Child Sponsorship Program

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The Child Sponsorship Program, established by Pacific Educational Access for Kids (PEAK), aims to provide need-based financial support to students in rural regions of Guizhou, one of the poorest provinces of China. We are dedicated to improving the living conditions of students who face extreme financial hardship. The amount raised would cover the sponsored student’s tuition and lunch program fees during the school year.

贫困生资助金项目是由中国加拿大青年文化教育交流协会发起并主导的旨在帮助贵州省遵义市贫困山区里的部分家庭经济条件极其艰难的小学生解决在校期间所需缴纳的书本及伙食费用。


If you would like to make a donation or to know this program in more detail, please contact PEAK’s Director of External Affairs, Steven Zhang (
如果您希望了对解捐款事项有更多的了解,请联系PEAK外联部主管,Steven Zhang):
email: stevenzhangdx@gmail.com
phone: 7788656125

Thank you for your help! 多谢您的支持!

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Name: Jili Weng (翁吉丽)
Age:15
Gender:Female
Grade:5 -> 6
Attending Institution:Shuguang Elementary School (曙光小学)

Primary Concerns:
1. Has kidney diseases that require high treatment costs (患有肾脏疾病;医疗费用极高)
2. Only one source of income for family of five (父亲作为唯一的劳动力需养活一家五口人)

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Because of her medical conditions, she is several years older than her peers in the same grade. She has kidney stones and hydronephrosis that the doctor says they cannot cure or have surgery for at the moment, so she has to take medication every day; thankfully, she is not in pain because of these complications. She had a brain disease as an infant so her speech is now slurred. Her younger brother is Jilang Weng, a top student and sponsorship recipient last year; Her elder sister is in Gr. 9 and only comes home every weekend. Her family lives in a small run-down room rented from a school teacher; there is one table that is used for meals and the kids use it to do homework. Father is the only wage earner because her mother does not currently have a job; His construction job has unstable work times, sometimes during the night.

Despite her illnesses, she is bright and energetic with a good, hard-working attitude; She would like to keep studying and go to university if possible.

 

因为长期患有肾脏疾病,之前长期在外面奔波治病;翁吉丽要比同年级的 孩子大几岁。她患有肾结石以及肾盂积水;医生说现在无法完全治愈,她的病情现在还 不适合接受手术。 每天都需要服用药物来缓解各种并发症带来的不适。她年幼时换过脑袋疾病,因此她讲话时发音有些模糊 (但思维清晰)。她有一个弟弟,翁吉浪,是去年我们资助过的一个很优秀的孩子。她还有 一个上九年级的姐姐,在寄宿初中读书,每周末会回家和弟弟妹妹们一起 度过。一家人住在一间从学校老师那里租来的破旧的房间里。房间里只有一张桌 子,一家人会围坐在那张桌子旁吃饭,孩子们会在那里完成他们的作业。吉丽的父亲是家里唯一的劳动力, 提供这个五口之家唯一的收入。母亲没 有工作在家照顾三个孩子。父亲在工地做建筑工,时间很不稳定,经常要 连夜加班赶工。 吉丽是一个乐观向上的孩子,会对每一个她遇到的人露出善意的微笑。她 学习认真、刻苦。最大的梦想就是可以继续读书,考入大学。

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Name: Tao Xiong (熊涛)
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Grade: 1 -> 2
Attending Institution: Shuguang Elementary School (曙光小学)

Primary Concerns:
1. Only source of income is from his grandmother who does heavy labour not suitable for her old age (奶奶是家里唯一的劳动力,靠做些重体力零 活 来抚养熊涛。奶奶的年纪不适合继续这种工作)
2. Parents are divorced and both left him at a young age, leaving him feeling lonely and abandoned (父母在他刚出生的时候离婚并放弃抚养熊涛。 从小缺失父爱和母爱,使他觉得自己被人抛弃)

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Lives with grandmother in a tiny, run-down single room provided by her employers as long as she keeps the job, with only one bed. Home has no tap water, so they need to carry water back from his cousin’s house. Only caregiver and source of income is his old grandmother who does heavy labour such as carrying bricks to provide for both of them, earning ~1000RMB per month. Mother left right after he was born, so he probably never met her. His parents are divorced; His father left with his stepmother around 7 years ago and never came back but Tao tried to tell us his dad comes home 5 times a year. He is energetic and attention-seeking.He listens well in class and is a hardworking student; his teacher says he studies hard and although his grades are not very high, he is improving.

