Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China

September 13, 2018  Editor: Liu Yang
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
Lin Zhujin gives a class at Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island of Fuzhou City, southeast China's Fujian Province, on September 3. Changyu Island, located in Songxia Town of Fuzhou City, is an isolated island seldom known to the public. The traffic to the island is often disturbed by fierce storms and roaring waves in bad weather, with water and power supplies cut off. Lin and her husband Wang Kaiquan are the only two teachers on the island. They have spent 23 years teaching children in a local primary school. Limited living conditions result in a decline in population. Islanders want to move out while outsiders can't get used to the tough environment there. The couple has struggled for long whether they should leave the island for a better life, yet in the end, they decide to stay. "We will carry on the teaching career on this island," said the couple. "As long as there are children going to school, we will stay." [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
Aerial photo taken on Sept.ember 4 shows the view at the break of dawn of Changyu Island. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
Lin Zhujin welcomes students in the morning at Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island on September 4. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
The couple Wang Kaiquan (R) and Lin Zhujin prepare for class at the dormitory of Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island on September 3. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
The couple Wang Kaiquan and Lin Zhujin have a video chat with their child at Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island on September 3. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
The couple Wang Kaiquan and Lin Zhujin instruct students on doing sports Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island on September 4. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
Wang Kaiquan gives a class at Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island on September 3. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]
Couple Carry on Teaching Career on Isolated Island in SE China
The couple Wang Kaiquan and Lin Zhujin work out with students at Changyu Primary School on Changyu Island on September 4. [Xinhua/Song Weiwei]

 

(Source: Xinhua)

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