It's been nearly a year since I last wrote.
There's a yearning to see the new school campus, the kids, Principal Zhang and the VP again.
The first visit to the old school campus was in June 2016, after the International Children's Day. The sight at the dorm was heart breaking. But the students' performances and the VP's sharing was encouraging and opened my eyes and heart.
Then came the good news in November of the same year. A new site was allocated by the Feng Huang Government, and a new campus was being built with a generous loan of 20 million RMB from a bank.
A cousin of Principal Zhang drove me and Patrick to visit the new campus.
It was dusk. The sun was going down fast. We went along a very bumpy road and arrived at the top of a small hill. The land was all hard rock, carved into gullies by long years of rain and wind. Principal Zhang in a checked shirt greeted us in high spirits. He was so happy to see us, the first visitors to his dream school. He led us to the highest point and told us his campus design. The gullies would be best training ground for martial arts training. The middle part would be converted to a water pond with lily, symbolising peace and abundance.
"This school is built on hard rock. Wonderful!" I said.