Photo Stories – Spring Semester 2016 – Napo County, Guangxi Province
A student from Napo Ethnic Middle School reading inspirational and motivational quotes from the notebook of a former Napo student, Su Yanting, to the class
A girl from Napo Ethnic Middle School shyly shares her experience and joy about her improved academic performance last semester
Volunteers waiting in front of a student’ s home for the parents to return from the farm fields
The teacher from Napo Ethnic Middle School who accompanied us warned us to be careful of the dogs
As the student’ s mother described the home situation, our volunteer carefully took notes
The thin pieces of bamboo paneling could not stop the cold winds of early spring
Comforting the student’ s mother, who wished she could provide better for her child
The students of Napo Ethnic Middle School listening attentively and taking notes
Tianjin TEDA Volunteers Brother Zhiqi teaching the students of Napo Ethnic Middle School English
Zhiqi is a high school senior, and will soon be going to the United States for university
We met the student’ s grandmother on the road. Zhiqi wanted to carry the wood for grandma, but she declined
To give the students the correct guidance, we need to understand their family situation and state of mind
Because the father was working in another province, the mother had to farm, do housework, and take care of the young children and the infirm grandfather (center)
The roads connecting the village to other towns and villages as part of the country’ s national infrastructure project were basically complete
Brother Zhiqi giving tips to the students on how to memorize English vocabulary
The assiduous and earnest attitude of the students at Longhe Junior High School moved us
How much courage it must take for these simple and shy children to hug someone in public!
We deliver our love along with the education grants into the hands of the children
The little boy said, "Auntie Jian, I will work very hard!"
Visiting a student’ s home
Most buildings in the village are now made of concrete. This student’ s home was one of the few remaining wood tile houses.
The decrepit building no longer provides much shelter from the rain and wind
We told the parents, "No matter how difficult the economic situation, please let your child stay in school. We will support their education until they graduate high school."
Dingye Township is located in the valley, the temperature was several degrees higher than the county seat
The children of Dingye Junior High School
This senior from Longhe Junior High School said, "Auntie Jian, I will study hard for the high school entrance exam. I will see you at Napo High School next semester!"
The two best students at Dingye stayed until the end before reluctantly saying goodbye
Brother Zhiqi gave this senior student, who aspired to be admitted to Baise High School, a hug for encouragement
Inspirational and motivational quotes recorded by a former student at Longhe Junior High School, Su Yanting
All high school students are under enormous academic pressure. Auntie Jian used the motivational quotes from the notebook of Napo graduate Su Yanting to encourage the students.
A high school student asking Zhiqi questions about English
He felt that he did not agree with some of the things his father said and did, and wanted advice on what to do as a son
Both of her parents did hard labor in faraway places. The three children had lived alone for many years. After receiving her educational grant, this junior student wanted to donate two hundred yuan to the Tomorrow Program. Auntie Jian declined gently.
Zhiqi earnestly prepared material for the English class and taught the high school students in the classroom
After the discussion, the students surrounded Zhiqi to ask him about questions they had gotten wrong on the exam