Photo Stories – Spring Semester 2017 – Qingchuan & Nanjiang County, Sichuan Province
Having a good memory is not as good as having a pen.
On Sunday afternoon, Qingchuan High School students had a discussion at the school conference room.
Giving out scholarships at Qingchuan High School.
Beautiful Qingchuan county after the reconstruction.
Only 17 students in Qingchuan High School are supported by the Tomorrow Program now. Next year after their graduation the 10 year program will end here.
Grade 12 students said that today was the last class of 6 years support.
Giving scholarships and blessings to grade 12 students.
Saying good-bye to grade 12 students.
Grade 11 students are aware of the importance of managing their emotions. They ask for one more class next semester.
Nanjiang Xialiang junior high school is located in the mountains.
Students from Xialiang are listening carefully. The girl with glasses got a great score even though she has severe hearing impairment. Aunty Jane is teaching a learning method and standing right in front of her.
Giving out scholarships to Xialiang Junior high school students.
There is not much in the house, some sweet potatoes in a pile. They raised a few chickens, but only for to pay for the child’s bus fare once a week.
The grandparents are old and poor. The adoptive father has serious epilepsy but still has to go out to work to raise the adopted child.
Comforting and encouraging the silent crying child.
A grade 7 girl who needs to walk 1.5 hours on a mountain path to get home from school.
Mountain path on the way home.
The sod house is dilapidated, but with parents it’s still a warm home.
Inside the house!
The cute boy had the courage to answer the question, but was so shy he had to use the microphone so students in the back would hear him.
The children are sad about their lives, with low self-esteem and anxiety about homework and other things. This class is teaching them how to manage their emotions.
The father of one of the students (middle) worked hard to build a brick house, but got pneumoconiosis. He has a loan that isn’t paid off.
The student’s home is on the other side of the river.
This excellent student in Shangliang Junior High School is an orphan.
Students who are raising their hands finished this semester’s study plan last night before going to bed.
This girl is telling the class how she persisted in her goal last year and made progress.
Giving out scholarships at Shangliang Junior High School.
Shangliang Junior High School students have an early meeting at the playground.
Shangliang Junior High School is away from the big city, so the children are innocent.
These students carefully write down a point of the speech.
Answering children’s questions.