Zhou Huosheng, a retired teacher, has donated to jinzhai, Anhui province 100 times in 24 years

2022-07-20 0 By

On that day, another day is the Lantern Festival, Anhui Province Jinzhai County hope primary school former principal Sun Yongqi is immersed in the atmosphere of joy and jubilation, suddenly received jiangsu Province Kunshan Zhou Huosheng Hope project volunteer association chairman Wu Weilin phone: “Zhou teacher died.”For a moment, shock, disbelief and sadness flooded my mind.In 1995, Zhou Huosheng went to Dabie Mountain for the first time to donate for education, accompanied by Sun Yongqi. In 2018, Zhou Huosheng went to Dabie Mountain for the 100th time, accompanied by Sun Yongqi.In his case, it was a friend he had known for many years.At the Hope Primary School in Nanxi Town, Jinzhai County, philanthropists with great love died;In the case of the students, it was the nurturing relatives who died.The picture shows Senior citizen Zhou Ho-sheng with students.The hope project as the life project of the rest of my life A book, 60% to 75% discount to buy, 20% discount to sell, the profit is often only a few cents, how long will it take to save 500,000 yuan?24 years!That’s the answer from Zhou Huosheng, a retired teacher at the Qiandeng Town Central Primary School in Kunshan city.Over the years, he has broken down five tricycles, sold hundreds of thousands of books, and saved food costs from teeth, saving nearly 500,000 yuan.He did not want to spend the money himself, but donated it to Hope Primary School in Jinzhai County, Anhui Province without feeling distressed. He also mobilized the caring people in Kunshan and surrounding areas to donate more than 12 million yuan for the Hope Project in the old revolutionary base area.Zhou Huosheng, born in 1934, has been sticking to the front line of rural education since he graduated from Kunshan Simple rural normal School.In 1994, a year before his retirement, Zhou Huosheng learned that the first Hope primary school in China — Hope Primary School in Jinzhai County, Anhui province was completed and opened. Thinking of su Mingjuan’s eager eyes, he donated 1000 yuan without hesitation.In September of the same year, he won the honorary title of “Outstanding Educator with Outstanding Contributions” and received a bonus of 3,000 yuan, all of which he donated.”At that time, a student’s tuition for a semester was only 20 yuan. 3,000 yuan is a lot of money.”Because of the large amount, Sun yongqi was very impressed. “After receiving the money order, the old headmaster attached great importance to it. He specially called me here and asked me to write a letter of thanks to him seriously.”To Sun yongqi’s surprise, unlike ordinary donors, Zhou Huosheng, who had just retired, came to Nanxi town after a 16-hour journey the following spring, visited several primary schools and investigated dozens of families with poor school-age children.”In a two-story earthen building, there are more than 70 students crammed into a small classroom. The desk is just a board, and the benches are high and low. All the students brought them from home by themselves.Zhou huosheng was surprised to find that the dropout rate of children was as high as 20 to 30 percent in this red land, which sacrificed 100,000 children for the revolutionary cause and walked out of 59 founding generals of the Republic.Later, he wrote in his diary: I am sad, I want to take the hope project as a life project for the rest of my life!24 years of charity sale, 100 times of visit to Zhouhuosheng retirement salary is only 100 yuan, only rely on this meager salary to help more children to go to school, obviously a little hard to do, how to do?Better from suzhou, Shanghai book wholesale market into the book, to kunshan school charity sale.For the first charity sale, he chose qiandeng Primary School, which he was most familiar with. In less than an hour, all the books were sold out, making a profit of 53 yuan, which strengthened Zhou huosheng’s confidence in selling books to help students.Therefore, in the streets, schools and enterprises of Kunshan, people can always see a thin old man with a bundle of books on his chest, a bundle of books on his back, and a bundle of books in each hand, walking from town to town like a camel.He didn’t know how to ride a bike, and he didn’t want to pay for a ride, so he sold books on foot.He was reluctant to go into restaurants, and always