Teacher Cai

 

My name is Cai Mingyang, I am a volunteer teacher at Abojue Aimu Primary School. I have been teaching here for more than two years. Before this, I was a college student at Tianjin Normal University; also, I served in the fourth detachment of Armed Police Xinjiang Contingent as a police officer. Looking back to every place I went, I felt both so lucky and reluctant to leave. Then, I was even more fortunate to join this large volunteer teaching family, and come to my beloved Abojue Primary School. Everyday here is fulfilling, filled with the warmth and heat of life.

 

SAVED BY A TEACHER

Every volunteer teacher comes here with a purpose. Every one of them have goals they want to achieve, motivated by different ideas, and so do I. The reason for my choice into volunteer education might be simpler. I still remember that my health was not good when I was a child. At that time, we were still day students and needed to go home for lunch. It was about third grade, when I passed out because of the heat on my way home at noon. All I thought about was going home, so I struggled to continue crawling. Later, a visiting teacher found me and carried me home. I still do not know who that female teacher was. How I want to say thank you to her! From then on, I was more diligent in school, and I cherished and thank every teacher of mine.

 

SOWING SEEDS OF LOVE

When I was in middle and high school, the financial condition of my family wase not good, so I could only work harder. I can still vaguely remember the help I received from many different people.  As I grew up, I became more and more willing to do something helpful for others, even if it is insignificant. Yes, I have had love passed on to me by people who helped me. I want to pass on this love, to sow the seed of love. If this love grows into a little grass, it can strive on its own; if this love grows into a big tree, it can sow more seeds, and at some time in the future, they will continue to blossom, continue to spread. I chose to be a volunteer teacher because I was deeply convinced and moved by a paragraph in a volunteer education principle: “The children of the mountains have their own happiness. We do not need sympathy, but respect; we do not need patronising love, but teaching the children to love; we do not need airdropped aid packages, but communication of equality and dignity. Before the children are able to go out to explore, you and I guarantee high- quality education to their homes.” 

 


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.

WILL YOU HELP US MAKE THE DIFFERENCE?

   

Thank you to ZURU for underwriting this project.

CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

21 Women Graduated of Tailoring Skills Training

After three months of intensive training, the My First Job Tailoring Training for Women was successfully completed in Xunhua region in China. Helping local women master an employable skill is the goal of this project. After a round of intense interviews and preparation before training, the training officially began on...




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Embroidery Training Update

One of our projects for My First Job program is Embroidery Skills Training.

90 women divided in 3 different classes were initally selected to participate in the training program to learn the fine art of embriodery. Out of these 90 women, 63 women participated in the mid term exam recently.  These women come from families...




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Cherishing Hard-won Opportunities

I am Drolmatso, a student of the Husky Energy Trailoring Skills Training program. I have completed three months of skill training. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, which I will always remember.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Luo FuWei: Persevere Under Great Pressure

Luo FuWei is one of the many students who are able to continue their studies through the One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her story.

I worked extremely hard in the first semester of high school of studying nine topics....




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Refining their Tailoring Skills Through Mid-Term Assessment

After several weeks of trainings, more than half of the first tailoring courses that we launched in China for this year has been completed. 30 women are part of this My First Job Tailoring Program. Most students are active and eager to learn but due to personal capability and other factors, the learning progress of...




CHINA | SUPPORT A REMOTE VOLUNTEER TEACHER

Visiting the Students

Our volunteer teachers do not only spend time with the children in school. They also make time to get to know more about the students and understand their living conditions. Our team recently had the privilege of visiting some of the schools and seeing where some of the students live.