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Post-90s girl helps children in village build confidence through education

(People's Daily Online)    10:20, April 09, 2020
Post-90s girl helps children in village build confidence through education
Wei Jichen (R) learns about working and living conditions from villager Long Zhongfu at his pepper field on April 7.

A post-90s girl has been devoting herself to helping children in a village build confidence through education.

Born in 1993, Wei Jichen is a member of the poverty alleviation work team in Xiatao village of Shibeiping town in Liuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

After obtaining her master’s degree from Zhejiang University in east China in July 2018, she became a civil servant in the city, applying to work at the grassroots level.

Famous for Chinese redbud planting, the village was lifted out of poverty in 2017. However, Wei found children there are not enthusiastic about learning, especially those from households just out of poverty.

In early 2019, Wei conceived the idea of helping children in the village develop initiative for learning, building their confidence to change their fate through education. Over the past year, she recruited volunteers to give online and offline lessons to them, winning recognition from villagers.

During the novel coronavirus outbreak, Wei offered live-stream lessons on the weekend or in the evening to children of various ages, letting students with difficulty attending online courses come to class at the village committee’s meeting room.

“Villagers are living a better life by planting Chinese redbud,” Wei said, adding that she hopes children in the village can cherish the opportunity to learn in such a favorable condition and set ambitious goals. 


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