I found these pictures from a friend’s blog and was shocked though I’d got prepared for them. Alas! When our children in big cities are of two minds about whether they go to McDonalds or PizzaHut, to the amusement parks or to the museums, please do keep in mind that there are still some children, somewhere in poor and faraway villages, who have barely enough to eat, and have scarcely enough to wear. Their yearning for knowledge is the same as those in the cities, though they have been isolated by the steep mountains or barren lands.
Some of the pictures anguish me more because they are from my own hometown. I was born in Gansu, a province most part of which are still underdeveloped and many of its people still live in poverty. They don’t have enough water to drink, they don’t have enough food to eat, but they are still facing the tough life bravely.
Look at these pictures, and look at these children! We all say children are our future, but how we feel about the living conditions they are now facing? And, what can we do for them?
While I am writing this blog, my hometown is suffering from a serious mudslide disaster triggered by continually heavy rain, and up to today, 337 people died and still over one thousand missing. The whole nation is concerned about the disaster relief there. Though we can’t be there in person, we can do something about it. We can make donations to help the people suffering from the disaster, and I do believe my town fellows will finally wade through all these difficulties.
God bless them!