Tianqin: Opening Doors and Pursuing Dreams

18 April 2022 | One More Year Scholarship Program

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

Family Burden

My family lives in a rural area. My father is too old to work so our family relies on my older brother. However, he also has a family of his own now, with two children to send to school. My older sister also got married at an early age because she can no longer go to school. I almost dropped out as well when I was in junior high school but I fought hard to continue my studies. My father was the only one who supported me; we borrowed money from our relatives just so I can continue. This made me feel very uncomfortable and felt that I became a burden. Your support not only saved me, by also relieved my family’s urgent needs. I am very grateful for your help.

Continuously Growing and Excelling

I am in my second year now of studying e-commerce in a vocational school. I learned a lot of things, such as picture processing and video editing, among others. I even won an Excellence Award in an online shop art competition held by the school in May 2021. In November, my work got into the semi-finals of the dynamic graphics competition organized by a charity foundation. I also learned about the process of opening a shop online, the method of delivering goods live, information on the express industry, basic principles of sales, and network marketing which basically teaches me how to open a store on the Internet and sell goods. Learning all these made me think that it was right for me to persist in my studies. I want to go to a higher vocational college to improve myself and my family’s living conditions.

Thanks to my sponsor through the One More Year Program, I was able to realize my dream of going to school.

“You allowed me to travel thousands of miles, read thousands of books, make thousands of friends, and learn a thousand things.”

 

You gave me not only material help, but also spiritual support and care. It made me feel that aside from my relatives, many people care about and support me. Thank you very much! I will study harder and become a person like you after graduation, and help more impoverished students like me.

Thank you to ZURU for sponsoring Tianqin.

   

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