Get out of the mountains to read and return to the mountains to teach. With the efforts of the National Peoples Congress delegate and the Deputy principal of the Full Primary School in Motuo County, Tibet Autonomous Region, the enrollment rate of Menba children in Helping Xinxiang has increased from 30% to 100%. Locals call her a dreamer for children.
Born in 1978 in Genden Village, Bangxin Township, Metto County, Gesandeji entered a private primary school at the age of 7. Thatch hut, leaking rain, rotten floor, no lunch is her memory of the school. At that time, there were seven administrative villages in Bangxin Township, with only a dozen children attending school. There are three courses of Chinese, Tibetan and Mathematics in the school, but no teacher or textbook can teach the content of second grade or above. I remember a word, the ability of thecan, the teacher does not know how to read, but also asked a lot of people.
Moto is the last county to open roads in China. Bangxin Township is the last town to open roads in Moto. In 1989, Gesandeji transferred to Linzhi No. 2 Primary School for free education. A group of students, escorted by their teachers and parents, set out from Bangxin Township, camped in the mountains at night, climbed over the snow mountain at an altitude of nearly 5000 meters, and arrived at Linzhi on foot for six days.
Since the mid-1980s, Tibetan classes have been held in various parts of China, and efforts have been made to train various talents in Tibet. In 1994, Gesandeji was admitted to a Tibetan class in Yueyang City, Hunan Province. First acquainted with the outside world, she called open eyes and said that the new school was like the place where the gods live.
At the same time, Gersandge saw the gap between his hometown and the outside world. She believes that education is the key to narrowing the gap. In 1998, Gesandeji was admitted to the Affiliated College of Nationalities of Hebei Normal University. After graduating in 2001, she returned to her hometown hidden in the mountains. We are in great need of teachers there. Normal schools also want to do their utmost for the education of our hometown.
At that time, the new school buildings of Bangxinxiang Primary School had been built and the curriculum was improved, but the living conditions were still very poor. More than thirty students were crowded into a dormitory, with few vegetables and no meat to see. Teachers raise chickens and pigs on wages and grow vegetables with their students every Friday. Many children drop out of school and run home, poor food, poor living is the direct reason.
The deeper problem lies in the economic burden of the local people and the lack of educational ideas. Parents are more willing to leave their children at home, not only to save money, but also many people to undertake housework. For a long time, running persuasion was the main work of Gersandge and his colleagues.
The reason why we are poor is that our children are illiterate and do not study. Let the children go to school, to change the status quo, to change their own destiny. Gersandge said that he never gave up on the matter of persuading students back to class.
In 2013, the Moto Highway opened to traffic, driving the local economic development. Gersandge said that peoples lives are more affluent, parents are willing to send their children to school, and children are more willing to learn. Modern facilities such as multimedia classrooms, science laboratories and music rooms have also improved teaching conditions. Teachers used to come and go in batches, but now they are relatively stable.
Data is more intuitive. China News Agency reporter learned from the Propaganda Department of Mette County that by the end of 2018, there were 20 schools at all levels in Mette County, 276 teachers and 2175 students. The net enrollment rate in primary schools was 99.9%, and the gross enrollment rate in junior middle schools was 104.7%.
Gesandeji said that compared with the past, the hardware and software of basic education in Moto County have greatly improved. But she also said that the number of professional teachers is still lacking, especially in the aspects of mathematics, physics and chemistry, sound and physical beauty. During this years meeting, she hopes to put forward suggestions on training ethnic minority teachers with high quality, and encourage more ethnic minority students to study normal education and teach in Moto.