-“Love over Dreams" Program of Hangzhou Guotai Education Group
As the helmsman of Guotai Education Group, Zhang Xiaoying had an eventful and rough life in her early years, which makes her fully understand the important meaning and value of understanding and caring for "people".
-Love and care raises the stars of tomorrow.
In today's materialistic world, people seldom hold fast to professional ethics. But
- Free schooling for poor rural students with excellent academic records.
Ever since it’s founding, the school makes its door wide open for poor rural students with excellent academic records, thus paving a way for those who are yearning for study but can not afford it. Among them, Wu Lifang has been successfully admitted to Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine after she finished high school in Guotai, and now is a doctor to release pain for people. Besides, after being enrolled to
- Great love comes in silence; great love is boundless.
Guotai sits in warm sunshine, peacefully and comfortably. The quietness and serenity here is beyond words.
Guotai, a home showered in love, where every child, every staff gets intoxicated at the peaceful harbor.
Guotai, a home for wise minds, where students start their sails of life voyage with love.
When a teacher, Mr. Jin, suffered a sudden heart attack and was hospitalized, it was Guotai that sent about 10,000 Yuan to save his life; when a staff member died of fatal illness, it was Guotai that took all of the burden out of its duty; and when a child was about to drop school due to family financial crisis, it was Guotai that exempt him of tens of thousands tuition fees. Could all of these be possible without the great love from Principal Zhang? And who could ever imagine that Ms. Zhang is living a very frugal life although she owns such a big school. She never writes on just one side of a meeting script before tossing it away; she never throws away the leftover of a meal; and the water in her home never gets wasted until it ends up in flushing toilet.
As a school principal, Ms. Zhang cares more about the daily life of the teaching and administrative staff. At Guotai, no one needs to worry about daily necessities like food, shelter and transportation. Even if the prices are soaring now, every staff member can meet their basic needs in just two or three hundred Yuan a month. The staff dormitory is equipped with television, computers, air-conditioning and other daily necessities. Moreover, the education fee for children of staff members is exempted, which can be done by our school.
"A peach she threw to me, a gem pendant I gave her in return ". Living in such a faith, we have strong enough reason to pass along the "flame" of love, to spread it to everyone and every corner of out heart.
At Guotai, I feel profound love all the time through the four huge characters "love
Moreover, the love of Guotai goes beyond school walls. "Guotai has such a good principal, it is sure to become better and better.” That’s words from a taxi driver. The location of the school within a community brings inconvenience to the residents, so the principal never forgets to bring festivals gifts to them.
Meanwhile, there are many male teachers in the school who are busy with teaching and can not afford the time to attend their love affairs and marriage. So the school union organizes many recreational activities like “heart and bridge" including social dances, karaoke and tea parties to offer a platform for single staff members to display their talents and personality, to enhance communication with the outside world, and to inspire their enthusiasm for life. Through these activities, many people find their loved ones and get married. When they receive the wedding gift from the school, it seems a blessing from family members.
And even when the new-born baby is still in the parents’ arms, the school has been committed to a free schooling for it. In a metropolitan like
Music teachers in our school win with beautiful voice in a talent show and stand on the podium rather than the teaching platform to receive awards from district and municipal leaders.
The dance given by teachers’ Latin team can match that of a dance show- Wulinmen in
- Affection is a kind of support: confession from a female teacher at Guotai
Someone says that being affected makes people fragile because it reaches the softest string in out heart. But I want to say that affection makes people strong, because when you feel the care and support from so many people around you, you have the strength to move forward!
In my inner heart, I’m mostly affected by Guotai. Whenever I think of it, I feel unlimited warmth and endless love! Affection is a kind of support. With it, nothing can stop the existence of life!
Time flies, but what happened four years ago remains vivid in my mind. Back then, my life went astray and I suffered enormous changes. After heart-breaking pains and helpless despair, my husband Zhang Hao quitted his job at Guotai in August 2003 to work in his hometown
When I met him at the station for treatment in Hangzhou, he was no longer what he used to be, only with skins and bones. The ensuing problems were quite beyond my imagination. The hospital refused to take him in. With expensive drug fees, and especially a heart-wrenching feeling seeing him endure the pains and torture, I was so weak and helpless but could turn to no one for help in
Meanwhile, she brought my eight-year-old youngest son to her home and took good care of him. At this time, there was no longer any relationship between Zhang Hao and Guotai. Besides, it was him who let the principal down unjustly first. So he would not let me turn to the school for help. But the principal let me take care of him whole-heartedly without cutting the wages. The principal spares no effort in her dedication. That is the spirit of Guotai, and that is the world's greatest love.
