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A tapestry of achievement: education illuminating the valley of the sun
By:China Tibet Online
update:December 22,2017
Editor's note: The Sichuan-Tibet Plateau, a beautiful region that reaches toward the heavens, is a place showered with blue skies, covered in white clouds, and dotted with snow-covered mountains, but recently, something truly remarkable has been materializing among the households that call this place home. A groundbreaking historic change has been reshaping the land and its people. From today on, we will publish a series of stories to tell you those changes.
Dec.22,2017--The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau stretches for thousands of kilometers, and the water of the Jinsha River flows down toward the east. The geographical location of Derong County within Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is at the very junction between the same plateau and river at the ridge of the vast snow-covered mountains. Restricted by its particular natural and economic conditions, however, there has been a lag in the relative quality of education, and the number of teachers is few and far between among agricultural and pastoral areas.
After Chengdu's Qianyang district government started to provide assistance to Derong County, education was desirable to bring the people out of poverty, and vigorous attempts were made to shine the sparkling light of knowledge in the sleeping Valley of the Sun. When looking closely at the stories telling how people of Tibetan-inhabited areas are receiving proper education for the first time, one calls to mind blooming flowers with beautiful fragrances stretching far and wide to every corner they can reach.

A Good Start for Children Living in Mountainous Areas
Bunsum Centralized School is located within the Bunsum county seat, 38 kilometers (23.6 miles) away from Derong. Here, machines are roaring, dust is blowing and a number of teaching facilities, dormitories, libraries, and gymnasiums are rising straight from the ground. Upon entering the school, which in and of itself is like an otherworldly blessing, people are immersed from head to toe with a sense of love, no matter if they are among the classrooms, modern track and field, or even the beautifully arranged student dormitories. This truly lovely campus is bursting with palpable hope and desire.
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