Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Great Expectations

Two girls were working on homework under street lights in Shenzhen, a prosperous southern city in Guangdong Province. Without parents to take care of them, the sisters have no money for basic living expense. Their landlord is nice enough to allow them continuing living in their current home although they have no money to pay, but cut the electricity so that they have to do their homework on the street. There is no money for food. Some neighbors will give them leftover, in some days, then the bigger sister will feed the younger one before she eats. Some days, there is nothing to eat.

They are still in school, the Shangwen School of Dalang Street, Baoan District, Shenzhen. The elder sister's name is Ou Jiaxin, in Grade Two. The younger sister's name is Ou Jiawang, in Grade One. The sisters love their animal dolls, and love to take pictures with them. When they go to bed in a dark cold night, they feel safe with their rabbit and monkey dolls.

The Seagull with them Great Expectations. source

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