During my husband's stay in hospital, Ms. Zhang visited him several times to encourage him and comfort him regardless of her busy work and people’s opposition (resulted from a common terror towards hospital).
I remember the scene at the night of July 10, 2004 clearly. At that time, Zhang Hao was dying. Ms. Zhang Xiaoying, the principal, took our child to see him. Holding his hand, she had a heart-to-heart talk with him in encouragement. And the vice-principal Zhang Kai stayed in the corridor in order to not to disturb Zhang Hao’s rest. He didn’t go back until after four o'clock after repeated requirement. Zhang Hao died at 5am in July 11, 2004 after struggling. He shed a last drop of tear and spoke the last sentence in gratitude to vice-principal Zhang Kai who returned halfway back.
Zhang Hao went away, with the warmth from Guotai. The principal took care of the entire funeral affair and went to purchase white cloth from the market personally. And she brought all her family to the memorial service. At that time, my daughter was 12 and my son was only 8. For a woman like me who had never suffered so much, I completely lost my mind and the only idea was to kill myself in escape. The principal is not related to me, but she is more than just a relative in terms of her thoughtful love and care. She told me that your child is the child of Guotai.
If fragile is the name of woman, then I am a woman of woman. It is Guotai that gives me the courage to survive, the hope of life, and a warm home. At this moment, I would really like to become a poet, to dip all the shinning words in the blood of my heart, and then sing out the beauty of Guotai with all my soul like a cuckoo. But I am not a poet, so I can only chant with superficial words to show my gratitude to Guotai.
- To play the strongest tune of life.
What kind of lessons moves people most? You may say a Chinese class filled with passion and knowledgeable quotations, or a physics class with unique and exquisite design, or an English class with harmonious atmosphere and dynamic teacher-student interaction…
But you will say no to them all when you see a teacher Mr. Wang Fushun, with his twisted left hand while vigorous handwriting on the blackboard, the difficult movement of his body while the keenly thoughtful schemes, and the impaired health while dedicated devotion to teaching. Everyone will be deeply shaken by these sharp contrasts. Moreover, if you hear about his millions-step exercise in order to return to the teaching platform, or read the countless letters he wrote to the principals for “resume teaching”, you cannot help but to exclaim: "teacher"– such a common word yet it endows such amazing strength in an ordinary life!
Having experienced a traumatic life, Mr. Wang understands more deeply the great love of Guotai which gives life to him like the rain in spring. He started to work in Guotai on September 1, 2005. But within two months, he had a sudden stroke. It was the principal in charge of teaching who carried him off platform on his back. In his coma, it was the principal who spent sleepless night with him, rubbing his unconscious hands and feet. And the "Green Love Foundation" paid all the medical expenses. All the members of Guotai family lent him helping hands warmly.
Wang Fushun is divorced. Without children or family members, life would be extremely pathetic and recovery would be extremely hard for him after the stroke. Fortunately, things are completely different because it happens at Guotai. When it rains heavily, someone will build a threshold to keep out the water; when it snows, someone will sweep a path in front of his door so that he will not slip and fall; when his hair grows long, a barber will come for a haircut; when his clothes and mattress get dirty, someone will wash and fold them properly…Thanks to the principal’s words, "Guotai just like a big tree. It will protect every staff member." An unbelievable miracle is created: an unconscious patient of cerebral hemorrhage who cannot even handle his basic needs due to the after-effects, is now standing on the teaching platform after two years and becomes a legend in everyone’s eyes.
In return to the school’s help, Mr. Wang devotes himself to passing knowledge to students. He develops unique personality with a strong will and writes lesson plans with his life. Shi Tiesheng, a famous writer, once wrote on his wheelchair- "life as strings". Now Mr. Wang drops his crutches and writes a new chapter: "If life is as strings, I will play the strongest tune of life"!
Only men who have love for life have passion for work. Only optimists will smile to challenges, and only those who have always received recognition and encouragement have the courage to fight for their dreams!
Schools need optimistic teachers with positive, self-improvement and self-challenge spirits. Guotai pledges to create such an environment for everyone. It becomes the starting point of the school to make every staff member “take
Guotai helps staff to realize their entrepreneurial dreams, to set up their own cozy home, and to be free from worries of disease and other hardships. The school is building a platform for everyone to show themselves, and the staff is working to the best of their ability with unprecedented enthusiasm in return. They give a best exemplification of the word “teacher” with their dedication and dedication. Guotai sprays the drizzling rain of love and care to every heart, and makes the dreams there sprout. May everyone’s life become more beautiful and happy!
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