Yichang Civil Public Student creates caring hearts to fund for families with children with special needs deep in the mountains. They hope that through their efforts and dedication, children can find happiness through learning.
One afternoon in January, I received Jia Mang’s call on my way to Bama in Guangxi Province. He said he dropped by my apartment to return some money. Upon arriving at Bama at 5 PM I received another call from Futao’s mother. Futao is a student from Liu Ping Primary School. She said that something has been wrong with her lungs recently and that she was going to pray at a Buddhist temple. She also suggested me to do the same. I told her that I was fine and thanked her for her concern. I also told her that we had found a sponsor for her son and that we would support him to continue his education.
The next day, another young guy named Wolf called me and said they were preparing a public service activity. They hoped to partner with us and asked if we could find any children in need. With joy, I told him I would make some home visits when my job got out and would let him know as soon as possible.
While I was walking through the village, a child came up to me, reached out his hands, and asked for money. Soon, several children gathered around me, all asking for money. I got upset and saw an old man with white beards standing in front of a shack. I greeted him and looked into the shack, hoping to talk to him, but he reached out his hand and also asked for money. I was overwhelmed
The first child who asked for money kept following me, so I asked him to show me his school. There was a school with only one classroom. 50 children of several grades had to share a classroom and a teacher.
Original article written by Jie Zhang, translated by Maggie li and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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