Xie Tinglin has resigned from his factory job to prepare to go to college on the 9th of September. He earned 4.33 yuan ($.68) an hour, but 1200 yuan ($188) a month for a few summer months isn't enough to pay his tuition. $220 has been given toward his $650 scholarship, but that isn't enough to pay his tuition either. He needs $430 more at least.
He asked to be interviewed online, because he was working away from his school. He is determined to go to college. Because he is 21, I think he repeated his senior year last year in order to make a better college entrance score to enter an excellent school, Guangxi College of Finance and Economics. He will study personnel management. His national score is 532.
Xie Tinglin Interviewed by Internet
All of our 15 students who applied for college scholarships this year now have scholarships except Xie Tinglin. Some of them had long-time sponsors and others were helped by sponsors who took new college students after their old ones graduated last spring. Some new sponsors also stepped forward.
We have helped 98 students go to college since 2006. Some are teachers, lawyers, game designers, and office workers.
Please help Xie pay his college tuition. His father is 72 and much too old to earn enough money to support him in college for 4 years. You can send a check to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY, 40351 or give by credit card at this link.
Betty Cutts, Director of Blessing Hands
Great Water News
East Oldham Middle School is Partnering with Blessing Hands for Water Purifiers
Kids at three Yangshuo Primary Schools will be able to have pure water by next fall. East Oldham Middle School in Kentucky is teaching their students service learning while providing water purifiers for many primary kids. The school's students will be raising money for three water purifiers. The Oldham County Education Department will send Dennis Mangum and other East Oldham Middle School staff members to Yangshuo to install them. They will bring the purifiers, tubing, connections and faucets but will have to buy stainless steel tanks and maybe a few other items locally.
The school has been doing these service projects in Haiti for a few years, but now they are heading to our part of China. I met with them and saw their lovely modern school. They are really teaching their students a lesson they will never forget and making a lasting impression on schools and students both here and abroad.
East Oldham students will be studying about China all year in various classes and maybe sending letters or paintings to the school. I gave them many Chinese cultural items that they can use in their classes this year. We gave them photos taken by our Blessing Hands students for an art show. The Oldham students will be able to get a very good idea of what Yangshuo looks like from those pictures.
Each system will cost approximately $1,500 installed. You can see movies of the three schools at these youtube links below.
Maybe your school would like to participate in such a service learning project or raise money for a water purifier in the Buyi area of Guizhou Province. Yaya Luo, our Buyi administrator, wants those minority schools to have pure water too.
Zhongnan Primary School
Fuli Dutou Primary School
Xiling Primary School
Fuli Dutou Primary School Needs a water purifier
East Oldham Middle School
Zhongnan Primary School
Xiling Primary School
Blessing Hands is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity that seeks to help people help themselves and others. We give educational aid to students in China and help schools with special projects like libraries and water purification. 946 students have gone through our programs in Yangshuo, Du'an, An Long, and Qinzhou in the last 7 years as of fall 2012. We have helped 98 students with university scholarships within China. Your gifts are tax deductible within the USA.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.