Photo Stories – Spring Semester 2017 – Jingxi County, Guangxi Province
It is graduation season. Aunty Jane and students are reviewing together how to apply national student loan and travel allowance after university admission.
High school students are taking the freshman notes.
Aunt Lu is sharing her own experience of preparing the university entrance exam during senior year.
Guole Junior High School lost many students because many families sent their children to other counties or Longlin Junior High School.
Aunt Jane told a story to teach children to understand their own value.
The children take the moral of the story seriously.
One of the students’ home is a tile-roofed house in the middle of the new homes.
Her Grandpa’s right eye is blind.
One of the children’s homes in Kuixu.
To better help the child, we need to learn her family’s condition.
The windows are covered only with board because the subsidy from the government is not enough to rebuild the dangerous house completely.
Students in Kuixu
The orphan in Kuixu hugs Aunt Jane in tears.
The student’s home in Longlin does not have much.
There is only a piece of plastic covering as a wall.
On the way back to school after Home Visit, we took the opportunity to speak with the children to encourage and warm up to them.
The students in Longlin
After the discussion at Longlin Junior High School, we had private talks with 6 orphans.
To these children, care and companions are more important than grants.
We met a 90-year-old grandmother who was carrying a big sickle and was planning to work in the farm.
The grandmother and mother of the family (left one, two) don’t speak Mandarin. Optimistic child (she was adopted) was telling her story and family conditions.
On the way to Home Visiting in Nanpo County.
The mother is telling us her family condition.
A family of four has been living in this house built with tree branches and trunks for many years.
here is no restaurant in Nanpo Township. Teachers cooked for us in the newly completed teacher dormitory.
Before the students’ arrival, two TCL volunteers are putting scholarship into the envelopes.
The students in Nanpo Junior High School.
Giving out scholarships.
Comforting the orphans.
Aunt Jane asked the two orphans from the same village to encourage and take care of each other.
Big Sister Sun Cheng form TCL is teaching Napo students how to improve their memory and reading.
Big Sister Yang Yang from TCL is teaching students how to exercise good time management.
She is sharing her learning objectives that she made last night.
Nanpo students like the 2 Big Sisters.
Big Sister Sun’s recommendation on reading methods for high school students was helpful.
High school students with big laughs.
Big Sister Yang Yang and high school students.
A Grade 12 student asked, “To be in the college is like to enter a small society. We would come in contact with more and more people. How should we handle the “right or wrong” issues? Situations like if we should help when a senior fall down.”
Big Sister wrote a sample of timetable on the blackboard for students’ reference.
A grade12 girl asked that she is having a lot of anxiety, pressure and worries. What could she do?
Jingxi High School graduates and volunteers.
After six years of teaching and companionship, they have tears in their eyes when they have say good-bye.
After six years of teaching and companionship, they have tears when they say good-bye.
Hug and good -bye
During the discussion, he asked: “If I get admitted to the university, may I finish 2 years military service first?” We analyzed the situation for him and told him to make his own decision. At farewell he said,”Aunt Jane, I’ve decided! I will finish my university course then contribute to the country.”
The students and Big Sister.
Home Visiting at Ande Junior High School.
The student’s mother is talking about her family situation.
he student’s brick house is so small compare to the neighbor’s 2 stories building. The 90 degrees humped senior is another student’s grandmother.
The house is still with gravel floor.
Discussion at Ande Junior High School.
She was one of the best students in the county last semester. She worried that her family can not support her to go to high school. We explained the many subsidies that are available to her.
Scholarship granting at Ande Junior High School.