Photo Stories – Spring Semester 2017 – Lingyun County, Guangxi Province
Before the seminar at Lingyun High School, Auntie Jian chatted with several high school seniors who had arrived early.
Last semester, the girl in the middle wearing glasses with her hands raised was the only student who stuck with the study plan she made for herself all the way to the end of the semester.
The students raised their hands and actively responded to Auntie Jian’s proposal.
The children of Lingyun High School.
Explaining in detail the six skills high school students need in college, and checking to see that the high school students understand the rationale.
Diligently recording the main points of the discussion.
Time passes so quickly. I can still remember these students back when they were in Junior High School. And now they will soon take the College Entrance Exam.
Handing out educational grants in Lingyun High School.
Graduating seniors taking a photo with Auntie Jian.
A group of good friends capture their high school memories in a photo.
This senior high school student said excitedly that he used the methods Auntie Jian taught to overcome his fear of performing in public, and won first place in the vocal competition.
The children of Luolou Junior High School.
Handing out educational grants at Luolou Junior High school.
Interviews with new students at Luolou Junior High School.
Interview with a freshman applying to join the “Tomorrow Program”.
During the home visit, the student’s grandpa and sick younger brother were home.
The difficult road to the student’s home.
Visiting the home of a student in Luolou Junior High School.
Fortunately, the teacher leading the way is a local who was familiar with the winding path to the student’s home.
The student’s grandpa described the family’s situation to us: The father passed away ten years ago. The mother remarried, and the student has been living with their grandparents.
The student’s grandpa has a tumor on his hand, but refused to go to the hospital for examination.
The grandma cried as she described the family’s situation: The student’s father passed away, and the mother remarried. But because the family’s economic conditions were okay, we did not accept this student’s application.
As she described the family’s difficulties, grandma wiped away her tears.
Auntie Lu performing roll-call.
Officer Luo from Lingyun County said that she was touched by our visit to Lingyun High School a few days ago, and decided to volunteer with us at Luoluo Junior High School for the day.
The children are pure and thoughtful.
This child who persisted in her studies told everyone that not only did her grades improve, she was becoming more and more confident.
She developed a weekly study plan and timetable according to the method Auntie Jian had taught the day before, and shared it with everyone.
All the students carefully wrote down the key points, to help them modify their study schedules.
Thanking her for her sharing, which helped all the students.
Handing out educational grants for new students at Luoluo Junior High School.
After the seminar, I specifically asked this orphaned student to stay behind, to encourage her that we will help her finish her studies, to tell her that she can go to school without worry.
We are very pleased that the dropout rate of students in the “Tomorrow Program” has been extremely low these past few years.
The children of Lingyun County Ethnic Middle School.
She shared with everyone her learning experiences from last semester.
Last semester, this boy from Lingyun Ethnic Middle School persisted in his studies according to our agreement. As a result, his progress exceeded his expectations. But he said modestly that he still had room for improvement. He is a great example for his classmates.
After the seminar at Lingyun Ethnic Middle School, this senior who grew up without a mother asked Auntie Jian, “My father died over winter break. This has affected me a lot. The high school entrance exam is coming up, but I cannot concentrate on preparing. What should I do?”
The freshmen students at Lingyun Ethnic Middle School apply to join the “Tomorrow Program”. We talk with them one by one to understand their family situation.
The children of Jiayou Junior High School.
Teaching the seniors how to mitigate the stress of the high school entrance exam, so that they can make the final sprint for preparation.
Handing out educational grants in Jiayou Junior High School.
Hugging at good bye
Answering questions from the students after the seminar about “Where do the donations for the Tomorrow Program come from? How can I become a volunteer for the Tomorrow Program”?