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Light at the end of the tunnel (3)

By Huang Yuli (China Daily)

09:25, May 25, 2012

From late 2007-10, Ye worked for the Dongguan Disabled Person's Federation and at Wal-Mart for a year.

Then, the Dongguan Disabled Persons' Federation chairman Liang Yingchang recommended he apply for social worker certification.

Ye quit his supermarket job and found temporary employment as a cleaner at a hotel, which gave him enough spare time to prepare for the test.

His persistence paid off, and he got his certification.

"I rediscovered myself," he says. "I never considered myself disabled. I pushed myself to do whatever my schoolmates did, whether it was coursework or sports."

He says being a social worker is very satisfying.

"I not only help myself but also help others."

Since 15 students enrolled in March for the massage training course, five have graduated and found jobs.

Trainee Lin Xin'en, from Qingzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, says he heard about Ye's project through a relative.

"It's a nice place. One teacher instructs us about theory, and another shows us techniques," he says.

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