熊涛和奶奶居住在奶奶雇主提供的一个非常破旧、很小的房间里,奶奶要 继续工作才可以保证他们有地方住。房间里只有一张床。家里没有自来水,每天熊涛和奶奶要从熊涛的表哥家背水回来。奶奶是熊涛唯一的依靠。奶奶靠做些像搬砖头这样的重体力零活来养活祖 孙两人。 每个月大概有 1000 元人民币的收入,收入不稳定。妈妈在刚生下他的时候就离开了,熊涛从未见过自己的妈妈。父母俩人离异。他的爸爸跟继母在他很小的时候离开了家里,之后从未回 来。熊涛一直试图说服我们他的爸爸每年回来看他五次,可见孩子很想他 的爸爸妈妈。熊涛是个活泼好动,精力旺盛的孩子。他渴望得到大人们的关注。他在学校认真听讲学习刻苦。虽然因为没有上过学前班基础差,成绩不 好,但老师说他正在进步。

 

熊涛的家里

熊涛的家里

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Name: Chaofeng Li (李朝凤)
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Grade:5 -> 6

Attending Institution:Baiguo Elementary School (白果小学)

Primary Concerns:
1. Parents and child all have some type of mental illness (父母和孩子都患有精神疾病)
2. Her father only has a one-time income every year from selling tobacco leaves (家里唯一的收入来自于每年一次的卖烟叶 (自家种植))

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Her family is well-known for having the poorest condition among neighbours. The net family income is about 3000 RMB per year ($500 CAD). Mother’s mental condition is the worst in the family and requires 24-hour surveillance, otherwise accidents such as eating raw and spoiled food can easily occur. When Chaofeng was young, her mother have accidentally set a fire in the house. Fortunately, neighbours found out and saved Chaofeng’s life, but this accident left a permanent burn scar on the left side of Chaofeng’s face. Her father is honest and humble; He is very supportive towards Chaofeng’s education (being the first to hand in school fees). He farms tobacco leaves at home and looks after Chaofeng’s mother. Tobacco leaf is harvested once a year, so there is only a one-time income per year. This constitutes the main source of income of the family. The retirement pension (for age >60) and low-income support the family receives from government is around 300 RMB ($50), but it is not enough to support a family of three with a child in school. The principal of Chaofeng’s school specifically told us about her and is really concerned about her family’s situation. Since the family cannot afford to pay for vaccinations, Chaofeng could not get the shots offered to the students by the school for a fee and does not have protection against measles, mumps, and rubella. Chaofeng’s marks are not counted at school because of her special condition. Although her math skills are poor because of her condition, she is really willing to learn and has nice handwriting. One of our team members have personally donated 500 RMB to her family during the home visit and hoped that could be of some help.

家里的经济情况在整个白果组的所有乡邻里是最困难的;全家的年收入在 3000 元人民币/年。母亲的精神疾病是最严重的,需要 24 小时的监护。稍不注意,一些意外 像误食生的、变质的食物就会发生。朝凤小的时候,母亲因为无人监护,不小心使家里着火。幸好邻居及时发 现并救出了母女俩。但是自此,朝凤的左脸上留下了一个永久的烫伤疤痕。朝凤的父亲是一个老实人。他很支持对于女儿的教育。尽管家里情况那么 困难,他总是第一个去交朝凤的书本费。朝凤的父亲靠种植烟叶来养活一家 人。同时,他还需要照看精神疾病更加严重的朝凤母亲。烟叶每年收获一次,所以每年只有一次性的收入。收入的多少还要看当年 的天气和烟叶市场行情。卖烟叶得来的钱就是这个一家三口的全部收入。每个月家里会得到政府提供的退休金 (年龄在 60 岁以上)和低保补助共 计 300 元人民币,但是对于一个只有微薄收入的三口之家,显得有些杯水 车薪。白果小学的校长告诉栋梁队员们在整个学校的所有学生里,他最担忧朝凤 和她家里的情况。在全校学生注射预防麻疹、风疹、腮腺炎的疫苗时,因为朝凤家里不能负 担疫苗费用(每个学生 70 元人民币),朝凤没有接受疫苗注射。因为朝凤的学习能力情况,她的分数没有计入学校的考核。她的算数能力 很差,可能因为精神疾病的原因她无法改变,但是她一直都在很努力地学 习。朝凤可以写一手很漂亮的字,这来自于她不断的刻苦地练习。在家访过程中,一名动梁队员个人捐助了朝凤家 500 元人民币。希望这些 钱可以对这个家庭有一些帮助。

