Rainbow Village Help Center is a TFish Associate Member. It was established for the purpose of giving glasses to impoverished children.
The two brothers also got to participate in our annual conference themed Love Passing-On. The children and I dressed up as pandas and made various poses. They played along happily. The next event was to raise money for the construction of a warm house for the children. The goal of the fundraising project was 25,000 RMB, and most of the items to be auctioned off were handicrafts made at a special education school.
Tang Jing is a pretty girl with a speaking disability. She hoped to share her love with the two brothers with her artwork—a little vase, that ended up being sold for 500RMB.
Xu Yongsheng, an introvert boy with a hearing impairment, has a great gift in making mud sculpture. His work, a sculpture of Buddha, sold for 3200RMB.
The art flower pieces (bottom right), made by children with speaking or hearing disabilities, also sold at high prices. Despite their disabilities, the children created miracles with their hands and aesthetic perceptions.
In total, 33000RMB was raised from the auction. 25000RMB of the sum and 10000RMB from governmental subsidy will be used to construct a house for the two brothers, and the remaining 8000RMB will be used for the children’s school education. The money will be kept and supervised by their teacher and volunteers.
The house was completed before the Chinese New Year. The new house covers 86 square meters, just behind the old one. Although they did not yet have daily necessities in the house and windows were not installed, the children and their grandfather already moved in. The labor service was offered by the local villagers and the children.
The two brothers and their grandfather finally have a warm home. The volunteers brought them gifts for the Chinese New Year. Zezhi did not have clothes and shoes and we will be donate some for him after the festival.
Original article written by Quandi Cheng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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