Xingzhi Migrant Art School is a non-profit organization that offers art lessons for the children of migrant workers who otherwise would not have this opportunity. This update was written by Director Gu, the founder of and a teacher at the Art School in Beijing.
“A heart full of gratitude, I am thankful to have you! Accompanying me my entire life, giving me courage to be myself. A heart full of gratitude, I am thankful for fate, the flower blossoms and falls, but I will cherish them the same.” This song made me understand that there will be no warmth without sunlight and no life without water, and without them both the colorful world would not exist.
Because of the dreams we share for change, children from different provinces come together to form "Little Workers" under the leadership of Teacher Gu. Each student is fighting for the continuation and growth of this home. We are setting up more and more courses with the development of Little Workers.
We would like to thank Transparent Fish Fund for sending us help when we most needed it. With the support of TFish, we are able to study peacefully and grow happily as children of parents who leave home to seek work in the cities. We are able to attend graphical design classes and English classes.
During this time, we also learned to write our stories in the Transparent Fish Blog. At first, we did not understand how the blog worked and could not post pictures of ourselves, so we would always be late on deadlines. TFish’s staff would remind us and patiently teach us, allowing us to grow and learn.
Sometimes I think we are very lucky children. No matter where and when, there are always people who care about and support us, who understand our situation, and who believe in our potential. We realize that a lot of our lives are pieced together by their love and kindness.
We now study well and grow up happily. We will repay those who helped us with our accomplishments in the future.
Original article written by Xiaochen Gu, translated by Allison Zhang, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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