Wild Lily Foundation is an NGO that focuses on supporting school children with generally low nutrient intake, and helping them to balance their physical and mental developments.
June Wang’s Diary Book
Time: 30th October, 2012
Corporate Institution: Rattlebush Union for Public Services
Person in charge: Fang Xiaogang
Project: Egg Plan for Shengli Primary School
We departed at 8:30. We walked on a smooth road with beautiful scenery for several miles. Then, we began to climb a rugged mountain path.
Two hours later, we arrived at Shengli Primary School.
The elementary school has three small buildings, and is surrounded by mountains.
The village health center is located nearby and provides service for the school.
The gray building is being renovated into a kitchen.
This is a picture of the principle and us together.
Lunchtime begins at 11:00, and everyone assembles before the teaching building and dismisses for their meal. Below is an image of the prepared meals.
For lunch, every team’s representative picks up a dish of poon choi, a radish fried mince meat, and shares it with his team members.
Some children pack their own lunch boxes.
The girls are having their lunch in their dormitory.
These are the girls’ tools for washing their faces and brushing their teeth.
The students usually have eggs for breakfast.
This machine can steamed 360 eggs at once and hold just enough for the 349 students here.
These eggs are bought from Dahua Town and shipped from Yunnan.
After lunch, all the students return back to their classrooms and the teacher distributes one egg to everyone. Some children did not eat the egg, but instead drew, played, or saved the egg for their families.
They were all surprised at our arrival and were very happy to see us.
Yunyun is talking with them about the egg.
They all are happy. Supported by the poverty-relief fund of National Nine-year Compulsory Education, these children can have a free lunch but it doesn’t benefit the children in kindergarten. So our “Egg plan” and “Rice Plan” is for these children. They sometime feel hungry with a large amount of exercise. And they still wore sandals or no shoes at all despite the cool weather. What a pity! But they all felt satisfied and happy to enjoy their break time.
At 12:30, we left Shengli Primary School and a few villagers smiled at us.
For more pictures, please visit the Victory Primary School.
Original Article written by June Wang, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Lauren Kam and Sophia Huang.
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