'Spring Bud Plan' changes Tibetan girls' life

2010-05-25 10:16:00 | From:

Gama Drolma studies in her dormitory, photo from CTIC.

Gama Drolma studies in her dormitory, photo from CTIC.

Benefited from the 'Spring Bud Plan', Gama Drolma, a rural Tibetan girl from Nyemo county, Lhasa, has become a freshman in Tibet University.

The Spring Bud Plan is a program of the China Children and Teenagers' Fund under the leadership of All China Women's Federation with a goal of assisting girls in the poor areas of China to return to school.

As the first child in an 8-member family, Gama Drolma had done well in her study. Her study in the primary school and the junior middle school was free of charge because of a special fund from the central government for Tibet's compulsory education. When she was enrolled by the No. 2 Lhasa Senior Middle School in 2006, the family was not able to afford her tuition.

When her parents were trying to borrow money, the teacher told her that she would be supported by the Spring Bud Plan, which moved her to tears.

With the help of the project, Gama Drolma pays only 470 yuan of the incidental expenses while she can get 1,500 yuan of subsidies each year. The support continues till now. Appreciated, Gama Drolma works diligently and hopes to become a teacher to teach Tibetan language in the future.

Gama Drolma does homework with her classmate, photo from CTIC.

Gama Drolma does homework with her classmate, photo from CTIC.

The Spring Bud Plan kicked off in Tibet in 1994 and the project has raised more than 10 million yuan to set up nine "Spring Bud Hope Schools" and open 49 "Spring Bud Girl Classes" in 37 poor and remote counties around Tibet. More than 10,000 girls have been supported.

In 2009, Gama Drolma visited Beijing in the summer camp organized by the project together with other girls. "When I enjoyed the scenery, I decided to study harder to contribute to the society and my hometown," she said.

Your Comment

Name

Related News

    ;