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Name: Yongsha Yuan (袁永莎)
Age: 7
Gender: Female
Grade: 1 -> 2

Attending Institution: Baiguo Elementary School (白果小学)

Primary Concerns:
1. Income solely depends on grandmother (奶奶打工的收入是主要的经济来源)
2. Parents don’t live with her and rarely send money back (父母常年在外打工,基本没有寄钱回来给奶奶 抚养永莎)

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Living Conditions

- She is raised by her grandma, who also supports her older sister.
– Her sister comes back from middle school in Banqiao once a week to help to take care of her younger sister.
– Her family keeps chickens and pigs which are not for sale.
– They were forced to sell one of their pigs earlier this year, even though the price was not great; and the family’s fund has nearly run out.
Grandma grows tobacco and corn as their only source of income, along with selling some of the chicken eggs.
Her parents work in construction in ZheJiang but rarely send money back.

- Yongsha showed great improvements in grades which demonstrates her hardworking attitude, improving ~30% to ~70% from first to second term.

永莎和姐姐由奶奶抚养长大。永莎的姐姐在板桥镇上的寄宿中学读书,每 周末会回家来照顾妹妹。镇上的每家每户都有养猪留在过年吃的习俗。年初因为家里实在经济困 难,奶奶以不高的价格把家里的猪卖掉了以解燃眉之急。奶奶靠种烟叶、玉米和养鸡卖鸡蛋挣钱抚养袁永莎姐妹俩。永莎的父母在浙江工地打工。因为工资不高生活拮据,基本没有给家里寄 钱回来过。永莎因家里经济情况没能上学前班,但她是一个非常努力的孩子。从一年 级第一学期的三四十分到第二学期的七十多分,她的进步非常大。永莎的 班主任对她抱有很大的期望。

永莎的奶奶在与动梁队员交谈

永莎的奶奶在与动梁队员交谈

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Name: Liangchen Wu (伍良辰)
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Grade: 5 -> 6

Attending Institution: Banqiao Elementary School (白果小学)

Primary Concern(s):
1. Parents are both divorced and remarried; neither is willing to take care of her (父母已离异并且再婚;双方都没有抚养伍良辰 的想法)
2. Lives with grandmother who has back problems (伍良辰与奶奶住)
3. Has an abusive grandfather who seldom comes (她的爷爷对她奶奶有暴力倾向)

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Living Conditions

- Parents divorced and left her when she was four
– Mother doesn’t want Liang Chen to call her
– Last time her parents visited her was two years ago
– Parents don’t help with financial needs at all
– Father and new wife have a 2 year-old daughter, they live in Shanghai
– Her grandmother provides the only source of income for the family
– Grandmother only has temporary jobs such as carrying coal, or cooking…etc.
– Grandfather occasionally comes home and uses family’s money
– Grandfather is abusive towards grandmother
– House is more than 100 years old and is leaky at places
– Food at home: congee every day

Liang Chen is a smart girl. She was once a top student in her class. However, her family’s situation has made it hard for her to excel in her academics.She is constantly reminded that her parents don’t want her. Her grandmother is very supportive of her, and will even go beg in the streets to pay for her school fees. Her grandmother wants her to at least finish high school.

