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.
It took us a lot of time to go to Nongyou Primary School from the main road. Fortunately, Youqi primary school was not far from where we were.
Bird's-eye view: Youqi Wanquan primary school.
We asked about the eggs and rice program at the school. We also checked the children's dormitory. They have no decent bedding, and some of them even sleep in the floor. Their towels and basins are old and ragged.
I talked with a volunteer teacher about his recent condition and feelings about working here. There is no internet here, so he spends most of his spare time reading. Now his salary is 1,200 yuan per month, but he said he felt happy to be with these children. He also told me that though children could have free lunch and eggs, many children still feel hungry at times. I suppose then, children are growing quickly now, so the free lunch and eggs may not be enough for them.
The children there are thin, and they are in ragged old clothes, which have not been washed for some time. Many of them still wear sandals now.
On our way back, Mr. Fang showed us another teaching spot-Nongyin Primary School. It is located in the steep mountains where cars cannot drive. They have to take things into Nongin by manual work or use cattle. Due to our tight schedule, we cannot visit them this time.
Original article was written by June Wang, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Isabel Auyeung and Lauren Kam.
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