COMPUTER MAJOR - BEIJING BAWAY UNIVERSITY - CHINA
PARTNER ORG - Olive Children Foundation
EXPECTED GRADUATION: TBD
A touching letter from Jia...
My name is Jia Jianfeng. I have enrolled Beijing Baway University in April 2017, after taking National College Entrance Examination of China (NCEEC). I come from a poverty-driven district, where is Zhaishang Village, Shuiyuguan town, Xinzhou City, Shanxi Province.
My family is composed of 6 persons, who are my aged grandfather, father, mother, two little sisters, and me. Both of my parents are uneducated. We live in a mountain. My parents are working in the field and they feed hens to make a living. We use the rain water to drink, feed and wash the hens. Our income cannot sustain my family life, especially my mother, who suffers from chronic diseases.
Therefore, my father has to sustain my whole family, and we have a hard life. My father hopes his children can receive fine education and change our family’s destiny. He has been fighting for better life constantly. He overcame all of the difficulties and has been able to support us through school. I can feel my family’s great love and high expectation. So, I studied very hard. Finally, I have received the enrollment letter from the university in April 2017. My family’s dream has come true.
However, the tuition fee of the university is mounting to astronomical figures. It is far beyond my family’s total income. We are excited about the examination scores, but so desperate to pay the fees. My family appeals to the people around to support my studies. So, currently, my family is in heavy debt. I really want to continue my studies and hope to alleviate great burden for us as much as possible, therefore I am applying sponsorship from Shooting Stars.
The life in college is a new starting point for me. I will cherish this precious opportunity and try my best to enhance myself, not only in academics but also in contribution to the society. I have gained "Excellent Leader" award in Academic group in college. I also visit a nursing home nearby several times to take care of the old and help them with some cleaning.