Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 26 -

Title: "Let every person has the color of life opportunity" - the story of Xi Jinping and People's Education

  Xinhua News Agency reporter

  "To develop education for poverty alleviation as a permanent solution", "To make the best house in the village is a school", "Let every child fly higher and farther with dreams"-education is the country's prosperity, education A strong country is a strong country.

In the mind of General Secretary Xi Jinping, education has always been placed on the strategic position of priority development.

  Year after year, time and time again, General Secretary Xi Jinping walked into schools, watching school building construction, listening to teaching progress, asking teachers and students about their feelings, emphasizing training children from impoverished areas; and spending June 1 with the children. Welcome the "May 4th" with the college students and celebrate the "Teacher's Day" with the teachers, and encourage everyone to work hard and live up to their glory; personally deploy and promote education development and reform, and take what the people think and need as education The urgency and direction of reform, and whether the people are satisfied is a measure of the value of education reform and development.

9-year-old Ce Geng (right) has an online class near his home in the Gobi (photographed on April 1).

Ce Geng is a fourth-grade student of Mongolian School in Alxa Left Banner, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Due to the prevention and control of the epidemic, a sheepboy from a province who had been employed by Ce Geng's parents for a long time failed to return to the local area. The family had to return to their home in the pastoral area of ​​Ulijisumuwendul Maodaogacha in Alxa Left Banner to look after the sheep.

During this period, Ce Geng helped his parents while taking online lessons.

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Lei

"For the next generation to live a good life, they must first have a culture"

  The school building has bright and clean windows, complete campus facilities, a library, laboratory, music room, and multimedia classrooms. These years, the school has become the best building in many towns.

  More than 30 years ago, rural schools were described as "black rooms, earthen platforms, and mud children", "looking like a ruined temple from a distance, but a school up close."

  One day in March 1984, Comrade Xi Jinping, then Secretary of the Zhengding County Party Committee of Hebei Province, rode to Beijia Village Primary School to inspect the school building.

This Beijia village is relatively rich in the local area, but the scene of the elementary school is dilapidated:

  The collapsed gate was unrepaired, and teachers and students entered and exited through a large hole in the wall;

  Even a avenue with a carriage and tractor driving back and forth is a playground, noisy and dangerous;

  Because of the wind and rain, the roof tiles of more than a dozen classrooms are almost gone. No window glass is intact, and the classroom doors cannot be closed or opened.

  In the classroom of the Yuhong Class, a room was crowded with children. There were not enough stools to sit on. Some children had to sit on the ground...

  Comrade Xi Jinping requested that a meeting be held that night to implement rectification, "at least there must be courtyard walls, light bulbs, glass, and wooden desks and benches."

  "Education concerns future generations. The best house in the village is a school." Comrade Xi Jinping asked all towns and villages to do the same.

  "The next generation must have a culture if they want to live a good life."

General Secretary Xi Jinping has always been concerned about the education of children.

  Letting children in rural and poor areas receive a good education is an important task of poverty alleviation and development and an important way to block the intergenerational transmission of poverty.

General Secretary Xi Jinping repeatedly emphasized on different occasions that the treatment of poverty should be the first to treat stupidity.

Training children from impoverished areas is the fundamental poverty alleviation strategy.

At the Ramo Football Stadium in Zhaojue County, Sichuan Province, Azuwule (left) fights during training (photographed on August 13).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Shen Bohan

  Located on a high mountain with an altitude of 2,700 meters, Wawu Primary School in Zhaojue County, Sichuan Province is called "Yunyun Primary School" with clouds and mist all year round.

The children living here know that in far away Beijing, Grandpa Xi has always cared about them.

  On the eve of the Spring Festival in 2018, General Secretary Xi Jinping drove along the deep Panshan Highway in Pojigou and went to Zhaojue County in the hinterland of Daliang Mountain to visit the poor.

He applauded warmly for the little girl Ji Hao Youguo's "The National Flag and the National Flag Are Beautiful", and asked the villagers with concern, "Do the children go to school?"

  On this piece of land surrounded by cliffs, there were hundreds of "cliff villages" that were almost isolated from the rest of the world without access to roads. It was extremely difficult for children to study.

Just half a year after General Secretary Xi Jinping visited the Yi people, along the road in front of the school, Azuowule, a Yi teenager, left his hometown for the first time and traveled to Nanjing to participate in a friendly football match in Nanjing.

No one in his family has gone so far.

  The light of education, which was once blocked by the mountains, shines on the young minds and breeds boundless dreams.

