Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Report from Mama's Wish - Huangnan No. 2 School

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Students from Huangnan No. 2 School

1. School background
The Huangnan Nationalities Teachers’ School (HNTS) was established in 1957 which is the oldest school in the town of Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and in the last 50 years educated 5,886 primary school teachers. From the 1960s to 1990s, students from the counties’ middle school had to come to this school when they finished three years of primary. And after three years from this teacher’s school, they would graduate and the government prepared jobs for them.  Because of the new education policy and the amount of students, it has now become a Senior Middle School and is called the Huangnan Nationalities Number Two Middle School (HNNTMS). The school has around 1200 students from four counties (Tongren, Zeku, Henan and Jianzha) and there are 120 teachers and workers.  There are 16 classes at first to third year senior middle level. Subjects taught are Tibetan, Chinese, English, mathematics, history-politics, geography, and drawing, science subjects including biology, physics, chemistry as well as computer class and physical training.

2. We are from poorer families but we are the luckiest girls in this school
All the girls we are supporting in this school are also from different areas and some of them are the first high school girls in their villages. During our meeting I interviewed some of them about their current family condition and what are they going to be when they will be graduated from college. They have different dreams; most of them want to be teachers and some of them want to be doctors. But Cairang wants to be a famous singer and Lamao wants to study abroad. The funniest thing is that Machigcuo wants to be a pilot. She would like to "fly in the spaces to learn different cultures and customs." I asked them if they were happy at school and their impressions on Mother’s Wish Foundation. All of them told me that they are really happy in the school; “we do not need to worry about anything and without Mother’s Wish Foundation, we would not have a better future.”

I told them it is impossible that you don’t need to worry about anything. How about your studies? All of you are the best ones in your class? All of them were quiet for a while and then told me that English is the hardest subject for them.  They also told me that if there is an English program during the winter and summer vacations, their English would be improved.

“Would you like to say something to your sponsor?” I asked them.  Everybody says “yes!”  We would love to invite our sponsors to our homes. We would love to have letters and photos of them. We would be really happy to meet them and thank them from the deep of our hearts. “Ok, thank you so much. I am going to send your messages to your sponsors and I will give you their letters and photos whenever I get one from them,” I promised. All of them are really happy and we didn’t know how the three hours already passed!  After that they took me to their dormitory and playground where we took many pictures. Ok, let’s go to the photo gallery.

3. The photo gallery

Everybody has the responsibility to take care of the environment

Good students always cooperate and help each other

Cairang is singing a Tibetan song

The students are playing in the school garden

Students are self-studying in the school garden

Students are chatting in the dorm rooms

4. Conclusion
It is always a happy and unforgettable memory every time we see the students. Everybody is fine and heathy; they are really doing well.

Rinchen Dhondrup
Mama’s Wish Teacher and Translator
April 20, 2012

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