父母已离婚并且在伍良辰四岁时离开了她。母亲不希望孩子联系她。父母最后一次看望伍良辰是在两年前。父母不愿意在抚养费上提供任何帮助。父亲与继母带着他们 2 岁的女儿在上海住。她的奶奶仅靠一些临时工(比如:烹饪,背煤)提供家里唯一的收入。她的爷爷对她奶奶有暴力倾向;爷爷偶尔会回家,顺便用家里的积蓄。房龄有 100 多年;很多地方都漏水。每天都只吃稀饭。

伍良辰是个很聪明的孩子。她曾经是班里的尖子。可惜,她的家境使她无法得到 最理想的学习成绩。她也常常被提醒说她是被父母抛弃的。她的奶奶很支持她, 甚至会为了给她交学费而上街乞讨。她奶奶希望她能至少读完高中。

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Name Jie Zhang (张洁)
Age: 10
Gender: Female
Grade: 4 -> 5

Attending Institution:Banqiao Elementary School (白果小学)

Primary Concern(s):

1. Lives with mother and younger brother (5 years old) (跟母亲与 5 岁大的弟弟住在一起)
2. Father works in Shanghai but makes minimal income (父亲在上海打工;赚的是底薪)
3. Mother works 12 hours a day and 7 days a week, but only makes ~80 RMB/day (母亲一周 7 天,每天都工作 12 个小时; 而每天仅挣 ~80 人民币)
4. Family went in debt for treatment of father’s broken leg (家里曾为了把她父亲骨折的腿治好而欠债)

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Living Conditions

Mother works all day, so Jie needs to take care of most of the house chores and look after her little brother who is in kindergarten
They live in a teacher’s (he is a distant relative) house, and he doesn’t charge them anything
Father comes back once a year
They used to have a house that they were building to rent/ live in, but father broke his leg during the construction and went in debt for his treatment
The house was never finished and cannot be rented out

Jie is a fast learner and is passionate about school. She is also a member of the school’s dance team. She is a hard-worker and a great help to her mother. Her mother has no time to rest or even take care of the family, because she works tremendous amount of hours every week to cover for their living expenses.

因母亲每天都超时工作,张洁需要帮着打理家务以及照顾弟弟张洁一家都住在她老师家(老师是远亲)。老师没有收她们任何费用。父亲每年回来一次。张洁一家曾经盖过自己的房子,不过因为父亲在盖房时把腿摔断了, 不但不得不放弃工程而且还为了医疗费用欠下了债。

张洁学习能力很强,也对学习很有热枕。她是学校舞蹈队的一员。她平时很用 功,也很努力地帮着她母亲照顾家里。她母亲因每天超时工作基本上没有时间休 息,更没时间照顾家里。

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Name: Chunyan Yang (杨春滟)
Age: 11
Gender: Female
Grade: 5 -> 6

Attending Institution: Zhongsi Elementary School (中寺小学)

Primary Concern(s):
1. Parents divorced; lives with father (父母离异;目前跟父亲住)
2. Used to live with step mom and younger brother, but step mom treated her unfairly and spent most of the money earned by father. (以前与继母和继母的儿子住,不过继母对她照顾不 公,也没把她父亲挣的钱花多少在她身上)

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Living Conditions

Father is a repairman
– Father earns ~100 RMB/day (1000-2000 RMB/month)
– Chunyan does most of the house chores since father is out working most of the time
– They live in a small shack in the mountains
– House furniture consists of a bed, a table, two benches and a few daily utensils; there are no light bulbs nor electrical appliances present in the house
-  Roof is merely made up of a rain cover (雨棚) and is very leaky
-  The house is dim and very small

Chun Yan is quite mature for her age. She tries her best to help her father out by doing house chores. In her spare time, she likes to draw, and her dream is to become an artist.

