I am Yang, the preschool teacher at A Bo Jue Primary School. There are 42 children in my class. Each child is very cute and obedient, and their eyes are always shining brightly, although some children are naughty occasionally.
The first thing that my class of pre-school children do every day is to wash. Because of family conditions or traditional reasons, personal hygiene is not seen as important in their homes, so the school provides them with washing conditions and helps cultivate good personal hygiene habits.
After washing, they will study until 12 noon. Then it is lunch time. The children line up to go out to wash dishes and wash their hands, and then line up to eat. When eating, they are taught to chew slowly and not make loud noises, wash the dishes by themselves after eating, and then take a walk after lunch. At the end of the lunch break, the afternoon class will be held.
At the end of the day, all the children line up, ready to go home. Every day I am with my children. I accompany them through the spring breeze, through the summer rain, through the autumn frost, through the winter snow. I hold their hands or their clothes, I watch their smiling faces calling me teacher. This moment has surpassed many, many others.
Being able to go to school and get an education is important for the future of these children. They live a very simple and basic life and work very hard to support their daily needs. When they have teachers at school who believe in them and help them see their full potential, it makes all the difference.
One of our projects for the My First Job program in China is the Embroidery Skills Training. Behind the faces of each of the students is an encouraging story of hope and perseverance. One of them is Daretao and this is her story:
She will use this craft to subsidize her family in the future. During the training, she learned a lot when it comes to embroidery skills and knowledge about selling her creations. Now she sells her products online, and she sells them at a good price.