A dorm at school
Rainbow Village Help Center is a TFish Associate Member. It was established for the purpose of giving glasses to impoverished children.
Location: Longkou Primary School of Funing, Yunnan Province
Visit time: November 2, 201
When we began to see outlines of houses spread across the mountain, we realized we were finally nearing the Longkou Primary School. The school principal and teachers were waiting for us when we arrived. They prepared meals for us and also gave us an introduction to the teachers, students, and their parents. Some of the teachers are Zhuang ethnic minority who have been in the area for several years. They stayed to help Yao ethnic minority children living in the mountainous areas adapt to the outside world.
We had planned to set out early next morning, but the principal insisted that he would accompany us down the mountain. He hoped that we would leave after watching the morning exercises done by the students. A horn woke up the children at 6 in the morning. They did their morning exercises, and then they lined up to get water to wash themselves. After that, they had breakfast, which consisted of porridge, instant noodles, and a jar of pickled vegetable.
It was getting cold, but the children were still wearing sandals. In fact, if it weren't for the provisions by the school, they wouldn't be wearing any shoes. Their families are too poor to afford a pair of shoes. Some of the children had to walk more than ten miles of mountainous road in their sandals, braving chilly wind to get to school.
Original article written by Jun Wang, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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