Changxing college students help village children study through radio

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: Mar 17, 2020

In recent days, a group of college students in Tangnan village, Changxing county, Huzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, have been broadcasting courses for local children through the village's radio system amid the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

In February, local primary and middle schools started to provide online courses for their students under the guidance of local education departments in an effort to help students continue learning without venturing outside.

Unfortunately, the network connection in Tangnan village is rather weak, so local children are unable to study online. Thus, the town decided to ask college students from the village to broadcast courses on Feb 20.

"When I'm on duty for morning courses, I usually go to our village's broadcasting room at 8:30 am, prepare for the following courses, and then start to broadcast courses at 9:00 am," said Gao Mingli, a college student from the village.

According to Gao, in addition to the radio courses, college students from the village are also offering face-to-face courses to help children who find studying difficult.

"Although we are too young to work on the frontlines of the fight against the virus, we still want to do something to help our village," said Chen Jian, another college student.

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A primary school student in Tangnan village, Changxing county, Huzhou studies via radio broadcast. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]