Despite Uncertainties

Xiangdong’s family is particularly poor in the village. His father died when he was only five years old, and his mother no longer contacted them after going out to work in the same year. He and his younger brother were raised by their grandparents.

Aside from the government subsidy, their main source of income is the tea that his grandfather (72) grows on a small piece of land. However, it’s still not enough even just for their grandmother’s (65) yearly medical treatment.

Xiangdong is part of our One More Year school scholarship program. This makes all the difference to him and his family to ensure he stays in school and complete his education.

During summer vacation, Xiangdong helped his grandfather with the farm work so that they can earn and save for his and his brother’s education. Despite the future’s uncertainties, Xiangdong remains to be a diligent child and kindhearted brother and is grateful for the help and support from the One More Year program.

With just ONE MORE YEAR ahead, we hope to continue supporting Xiangdong. Click on the links below to know how you can help.

   

 

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Songfen

"I am adopted by my parents, and I know it hasn't been easy for them since they got me. They are getting older and have weaker bodies. They worked hard to save money for my studies."




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Hardworking Daughter and Student

Despite their frugal lifestyle, Weiwei still manages to study well and get good grades while also helping out her father with farm work during summer vacation.




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One More Year for Huaifeng

Huaifeng's home is on a remote hillside, and it takes her more than an hour of walking before she can ride a bus to school. Her mother left them when she was only one year old, while her father is working as a security guard in another city. She lives with her brother and her grandparents. Any support she receives is a great help for her to finish her studies.




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Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




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Daughter Works Hard for Sick Mom

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