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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Chrismas for the homeless in Baltimore, Dec 26, 2004. Posted by Hello

Monday, April 04, 2005

He wants to go to school... ...

But he lives in Goudiao Village, Maochang Town, Dafang county, Guizhou province, China. It is the most impoverrished county in west China. Annual income per capita is 600 yuan (about 75 US dollars).  Posted by Hello

This kid is 10-year old. He can't afford to pay the yearly tuition of 140 yuan (about 17 dollars), and has to work with the bamboo basket. Posted by Hello

Sunday, April 03, 2005

This kid is twelve-year old. He is just "laid off" because the goverment shut down the coal mine he worked for. Posted by Hello

Saturday, April 02, 2005

This is their home. It is always open... Posted by Hello

This is idyl? It means they lose their school. Posted by Hello

This girl is just back from her work. Her dog is greeting her. Posted by Hello

Can not go to school... What can they do? Posted by Hello

They are shortage of rice. Sweet potatoes are only availble food they can get. Posted by Hello

This girl quit her school for a long time since her parents can't affort the tuition, but she dreams of going back to school and plays with her former "classmates". Posted by Hello

Their principal and a teacher, who graduated from a local high school, gives a talk.  Posted by Hello

This is another school they used to take classes before 2003.  Posted by Hello

Benyu Xu gived up his opportunity not to enroll as a postgraduate student at Central China Agricultural University,a renowned university in China, but to volunteer as a teacher in this remote village school. Posted by Hello

They would miss their teacher, the volunteer is going to leave. Posted by Hello

I want to go back to school. Posted by Hello

They are enthusiatic to learn knowledge from their teacher. Posted by Hello

It actually became deteriorated, but it will be finished by the hungary pupils after school. They never tried an icecream, and never heard McDonald or Kentucky Fried Chicken.
 Posted by Hello

This is his shoe! Posted by Hello

Electricity is not always available here.  Posted by Hello

This is the second floor of the school. It may collapse anytime... Posted by Hello

Have a look the inside of the school. Posted by Hello

It is 60-year old and never has renovated since it was built. Posted by Hello

She is so sad that her parents are too poor to support her to go to school. Posted by Hello