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. Read more about this organization here.
Last week, I was very glad to be informed that Mr. Chao and his wife would be going to the Xingzhi Xiaononggong Art Workshop the next day, and I was very excited to meet them in person. I wanted to thank them for ridding 179 children of CHD and getting families out of poverty and suffering as well.
This was my second time to the Xingzhi Xiaononggong Art Workshop. I saw Mr. Chao and his wife talking with teacher Gu, the founder of the art workshop. They were very happy to see me. The couple was very amiable and easy to approach. We exchanged presents with each other, and representing my team and families who received help from their foundation, I sincerely thanked them for their endeavor to help families in difficulties and encourage our volunteers all the time.
Then Mr. Chao and his wife came to see the migrant workers’ children, who were learning how to paint in the yard. Seeing those children engage themselves in painting, Mr. and Mrs. Chao were very pleased and talked with teacher Gu about how to further develop this workshop and help more children like those kids.
As I saw them pay great attention to these children’s education, I also thought a lot about it. There are over 8 million migrant workers in Beijing, but it is very difficult for their children to get an education equal to that of the local children. Persons like Mr. Chao, his wife, and teacher Gu try to help them, but alone they cannot solve such a serious problem. Therefore, groups like Transparent Fish have helped a lot in dealing with the problem but it is still far from enough. We all hope volunteers of NGOs will make more efforts to help more children to get equal opportunity for education.
Original article was written by Zhongying Li, translated by Shishi Ma, and edited by US interns Emily Cheng and Ally Nguyen.
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