Diary of Ma Yan part 2 - children's education in China

August 10, 2018 Off By because

In a Chinese school 25 kg sack of rice is the only food for poor children and must last for six months! What does children's education in Chinese schools look like?. Learn about the fate of Ma Yan.

Ma Yan's Letter - Manifesto of Children Without Education

In May 2001 In 2007, a group of French journalists visited the village of Zhangjiashu in one of China's poor regions- Ningxia. Then the girl's mother handed one of the interested journalists a Ma Yan letter and three small stitched ones. Their content was a kind of manifesto about education in China, coming from all children deprived of the possibility of further education (this was especially true of girls).

The efforts of French journalists for the sake of the girl's future and a beautiful response from society.

The story of Ma Yan was published in the French daily "Liberation" by Pierre Hski and caused a beautiful impulse of solidarity among the people of France, but also abroad in Italy, which led to the creation of a foundation for the further education and education of a girl and thirty other Chinese children. It was a great joy for the family of Ma Yan who decided to do everything to make the best use of the given chance and not disappoint the hopes placed in them.

With perseverance, we achieve a lot by faith and willingness and reach even higher.

Razem z blogiem podróżniczym ”śledzimy” ścieżkę edukacji naszej bohaterki, who finished the fifth grade thanks to the help of mother working hard on the facai harvest. What is behind this name?
Otóż te dwie sylaby facai oznaczają roślinę ”trawa włos”, growing in the wild in the steppes of northwest China, but also means "to make a fortune".
This is also the wish made by the Chinese on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. Dzięki tej pracy udało się zwrócić pożyczone na edukację siedemdziesiąt juanów. Ma Yan uczęszcza do szkoły w Yuwangu oddalonej 20 km from her place of residence. He lives in the boarding school every day and returns home for the weekend. All the way back with my brother ( an eleven-year-old brother goes to the same class with his sister ) on foot, because they can't afford to pay one yuan for a ride on a tractor ( called "taxi"). Dzieci kieszonkowego jednego juana wolą przeznaczyć na zakup podręczników lub zeszytu. School fees and the purchase of textbooks are payable and amount to two hundred yuan for six months. Do tego dochodzi zakup a twenty-five-kilo sack of rice that makes up the school's only daily food. Children of officials or merchants can afford to buy vegetables for their meals (potatoes ) or eat in the city. At home, it is the main meal: rice and salt cabbage. Ma Yan is studying diligently in order to be able to gain a solid profession in the future and lead a better life, and thus be able to help her family.

What family model does Chinese politics prefer and what is the life of the Ningxia inhabitants.

Generally, China has a two-plus-one family model. It is a bit different in the countryside and here you can boast of having two children, if the older one is a girl, and in Muslim communities you can have up to three of them. Everyday life in these parts of China is very hard. Mainly, its inhabitants work in the field with the help of donkeys, and you can also, like Papa Ma Yan, go to the city to work in the mine.

Can Ningxia residents get free medical care??

The travel blog obtained information that, in the event of illness, care is unfortunately paid. Inhabitants of remote villages have limited access to it and they praise the times of the Maoist era which provided primitive care for everyone, but free. According to the Ministry of Health 36% sick peasants are not treated at all a 61% due to lack of funds, patients leave hospitals before the end of treatment. The government has announced that all Chinese will be covered by primary medical care by… 2010. May this project be possible to implement.

About perfumery sensations.

Through the travel blog, we reached the sources of plants that enrich perfumes with their scent, giving them their uniqueness. The first is geranium with a scent similar to rose water and is characterized by a pure floral freshness. Cardamom is also recommendable, its similarity to ginger. After saffron, it is considered the most expensive root plant in the world and gives perfumes a fruity and spicy fragrance..

Dear Readers, thank you very much for today's "meeting" and valuable attention. So to your next travel blog, which will be a continuation of the topic about China, but they will touch on unusual traditions and customs. You are cordially invited!