took his canteen and dry food with him when he went out.Later, in order to do good work, he grit his teeth, spent 404 yuan to buy a pedal tricycle, and on the top of the small flag of “selling books to donate to the Hope Project”, hanging a picture of “big eyes” and the hope primary school board.On my busiest days, I would cycle five hours a day to four or five schools.In the past 24 years, he has broken down five tricycles. Weighing only 80 pounds, he often carries books heavier than himself to squeeze into the bus.At first, Zhou huosheng felt a little embarrassed and some people talked about him, but he soon realized that “I sell books not to make a fortune myself, but for the children of Jinzhai.”In order to accurately deliver the love, he did not donate it, but personally to nanxi town.From Kunshan to Dabie Mountains, it takes up to 16 hours to travel more than 600 kilometers each way by train, bus and mountain road.One time, 10 times, 30 times, 70 times…It has been calculated that in these years he has made a round trip of more than 120,000 kilometers, equivalent to three times around the earth.In 2016, Zhou huosheng suffered from cerebral infarction;In 2017, his wife Lin Juying passed away.In January 2018, he fell ill while selling books for charity and was rescued after emergency treatment.Sun Yongqi urged, “Don’t come again. There aren’t many poor students left.”However, Choo said, I will come even if there is one poor student left.On May 19, 2018, the octogenarian, accompanied by his doctor, came to Jinzhai for the 100th time to donate money for education.Before leaving, he said, “The 100th time is not the end. I will continue my journey from here. For the 101st, 102 and 103 times, there is no end to life and hope.”As a provincial, Zhou huosheng knew nanxi’s situation better than the local education department.Sun Yongqi, who later took charge of all the schools in the town, was impressed: “He even knew exactly how many poor students there were in each school and how their families were.”The picture shows Senior citizen Zhou Ho-sheng with students.In 1997, Zhang Yufang got the first place in the nanxi Town high school entrance examination, but due to her poor family, she decided to give up her dream of university and fill in a secondary school.Zhou Huosheng was informed of the situation in Kunshan running around, eventually, Yushan town village committee decided to fund Zhang Yufang until she graduated from university.In 2004, Zhang yufang graduated from university and became a journalist.In the first month of her work, she met a poor student in an interview. Thinking of herself and Zhou Huosheng, she gave him 200 yuan at a stroke, while her monthly salary at that time was only 800 yuan.”I want to say to Grandpa Zhou, ‘WHEN I grow up, I will be you’.”Wu and his wife met Zhou Huosheng in the summer of 2004.It was the first time for them to follow Mr. Zhou to Jinzhai, where they witnessed the poor and backward education in the mountains and were deeply affected by Mr. Zhou’s stories about helping students.In 2010, they and a group of caring people launched the “Kunshan Zhouhuosheng Hope Project Volunteers Association”.Over the years, Zhou huosheng, volunteers and charitable enterprises have donated more than 12 million yuan to Jinzhai, 16 Hope primary schools have improved their operating conditions, more than 1,300 students have returned to their books, and more than 40 of them have gone to work.Originally zhou Huosheng’s action was just a single person, but now it has become a big family of love. Originally, it mainly supported Dabie Mountain area, but now it has expanded to poor areas in western China.On February 14, 2022, Zhou Huosheng passed away at the age of 88.Upon receiving the tragic news, Sun yongqi prepared to leave for Kunshan immediately to offer condolences, but was unable to go due to the epidemic prevention and control in Suzhou.At this moment, the strong of regrets, memories and inspirations began to wait upon them. Sun Yongqi murmured, “Fire is born, fire is born, ‘The fire of love lives on forever.’ It’s just like his name!”The copyright of this article belongs to the original author. If there is a source error or infringement of your legitimate rights and interests, you can contact us through email or wechat, and we will deal with it in time.Email address: jpbl@jp.jiupainews.com;Wechat id: Jiupai6688 (Note to add and withdraw)