Photo Stories – Fall Semester 2015 – Lingyun County, Guangxi Province
Roll call at Lingyun Ethnic Middle School; student stands up, bow and say “Present” out loud, these student have shown the impeccable politeness in the class roll call.
Three students of the “Tomorrow Program” at Lingyun Ethnic Middle School.
There wasn’t any way to reach the front door of the student’s home, except by only grasping onto the wall and treading on the stones cautiously to get there.
A single mother works in a drapery shop in the county; takes us to her home on the opposite side of the river by going across the bridge.
On our way to the home visit, a photo is taken with the volunteers on the rope bridge.
Aunty Lin and Brother Jiang of TCL distributes the small English/Chinese dictionaries to all the students of the “Tomorrow Program”.
The boy is more confident in senior high compared to when he was in junior high, he put up his hand and stood up to express himself boldly.
Aunty Lin teaches the students to identify priorities and how to manage time effectively.
Our junior high 3rd level students got admitted into the Lingyun Senior High School, becoming the 1st senior high students of the “Tomorrow Program”.
This 3rd level junior high girl, Law Lou, was sobbing during the last semester because of the major changes at home, was admitted into Lingyun Senior High School smoothly . Her injured father is recovering slowly, as a devoted family girl she can feel at ease in senior high now.
Aunty Lin is interviewing this senior high student who applied for sponsorship funds.
This “Tomorrow Program” student graduated from Gia Yu Junior High School (She could have focused on continuing her education in the province’s Bai Shi Senior High School) but she has to select Lingyun Senior High School in order to obtain the additional school benefits due to her impoverished family’s situation, hope this hug would give her some support and encouragement and to ease her helpless sadness.
This senior high 1st level student ask us to provide guidance for her sister, who just started junior high school but does not like to study.
Uncle zhuo interviewing a new student.
This student’s father passed away, her mother is blind, and her sister (in the middle) almost completed her education, but had to stay home to look after her mother.
Comforting the sad mother and sister.
The student’s: mother left home, father is in prison, raised by grandparents, depressed grandfather often drinks and spanks the child.
Brother Xiao Jiang telling his growing up story to the children.
Jiayou Junior High 1st level girl hugged Aunt Lin to say goodbye.
Brother Xiao Jiang teaching the children the “Praise” exercise.
We divided the students into two groups, each group and volunteers discussed the same topic and share their group experience afterwards, students take this opportunities to learn how to love themselves and how to set their learning objectives.
Aunt Lin’s group is assigning a “speaking representative”.
The representative of Aunt Lin’s group is talking about the summary of the discussion and experience, the children making notes.
She shares her class work arranged by Aunt Tricia: and also set clear objectives, and goals, and develops a method to achieve them for the semester.
The Children taking important notes during the discussion.
Group photo of the Jiayou Junior High’s students and Brother Xiao Jiang.
... Aunt Jane, I will work really hard…
Lingyun Ethnic Middle School‘s children learning the "Praise" exercise, praising the left and right sides students and self acclaim!
Lingyun Ethnic Middle School’s excellent junior 3rd level student shared with her classmates her goal is to get into the top ten this semester.
Lingyun Ethnic Middle School’s children are brilliant’
The children request Aunt Lin’s autograph on the English/Chinese dictionary.
Volunteers discussing the applications of several freshman eligibility to join the "Tomorrow Program" carefully.
On the way to a home visit.
A student’s grandfather telling about his family’s situation.
A child’s grandfather (1st right) has a slight mental disability, he can only do simple farming, all the family affairs are handled by the crippled grandmother.
The child’s home.
The children are saying: "I am really nice...", learning the “Praise” exercise which will bring them positive energy.
Luolou Middle School’s children concentrate in listening to stories.
To motivate children to speak up and to share is one of our goal’s commitment.
Aunt Lin and Brother Xiao Jiang teach the children the learning method.
Aunt Lin solves problems for the children.
The children of Luolou Middle School.
This Luolou Middle School asked Aunt Jane to stand still, and she take’s one step backward to bow deeply, then hug her to say goodbye in tears. I am really touched!