was crippled in a medical accident when he was a child. He married Xiao Qian’s mother when he was 37.
When Xiao Qian was 4, her mother got serious illness. When she was sent to the hospital in the county, the doctors were reluctant to admit. Her father and relatives were peasants and they furthest place they had gone was the county. They did not know how to handle the situation and took her mother back to the village. Her mother died the next day, leaving Xiao Qian and her sister who was less than a year old. Her father could not do manual work. They made living with government subsidies (200RMB a month) and help of their relatives.
Now the girls are growing up. Xiao Qian goes to primary which is compulsory education. Her sister goes to kindergarten which needs about 200RMB per month. Her father had to borrow money for their school education. He did not know if he could send Xiao Qian’s sister to kindergarten next semester. Her father hoped we can include her sister into the support list.
10 days after the materials’ distribution for the children in difficulty, volunteer called to Xiao Qian’s father. He was grateful. He said the child was happy about the materials. For instance, they had never seen desk lamp before.
10 chickens are survived with the care of her father. Her father said it was his first time to receive materials. For the materials, the children had strong sense of belongs. They are their gifts, and they would like to take care of them well.
Original article written by Yan Song, translated by Maggie Li and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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