Teacher Cheng’s Hope for Her Students

Hello everyone, I’m Cheng Manyu from Huanggang, Hubei.

This is my third semester volunteering at Yire Elementary School. Why did I choose to volunteer here?

During my university days, I watched a TV program called “Top 10 Most Touching People in China,” which featured an interview with Teacher Zhang Guimei. At that time, I couldn’t believe that this teacher used her frail body to help countless girls have a different kind of life. She visited her students’ families with bandages on her hands and gave everything to her students. I was deeply moved, and her story further solidified my determination to “volunteer teach”.

From the beginning, I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to teach the students well, but later I encouraged them to participate in various extracurricular activities. Now I hope that they can have a strong inner self and be able to face problems calmly.

I teach the boys in my class to respect and protect girls and teach the girls to protect themselves when they encounter threatening situations.

I love my students very much. If Teacher Zhang Guimei is a lighthouse in the deep mountains, then I hope I can be a little star in the sky, shining a dim light to illuminate the direction for them.

 


Thank you to ZURU, GPA Global, ISNS, and supporters from Captivating’s Annual Shenzhen Charity Auction for making this program supporting 30 volunteer teachers possible. 

Over 1,200 primary school students from remote rural schools wanted us to pass on a big “thank-you” for improving their education.

                                

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