Backpacks are an important part of everyday life for most school children. Backpacks carry books, shoes, and lunches. But they also carry hope for a brighter future only possible through education. In rural China many families are unable to provide everyday items to their children such as a backpack and school supplies. Guizhou Province in southern China is an incredibly beautiful, mountainous place. It is also the poorest province in all of China. Through continued work in Guizhou, LWB has gained a reputation with provincial officials as an organization with strong supporters and a big heart for children.
In honor of Children’s Day, on June 1st, Guizhou Civil Affairs asked LWB to help provide new backpacks for primary school children from Huishui County. Many children in this county carry their school supplies to school in plastic bags or wrapped in towels for the long, rugged, and often rainy walk to school over mountainous terrain. This project provided 200 children with their own backpack and school supplies. Every backpack contained a calculator, pencils, markers, a pencil sharpener, three notebooks, glue, chalkboard eraser, and a pencil eraser. The children were grateful to receive their new backpacks and supplies.
We are so grateful to our supporters who reached around the world with us to improve the lives of children in need.