In China, according to a survey by the Spring Bud Project, two-thirds of the country’s out-of-school children are girls.
We often say that children should not lose at the starting line.But there are a group of children who lose at birth.
Not lost in the starting line, but, even stand on the starting line have no opportunity.
Some never went back to school because their families needed help on the farm.
Some don’t go to school anymore because they don’t have the money to buy sanitary napkins.
Some early by their parents arranged marriage, for the bride price.
Some ignorantly to go out to work, to make money for the family.
They had no choice but to accept their fate.
‘Ninety-nine percent of these kids have dreams and like to read,’ Ms. Zhang said.
A home visit experience, let her still unforgettable.
A 13-year-old girl’s parents insist on marrying her for a bride price of 30,000 yuan.She found the girl’s parents and did a lot of work, but in the end it was no use and she had to give up.
She never saw the girl again.It also became the pain of her life.
“Save one girl, save three generations,” she said.
Mothers are the hands that cradle the world.Without a good education for girls, there will be no real progress in human society.
One that can be saved is one.
She wanted the children in the mountains to have access to the best schools.
So she set up the country’s first all-free senior high school for girls.To build the school, she went from place to place, ignoring misconceptions and blinding eyes, “like a beggar,” raising money.
“Reading is not necessarily important for some people, but for us kids, it’s 100 percent important. Only by reading can she go out.”
“It doesn’t matter how long I live, I don’t regret it at all. As long as they come after me better and happier than I am, that’s enough.”
She taught them not only knowledge but also dignity.
Once a company offered to sponsor the school for 1 million yuan in exchange for allowing the children to dress in shabby clothes and show up on stage.She refused.She says children’s self-esteem must not be hurt.