This was a special day, a visit to a school in the countryside. The children here are from the families of poor farmers. The school was located in lovely countryside but the school itself was in a poor condition. My Chinese friend Wang Li Juan, English name Summer, took some books from her school and the kids were delighted to receive them. I think there was less than a hundred kids at this school, so much smaller than the city schools. After the visit to the school we were taken to an amazing cave. The countryside here is stunning. Here is a video slide show I made of the visit.
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