CHINA Pic story: young village teacher hopes to help children get out of mountains

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Pic story: young village teacher hopes to help children get out of mountains

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20:17, September 10, 2020

Chen Yanzi tutors her student Qin Xingwang writing characters in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Che

All teachers and students of Mawuzhai boarding primary school attend the flag-raising ceremony in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved

Chen Yanzi ties the red scarf for third-year student Fu Zhenzhen at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was

Chen Yanzi sings for students at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen recalled. Bef

Chen Yanzi walks the third-year student Fu Zhenzhen home at night in Mawuzhai Village of Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears,

Chen Yanzi gives a lesson in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen reca

Chen Yanzi pays a home visit to third-year student Fu Zhenzhen in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen recalled. Before

Chen Yanzi gives a lesson in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen reca

Chen Yanzi takes students out of classroom for drawing in Mawuzhai Village of Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen reca

Chen Yanzi gives a lesson in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen reca

Chen Yanzi takes care of her student Qin Xingwang at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears,

First-year student Qin Xingwang learns a lesson in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was move

Chen Yanzi plays with students at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen recalled. Be

Chen Yanzi gives a lesson in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen reca

First-year student Qin Xingwang prepares a greeting card for Teachers' Day at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Che

Chen Yanzi teaches her student Qin Xingwang drawing in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 8, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen recalled. Before Chen's arr

Chen Yanzi exercises with students in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen recalled. Before Chen's arrival, there were

Chen Yanzi tutors her student Fu Zhenzhen in classroom at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to t

Chen Yanzi plays with students at Mawuzhai boarding primary school in Gujiao Township of Lingchuan county, Jincheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. Located in the depths of Taihang Mountains, more than 1,300 meters above sea level, Mawuzhai boarding primary school, with its whole six students, is the only school within a radius of dozens of kilometers. Chen Yanzi, at the age of 25, came here in September 2019 and became a teacher. Chen Yanzi came from the downtown of Jincheng City, and it took more than three hours driving over 100 kilometers to Mawuzhai Village due to the inconvenient transportation. When her parents learned the situation about Mawuzhai boarding primary school, they repeatedly tried to persuade her to give up. However, a little thing confirmed Chen in her decision. "I remember the first day I came here, when I entered the classroom, I saw several big characters written on the blackboard. 'Welcome, Ms. Chen.' I was moved to tears," Chen recalled. Be

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