"Use love and wisdom to block the intergenerational transmission of poverty"

  "Thousands of rural children" is the concern of General Secretary Xi Jinping, and "the majority of teachers use love and wisdom to block the intergenerational transmission of poverty" is his earnest entrustment.

Students from the Chorus Club of Fuzhou Hope Primary School in Yangjialing, Yan'an City, Shaanxi Province perform chorus (photographed on April 24, 2019).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Liu Xiao

  In Yan'an, Shaanxi, Yangjialing Fuzhou Hope Primary School is closely adjacent to the former site of the Yangjialing Revolution.

When you walk into the campus, you can see the big red letters on the beige school building at a glance: "hold up the sun of tomorrow".

  It was this elementary school where Comrade Xi Jinping had two correspondences and two visits.

In February 2015, General Secretary Xi Jinping came here for the second time to visit faculty and staff, and asked with concern how teachers are treated.

The teachers still remember the general secretary’s ardent exhortation at the time: “Education is very important. To grasp the development of the old revolutionary bases and poverty-stricken areas, we still need to grasp education well, and don’t let children lose on the starting line.”

  The biggest problem in rural education lies in the quality of teachers. The three core issues are "cannot go", "cannot retain", and "not teach well".

  Zhongyi Township, Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County, Chongqing City, located in Wuling Mountain, has high mountains and deep valleys and barren land. It is one of the 18 deeply impoverished towns in Chongqing.

  In April 2019, under the light rain of early spring, General Secretary Xi Jinping walked along the winding mountain road for more than 3 hours to Huaxi Village, Zhongyi Township.

  "How long has it been for teaching?" "How does the salary level compare to the county or other places?" "How often can I go home?" ... On the playground of Zhongyi Township Primary School, General Secretary Xi Jinping said something warm to heart Inquiries made the teachers feel more cordial.

  Teacher Ma Yingcui told General Secretary Xi Jinping that he was a student of Zhongyi Township Primary School and chose to return to his alma mater to teach and educate people after graduation.

For more than ten years, she has witnessed the development of the school.

  The general secretary praised her "great!" and said happily: "I would like to see a group of rural teachers who take root here to cultivate these outstanding descendants for our country and for our hometown. You do Work is very meaningful."

Students at Zhongyi Township Primary School in Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County, Chongqing City, students in the "5G Double Teacher Classroom" (photographed on December 12, 2019).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Quanchao

  A century-old plan is based on education; a grand plan for education is based on teachers.

Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has placed the construction of the teaching team in a prominent position and has studied and deployed a series of reform measures.

The rural teacher support plan is further advanced. The public-funded education policy for local teacher students attracts 45,000 people to teach in the countryside every year. The living subsidy policy benefits 1.3 million rural teachers in more than 80,000 rural schools in the central and western regions...

  "Education in poverty-stricken areas is promising," General Secretary Xi Jinping wrote in a reply to the teachers participating in the "National Training Program (2014)" Beijing Normal University’s Guizhou Seminar, and that every child should be able to fully enjoy a vibrant education. Every child takes his dream to fly higher and farther, so that more children can get out of the mountains and share the chance of success in life.

"Three hundred and sixty lines, the best in the line"

  Downstream from the coastal river in the central city of Tianjin, a new Jinnan city comes into view-the Haihe Education Park, which gathers the city's secondary and higher vocational colleges and major vocational education resources, now stands tall.

In recent years, more than 10 vocational colleges have been relocated here as a whole, breaking the fence and sharing resources on this fertile soil with a total area of ​​37 square kilometers.

  In the park, people come and go in the Tianjin Vocational Skills Public Training Center.

  In May 2013, General Secretary Xi Jinping came here to learn about the vocational skills training, and held discussions with representatives of college graduates, unemployed people, and surplus rural labor.

He encouraged contemporary college students to be ambitious, down-to-earth, change their career concepts, insist on starting from reality, be brave to go to the frontline and difficult places at the grassroots level, take the road of life step by step, and be good at creating extraordinary achievements in ordinary positions. .

Trainees practice hairdressing at a vocational skill training base in Xiangdu District, Xingtai City, Hebei Province (photographed on July 29).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhu Xudong

  Vocational education is an important part of the national education system and human resource development. It is an important way for young people to open the door to success.

General Secretary Xi Jinping has always attached great importance to vocational education and cared about the training of skilled talents.

  On June 17, 2015, just after his 17th birthday, Gao Yu, a 2014-grade student of Guizhou Mechanical Industry School, "showed" his robot manipulation skills in front of General Secretary Xi Jinping.

On this day, when Gao Yu was learning to control the robot arm to complete the screen writing actions, General Secretary Xi Jinping came to the Guizhou Mechanical Industry School and walked into his intelligent manufacturing training base.