父亲是维修工;大概每天收入 ~100 人民币 (1000-2000 人民币/月)。因为父亲大部分时间都在外工作,杨春滟会帮父亲分担许多家务。他们住在山里的一间小破屋里;家具仅有一张床,一张桌,两个板凳,与一 些日常用品;家里没有灯也没有电器。房顶是用雨棚做的,非常易漏。房子又小又暗。

杨春滟要比与她同龄的孩子们成熟得多。她非常努力地帮父亲打理家里的事情。 杨春滟喜欢在课余时间画画, 希望以后能变成一名艺术家。

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Name: Zhikun Fu (福志坤)
Age:11
Gender: Male
Grade: 5 -> 6

Attending Institution: Zhongsi Elementary School (中寺小学)

Primary Concern(s):
1. Family in debt because their house fell apart and they had to quickly build a new one (家里曾因自家房子散架,而需要迅速重建一个新 的。因此欠下了债)
2. Two older sisters in high school (tuition fees are hard to cover) (他的两个姐姐目前在读中学(但家里的紧急状况很 难支付他们的学费))
3. His parents are both farmers and their income is dependent on weather and season, so it’s relatively unstable (他的父母都是农民;父母两位的收入跟气候与季节 有着很大的关系,因此收入并不稳定)

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Living Conditions

He lives 1.5 hours away from school
Walking to school: dangerous road conditions, slippery (especially during the winter), roads are high up and narrow
When it rains/snows: they must walk the big roads, which will take much longer
His parents would love to support their three children in their education, even as far as university education, but what they’re making will eventually not be enough to cover their children’s tuition fees
Family borrowed 50,000 RMB for a new house, because the old one was too dangerous to live in (everything was falling apart)

Zhikun is the class president in his class. He is extremely hard working and smart. He has amazing grades and is top in almost every subject in his class. He is respectful towards everyone and he is an inspiration to his classmates. He makes breakfast for his parents everyday out of his own will. Both his sisters in high school have great grades.His parents are very supportive of their children’s education. They are willing to support them as long as they want to keep going. Once Zhikun enters middle school, both his sisters will be applying for university. This will be a great financial burden for his parents.

他家离学校有 1.5 小时步行的距离。上学的小路路况很危险:路又滑(尤其在冬天时)又窄, 也有很多陡坡。当下雨或下雪时,走小路会变得太危险,因此福志坤得绕着大路走, 但需要更长时间才能到校。他的父母非常支持这三个孩子的教育,希望能让他们都读大学。 可他们以目前的收入是远远不够供孩子们上学的。家里为了盖新房(旧房散架了)借了 50,000 人民币。

福志坤是班长,平时非常努力也很聪明。他的成绩优异,几乎每门课都在班里排第 一名。他很尊重大家,也同时是班里同学学习的好榜样。他每天早上都自愿地为父 母做早餐。他的两位姐姐在中学里学习也很好。父母很支持三位孩子的教育,可惜 家里的经济情况无法让孩子们长期读书。一旦福志坤上了中学,两位姐姐就将读大 学;这个转折点将会使给家里带来巨大的经济压力。

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Name: Han Su (苏寒)
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Grade: 4 -> 5

Attending Institution: Zhongsi Elementary School (中寺小学)

Primary Concern(s):
1. 6 people in the family; both parents are farmers (家里有六口人;父母都是农民)
2. Lives with grandfather who has been blind for the past 10 years (目前跟已经失明 10 年的爷爷住)
3. The family currently owes a couple thousand dollars (家里目前欠着几千块钱的债)
4. Going to school requires 2 hours of walk everyday (家里离学校有 2 小时的步行路程)
5. Their old house collapsed (家里的旧房子坍塌了)

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Living Conditions

Han has an older sister in grade 7 (school fees cost ~1000 RMB per semester) and a younger brother in kindergarten
They live in a wooden house which has no light and is very dim
The children usually do their homework outside of their house and before the sun goes down; this becomes a problem when the weather is cold and wet in the winter
In the winter, the children leave the house when it’s still dark to go to school, and by the time they get home, it’s already dark
Family owns some farm animals (a horse, a pig, some chickens and a goose)
Since Han will be entering middle school in a few years, the tuition will be a heavier burden for their parents

Han performs extremely well in school and is a great help to his parents. He looks after his little brother, because his older sister is living away from home. His little brother, Hong Su, is also a great student. The Su brothers are very respectful to their parents, teachers and peers. Their parents are optimistic and supportive of their education. They want their children to finish at least high school education.

