Jia-you Graduated Because of You
“I would be a poor miner with a primary school education if I did not get sponsored to stay in school.”
~ Jia-you Guo
“ If it weren’t for your support of ...HOPE worldwide China, we could not have been able to help someone like Jia-you. ”
Jia-you Guo is a quiet young man with eyes too serious for someone his age. He is getting ready to graduate from the Yunnan Vocational College of National Defense Industry this June. He has already lined up a job and will begin his career as soon as he receives his diploma.
His life is on a totally different path from the friends he grew up with in Yunnan Province in southwestern China. “They all stopped studying when we were in primary school. Everyone was too poor.” Jia-you is lucky. Though the family was very poor, his older brother who believes in education insisted that he remain in school. When HOPE worldwide’s Student Sponsorship Program came to his high school, Jia-you applied and received a sponsorship.
However, after testing into university, Jia-you faced a bigger dilemma - how to pay for his RMB$5,000 university tuition.
Just when Jia-you was running out of options and hope, he remembered the people who helped him finish his high school education. He called us. We sponsored Jia-you’s living expense, while helping him apply for a tuition subsidy from the school.
Now Jia-you gives back to his community by volunteering on weekends at the HOPE worldwide Centre for Kids in Kunming, serving and being a role model for the migrant children who come to the centre.
If it weren’t for your support of the work of HOPE worldwide in China, we could not have been able to help someone like Jia-you. We would have lost a diligent young man to the mines in some remote mountains in Yunnan.
Now Jia-you is marching off to a very different future.
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