  "Suddenly his head was a little blank." When Gao Yu was still nervous, the General Secretary smiled and stretched out his hand.

Holding the hand of the general secretary, Gao Yu "feeled that he must seize the opportunity to let the general secretary see the strength of our secondary vocational students."

  General Secretary Xi Jinping and him started homework, "Where is your home?" "Why do you want to study here?" "How do you feel about studying and living?" "What is your dream?" He told the General Secretary that his home is In Bijie, Guizhou, studying in a secondary vocational school is because I can learn the technology needed in the future market. The "theory + practice" learning method can quickly improve my ability.

  "All walks of life need a large number of scientific and technological talents, as well as a large number of skilled talents. Everyone must have full confidence in their own future." The words of General Secretary Xi Jinping made the students very excited.

This is the China-New Zealand Friendship Department of Shandan Peili School in Zhangye City, Gansu Province (taken on August 21, 2019, drone photo).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Fan Peishen

  Shandan Peili School, located in Zhangye, Gansu, was founded in 1942 and features vocational education.

For a long time, General Secretary Xi Jinping has been connected with Shandan Peili School and has continuously sent blessings and care to this school.

In August 2019, General Secretary Xi Jinping walked into this school.

  "my country's economy depends on the real economy for support, which requires a large number of professional and technical talents, and a large number of craftsmen from big countries. Therefore, vocational education is promising." General Secretary Xi Jinping said to the students, "Three hundred and sixty lines are the best. You inherit the fine traditions, advance with the times, and have a bright future. I support you!"

"The disabled can also live a wonderful life"

  The early morning sun shines on the Children's Welfare Institute in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, starting a warm day.

In the Children's Welfare Institute in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, faculty and staff play with the children (photographed on May 28, 2019).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Jing

  On the eve of the 2014 Spring Festival, General Secretary Xi Jinping came here to visit the children and teachers in the orphanage.

The deaf-mute girl Wang Yani bent her thumb to the general secretary and said "thank you" in dumb language.

General Secretary Xi Jinping followed the lesson with a smile: "Extending your thumb is'good', bending it is'thank you'."

  Here, the general secretary communicated with everyone, asked about study, talked about aspirations, and looked through sign language books and photo albums.

He was very happy to see the children grow up healthily and wished them success in their studies.

  General Secretary Xi Jinping has always paid special attention to the education of special groups such as orphans and the disabled.

  In September 1990, Huang Daoliang, a disabled candidate from Fujian and Qing Dynasties who took the college entrance examination three times, was exceptionally admitted to Minjiang Vocational University, where Comrade Xi Jinping, then secretary of the Fuzhou Municipal Party Committee and concurrently president, became the first unarmed college student in Fujian Province.

  "For me, this is no less than a rebirth." Huang Daoliang said.

  October is the harvest season.

Several new names have been added to the excellent graduate honor wall in the corner of the campus of Qiyin School in Minhang District, Shanghai: Chen Weiliang, staff member of the Question Bank Management Section of Shanghai Vocational Skills Appraisal Middle School; Wu Fei, counselor of the School of Art and Design, Shanghai University of Applied Sciences ; Chen Linglin, Director of Sign Language Project of Shanghai Suimeng Culture Communication Co., Ltd...

  These jobs don't seem prominent, but they are respectable.

  Qiyin School is a special school that implements nine-year compulsory education for hearing impaired children.

In September 2007, 13 years ago, Comrade Xi Jinping, then Secretary of the Shanghai Municipal Party Committee, came to Qiyin School to encourage teachers to have the voice of Qiyin, the spirit of Qide, the spirit of Qihui, and the beginning of Qixing, so that students should be equal, Learning and mastering skills through caring and joy will enable them to integrate into society in a healthy and happy future and become useful talents.

Residents in a paraplegic nursing home in Tangshan City, Hebei Province play chess (photographed on July 25, 2019).

Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Zhao Hongyu

  To build a well-off society in an all-round way, there must be no one disabled person.

As General Secretary Xi Jinping said when he visited everyone at the Tangshan Paraplegia Sanatorium in July 2016: "The disabled can also live a wonderful life."

  In recent years, my country’s special education popularization level, condition guarantees, and education and teaching quality have been significantly improved, and the education rights of disabled children have been strongly guaranteed. Basically, "12 years of free education for disabled students with family financial difficulties from compulsory education to high school education" has been realized. The goal.

  Groups of children who have come out of special schools are blooming with special excitement.

(Reporters Hu Hao, Wu Zhendong, Ke Gaoyang, Guo Jingdan)