Back to school in a better way
Every Monday, students of Nongyong Primary School used to have to walk to their school in Nongyong Village in Guangxi. Their school was first built in 1964 in a rural area of karst mountains in the Guangxi Autonomous Region. At the time it was 12, one-storey houses. In the 1990s, a two-storey classroom and dormitory building was constructed.
There are about 250 students from all 22 villages of Nongyong. Every Monday, most of them had to walk over hills on their way to the school. During the week, about 30 children shared seven or eight beds in a small room less than 20 square metres. Their main source of drinking water is recycle of rainwater.
But, rough teaching and living facilities did not change their deep desire for knowledge. Investments and donations across the country brought them a new dormitory, canteen, bathroom and library and a hope at a brighter future.
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