I am from a poverty-ridden mountain area. My name is He Jia Cong and I am a middle schooler. I've never seen my parents before and I'm an orphan. My uncle, using his work money, pays for both me and his two sons' education.
04 OCT 2020Dear Givology community, I am from a poverty-ridden mountain area. My name is He Jia Cong and I am a middle schooler. I’ve never seen my parents before and I’m an orphan. Yet, I’m not sad, because I must live everyday to the fullest. Still, there are always challenges to face. When I was younger, I really didn’t like to study or go to school. Yet now, I want to go to school so badly yet face so many struggles. I don’t have enough money for supplies, the transportation lasts 2 hours with an hour in the mountain roads. Everytime the school asks for tuition, I must tell my uncle in advance so he can find some way of getting money for me. At the beginning of every semester, my uncle and I always worry about how we’ll find enough money. Many times, my uncle urges me to no longer go to school. Yet after further thinking, relents and says I should go. After 9 years of schooling, my uncle wants me to go back and help him with his work. But, I don’t want to. One day, we finally realized that...