苏寒有个七年级的姐姐(学费 1000 人民币/学期)有一个在读幼儿园的 弟弟。这些孩子住在一个木质的房子里,不透光,非常黑暗。每天这些孩子只能在房子外面借着太阳光做作业,但是在冬天天气很冷 很潮湿的时候,他们就没有办法完成作业了。冬天的时候,孩子们必须当天还没亮的时候就要去学校,晚上也要摸黑 回家。家里养了一些家畜(一匹马、一只猪、一些鸡和鹅)。因为苏寒在近几年内即将上中学,他的学费会成为家里的负担。

苏寒在学校的成绩非常优异,课后经常帮助父母干农活。因为苏寒的姐姐不住 在家里,苏寒必须照顾他年幼的弟弟。他的弟弟苏洪也是一位很好的学生。这 两个孩子都非常尊敬师长、爱护同学。他们的父母对孩子们的教育抱着非常乐 观与支持的态度,也希望孩子能够至少完成高中教育。

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Name: Zhengzheng Su (苏峥峥)
Age: 8
Gender: Female
Grade: 2 -> 3

Attending Institution: Zhongsi Elementary School (中寺小学)

Primary Concern(s):
1. Father is a tobacco farmer, and provides the only source of income for family of 8 (父亲靠种烟草维生,需要照顾一家八口人)
2. Mother has injured her right leg and cannot work (母亲的右腿因有伤而不能工作)
3. Family lives deep in mountains; takes 2 hours to walk to school on regular days (一家人住在深山里。步行到学校需要 2 小时)

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Living Conditions

- Their previous house was too old and was falling apart, so they had to move into a “newer” house which was also in poor condition
The “newer” house is made of wood and has no electrical appliances
Father provides the only source of income for this family of 8: two grandparents, four children (oldest sister in middle school, older sister in same grade, younger brother in grade 1)
-Walking to school: dangerous road conditions, slippery (especially during the winter), roads are high up and narrow
When it rains/snows: they must walk the big roads, which will take much longer than 4 hours of walking per day
Parents are very supportive of their children’s education and will provide for them as long as they want to continue
However, father is already having troubles covering the eldest daughter’s tuition right now, and once the two younger daughters start middle school, the family will be in a even tougher situation
It costs ~7000-8000 RMB for all four children per semester of school right now, but his father only earns ~10,000 RMB per year

Zhengzheng is passionate about school and is very polite. She is a fast learner. She helps out with house chores at home and does her homework everyday right when she gets home. Her house has no electricity, so she must do her homework outside, which gets problematic when the weather starts to get rainy and cold. She would walk for at least four hours to and from school with her two siblings everyday. Her family is in desperate need of financial help.

他们之前住的房子非常破旧不堪,所以他们必须搬到一个“较新”的房子 里,但是“新房”的条件也非常糟糕。“新房”是木质的,没有供电。父亲是这八口之家的唯一经济来源:爷爷奶奶、四个孩子(大姐与二姐 在上中学,弟弟在上小学一年级)。孩子们走路去学校,路段条件很差,非常滑(尤其是在冬天的时候), 道路窄而高。下雨或者下雪的时候:孩子们必须走大路,这样孩子们每天需要花 4 个 多小时走路去学校。家长们非常支持孩子的教育,只要孩子愿意继续读书。但是,父亲目前已经无法支付大女儿的学费,而且,一旦二女儿开始上 中学,家里的情况将更加糟糕。四个孩子每学期的学费大概要 7000 到 8000 人民币。但是他们的父亲每 年收入只有 10000 人民币。

苏峥峥是个爱学习懂礼貌的孩子。她的学习能力很棒。每天,她一回到家就帮 助家里干家务活、完成作业。苏峥峥家里没有电,所以她只好在房子外面做作 业,但是当天气不好的时候这就成了一个问题。每天她都要与她的姐姐和弟弟 花四个小时走路上学、放学。目前苏铮铮家里急需资金支柱。