For generation after generation, the girls' destiny has been to have babies...
For generation after generation, the girls' destiny has been to have babies, take care of the family, their fate is in the hands of others. For the first time in their lives, they could change their future.
"I like reading. My primary school teacher used to say that knowledge can change one's destiny. So born to a poor family, I hope that, through my own efforts, I can get admitted to the university and find a good job afterwards, and thus change my destiny and resolve family difficulties.“
I have a big family with my elderly grandparents, my father and mother, two younger sisters and a younger brother. Grandpa is 71 years old and too senile to do manual work. His job now is to take care of the grandchildren and keep the house. Grandma is 70 years old. She often suffers dizziness due to high blood pressure, which she always has to take medicine to control. We would feel relieved as long as she can take care of herself.
One of my younger sisters is a high school freshman this year and she's a quite good student. Both of us are in high school now and high school costs. Tuition, books, and living expenses all need money. My little brother and the other little sister are in the sixth grade of primary school. Tuition and books are free at that level because the government pays for them. However, we all need to pay for our living expenses, learning materials, and stationery.
Community Roots China
Getting to know crc
Community Roots China (CRC) founded in 2011, is an organization that builds bridges between Chinese communities and corporations operating in China, by creating corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.Our programs focus on disadvantaged children in China, supporting their education, healthcare and shelter.