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By LIU CE | China Daily | Updated:2016-06-06 07:45After learning about struggles facing pupils in poor, remote areas, 22-year-old decides she can make a differenceLiu Jiaying (wearing glasses) distributes gifts to students at Shaba primary school in Qianxi county, Guizhou province while visiting the school for the launch ceremony of the first Flying Box project in June, 2015. Provided to CHINA DAILYLiu Jiaying says she does not normally stand out from the crowd, but the 22-year-old student from Shenyang Architecture University separated herself from the pack when she designed and built a portable dormitory for pupils in a mountainous area of Guizhou province.The dorm, which Liu calls the “Flying Box”, was inspired by journalist-turned-philanthropist Deng Fei in 2015. Dengs dream was to offer safe and comfortable accommodation to students whose homes were far from their schools in poor mountainous areas and save them from long laborious commutes on foot along slippery and steep mountain paths.Liu helped make Dengs dream a reality and students have welcomed the first of the new temporary dorms.”Thanks to the Flying Box, I dont have to walk for two hours along the mountain trail to school every day. I cant remember how many times I fell over into the thorn bushes next to the path in the cold black morning,” said Wang Ting, a 10-year-old pupil at Shaba primary school in Qianxi county.Wang is among many children who have to walk a long way to school, thanks to the closure of a lot of small rural schools in depopulated areas. Children who want to avoid the long walks can usually stay in a school dormitory, but these tend to be very humble, and are difficult places in which to feel at home.Deng thought such dorms could be a whole lot better.Previous Page1 2 3 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 Next PageRelated StoriesChinese vice premier urges poverty relief via industrial developmentChina vows to help 12 million people out of poverty through tourism developmentLi says tourism push to help relieve povertySocial fridges open as poverty risesCurb graft to boost growth, reduce povertyPhotoSchool for maternity matrons banking on baby boomFirst snow of season blankets many parts of ChinaNew home, new scenery: Giant pandas first winter in NE ChinaTwins go viral online as straight A studentsSnow village, a farm turns fairy tale world in HeilongjiangReal-life chicken run in GuizhouLatestAt least 40 killed in construction equipment collapse in E ChinaSchool for maternity matrons banking on baby boomFirst snow of season blankets many parts of ChinaChina to embrace commercialized 5G service by 2020Beijing to build first tramway line in 50 yearsState Council NewsSpeech by Premier Li Keqiang At Opening Ceremony of 9th Global Conference on Health PromotionPremier Li’s trip to ShanghaiExclusiveThe long shadow of school bullyingWorlds Toilet Day: Lifting the lid on the toiletRound-up of the monthlong space tripEditors picksSchool for maternity matrons banking on baby boomTiny magnet-controlled device improving diagnosis processTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from around China: Nov 11-17SpecialSixth plenum of 18th CPC Central CommitteeShenzhou XI: New frontiers, new milestoneBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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