Rainbow Village Help Center is a TFish Strategics Member. It was established for the purpose of giving glasses to impoverished children.
Longmen Primary School is in Wenshan City in Yunnan Province. There are 7 classes with 270 students. One of the teachers has just resigned.
180 students live in the school, so the teachers take care of the students, giving them breakfast and water (unfortunately there is a water quota because of a local water shortage). The teachers also have to do home visits for drop-out students at the beginning of the semester. What the teachers are really concerned about is that there are no music, PE or English classes for the students. Currently, they are not able to provide such classes. In addition, only a few students complete their 9-year compulsory education because of geographical distance and lack of parental awareness.
Ruan Chengyi is a 15-year-old orphan. He has dropped out of school for 2 years in order to take care of his grandmother. His grandmother got a serious illness 2 years ago. Ruan Chengyi had to come home for help and then he helped the family to do some field work.
Tang Yonggui is an orphan. He could have lived at school, but he had given up the opportunity. It takes about 4 hours to go and back from school. We did not understand at the beginning. We learned later that he has a 20-year-old sister with language handicap who has never been educated at school. He also has a 15-year-old younger sister who also never went to school. Their grandparents can only afford him to go to school. The child valued the opportunity, but he had to go back home every day for help.
Original article written by Quandi Cheng, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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