Yunmeng Volunteers Association is in Hubei Province and works with poor students, which aims to verify the students’ situation and find sponsors to help them with living expenses, psychological counseling, etc.
The day that the Volunteers Associated planned to visit Ju Yan, it was raining and cold. It took time to walk to the village where Ju Yan lives. We met her at the entrance of the village. She was very thin, but she gave us warm greetings.
Her grandparents died early and her mother left the family. Her father works in the city and can only come home once a year.
Ju Yan has to take care of herself and the empty house. She had to cook, wash and go to school by herself. Everything has to be done by her. She is 8, but she has become much more mature than her contemporaries.
The only electrical equipment in the house are an electric cooker and a 10-inch TV, which was damaged long ago. She hopes to one day have a new TV that she can see people on.
Original article written by Qunbo Zhou, translated by Maggie Li, edited by Yanyan Zhang
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