Special Home-teaching Project Benefits Children in S China

June 8, 2018
Editor: Wushanshan
Special Home-teaching Project Benefits Children in S China
A member of staff from the school teaches Yang Wenyong to write on May 8. [Liu Jiaoqing/Xinhua]

 

Officials in Longsheng County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have carried out a special project since 2016 to send teachers to the homes of physically-impaired children to give them lessons.

The Home-teaching Project initiative is run by the Longsheng County Education Bureau and China Disabled Persons' Federation, and benefits children who are able to learn but unable to go to school themselves.

A 12-year-old boy called Yang Wenyong was among the first batch of students to be given classes in 2016. He lives in the local village of Ximen, Sishui Town.

Unable to stand up, and with difficulties using his right hand, the school in Sishui arranged for three to five teachers to teach Yang. Each teacher gives him a class once or twice a week.

The school also prepared a targeted curriculum for him including Chinese, math, sports and mental training.

After two years of learning, Yang has acquired much knowledge and has become more confident. He is also now able to move more autonomously.

 

Special Home-teaching Project Benefits Children in S China
Yang Lianlian (L), a teacher from the school in Sishui, gives a class to Yang Wenyong on May 8. [Xinhua / Liu Jiaoqing]
Special Home-teaching Project Benefits Children in S China
Three teachers from the school travel to Yang's home on May 8. [Xinhua / Liu Jiaoqing]
Special Home-teaching Project Benefits Children in S China
Chen Xiaoyun (L) and Yang Rongrong (R) from Sishui school guide Yang Wenyong takes exercise on May 8. [Xinhua / Liu Jiaoqing]

 

(Source: Xinhua/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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