Just after the winter solstice, the temperature in Zhaotong to Shanbao area of Yunnan has dropped to 56 degrees,
along the way pine trees have “put on” a layer of ice. In January 2018, a picture of a local student with a frost on his head was widely disseminated after media reports.
Wang Fuman, the protagonist of the picture, was called “Ice Flower Boy” and attracted attention.
A year has passed. How is the life of “Ice Flower Boy”? What changes have taken place in the Turn Shanbao Primary School where “
Ice Flower Boy” is located? Recently, people’s network reporters came to Zhaotong Ludian for a field visit.
Wang Fuman is optimistic and cheerful in school. Photography: Xu Qian
Wang Fuman’s new home, the whole family has moved in in June, the figure in the picture is Wang Fuman’s father, mother and grandmother. Photography: Xu Qian
The gate of Zhuanshan Bao Primary School was covered with frost. Photography: Zhang Qiang
The school has built a new dormitory for heating and water supply.
Last June, the Xiaomans moved into their new house. The new house is very big.
The entrance is the cement road. It only takes 10 minutes to walk along the cement road to Zhuanshanbao Primary School.
so life will surely get better and better in the future.” Wang Gangkui, Wang Fuman’s father, said with a laugh.
Wang Gangkui now works at a construction site in Kunming of the Third Bureau of China Construction.
He can weld and build bricks and walls. He earns about 200 yuan a day. In the local area, such income is middle-class.
As the year approached, Wang Gangkui returned from Kunming’s construction site to buy his New Year’s Goods.
Wang Fuman (first right) writes his homework in the classroom. Photography: Xu Qian
Nowadays, the classrooms of Zhuanshan Bao Primary School are equipped with high-power heating equipment. The school provides hot water uninterruptedly during the day.
Children will no longer write their homework red-handed in the classroom. At the same time, the school has built a new dormitory, and the students who are far away can stay in the school.
Once a “celebrity” Wang Fuman, many of the “first” in his life were engraved in 2018. In this year, Wang Fuman went to Beijing for the first time.
He was still studying hard. His ideal was still to be a policeman who caught bad people and to share his trip to Beijing with his classmates from time to time.
“Mathematics scores are in the top three in the class and the top five in the class. At present,
he is a member of the Labor Committee in the class and has a good relationship with his classmates.” Fu Heng, vice principal of Zhuanshanbao Primary School, said.
Located in the alpine mountainous area of Wumeng Mountain, the turning hill is winter for half a year. “From September to April and May of next year, it is cold and windy, and frosting of hair is common here.”
Tang Yadong, mayor of Xinjie Town, Ludian County, introduced that local workers erecting electric poles, peasants working in the fields,
and cadres working in poverty alleviation in villages and households. They also often “white” head, “Ice Boy” after the fire, they will be jokingly called “Uncle Ice Flower”.
After the “Ice Flower Boys” were concerned, various sectors of society donated money and materials to help poor local children.
Most of the donated materials are sports goods, clothing, heating equipment and so on. With these and government procurement, the local primary schools have improved the basic equipment of the school.
Zhuanshanbao Primary School has set up its own laboratory, art room and computer room, and electronic teaching materials are also used in the classroom.
Yunnan Youth Foundation also initiated the “Youth Warm Winter Action” in January 2018.
Up to now, Yunnan Youth Foundation has raised a total of 3471265.86 yuan in special donations,
with a funding standard of 500 yuan per person, benefiting 6943 families with financial difficulties mainly left-behind children in Yunnan Province, so that they can spend the winter warmly and happy New Year.
Zhuanshanbao Primary School. Photography: Zhao Li
Many local measures are taken to fight against poverty. Since 2018, Ludian County has steadfastly carried out household housing, industrial development, basic improvement, undertakings matching,
spiritual poverty alleviation and other work. It has achieved the listing of 15 poverty-stricken villages, with 4559 households and 17857 people out of poverty.
The incidence of poverty has dropped by 4.91 percentage points compared with the end of 2017.
Tang Yadong, mayor of Xinjie Town, also lamented that the total investment in poverty alleviation and fortification in Xinjie Town in recent two years far exceeded the total investment since the founding of the town. “
People’s life has been greatly improved. Ice Flower Boys will walk a good road and go to school, and their future life will be better and better. They will strive to get rid of poverty in 2019.”
In the newly built dormitory of the school, students from far away can live in the school, and Wang Fuman also chose to live in the school. Photography: Xu Qian
“The school has also built dormitories. The students who have traveled a long way can live in the school.
The quilts are all thicker. All of them are provided by the school.” Zhuanshan Bao is a deep poverty-stricken area in Zhaotong.
The accommodation condition of the school is much better than that of many students’families. At one time, parents asked the school if they could let their children live on weekends.
“The concern of the society makes students deeply feel the beauty of the world. The students’spiritual outlook has changed greatly. They have a clear goal when they get out of the mountains.
The students have planted seeds of dreams in their hearts, and the future can be expected.” Fu Heng commented on the students’changes.