Ms Ngo Thi Kim Ngot pointed towards her children’s desks while working and could not hide her joy. For the past few days, my parents and I were busy grieving when a donor donated money to renovate the back side of the house. The child carries water, the mother carries bricks, everyone sweats a lot but everyone’s faces are happy.
Study corner next to corrugated iron roof and corrugated iron wall
It’s only noon but the midsummer sun feels like it’s burning my skin. Ms Ngot’s parents and their children were struggling with a pile of gum in a small street in Cam Ne village, Hoa Tien commune, Hoa Vang district (Da Nang). To save money on worker labor, she and her children did everything else themselves, except for holding the trowel and climbing the wall. The entire family decided to finish work early so that they could take advantage of the extra work.
The team of workers inside carefully read the numbers from a measuring tape as the house was built in pieces. This should be calculated so that the rear house is facing down and ensure that it does not get too hot because it is too low. More importantly, whether the rice and fish sauce will come from the amount of 50 million VND for the newly funded project of about 35 square meters, which is supposed to have a room for children to study, as well as a kitchen and toilet. Because this was my and my mother’s wish for a long time, especially when I was about to enter the class.
The reason for this is the picture of the study corner under the corrugated iron roof and corrugated iron walls. Last month, some women from the village women’s association heard that Tran Thi Thanh Thu – Ms Ngot’s daughter – had been directly admitted to Da Nang University, so they came to her house to give her congratulatory gifts.
Seeing a sweaty girl studying under a corrugated iron roof, a member of the group clicked a photo. Initially, it was only to promote the local teaching movement, but unexpectedly the picture attracted the attention of many people. Some donors became aware of the situation and raised millions of rupees to donate to build a concrete room “so that Thu can have a place to study and feel safe from rain, wind, storm and flood.”
Ms. Ngot honestly said that she did not expect this because she had seen a lot of money and did not intend to beg. But whoever helped me, he remembered everything, everything. That piece of land was also purchased with the help of the tribe. The charity house was built by Ward, and the sugarcane juice cart was also built by Front Line a few years ago. She remembers the flood protection railing sponsored by the commune’s women’s association, the mattress given to her by Thu’s classmates, the cupboard from the COV program…
During the lunch break, my parents took out some of the bread they had bought in the morning to eat. There are exactly two plastic chairs in the house, and Ms. Ngot is sitting on the ground, eating a delicious piece of bread in front of the guests. “Compared to before, I am still a hundred times happier. Before, I was scared of the thought of raising two children. Now I just hope that the depression does not return so that I can take care of my children’s education. “I can continue to work hard to keep.” ” Ms. Ngot smiled.
Everyone in the region knows the situation of Ngot and her children. Her husband was an alcoholic and she had moved her children into an abandoned house ten years ago. There was a time when he had to work night shifts in an industrial park and leave his two young children at home, which worried many people. Ms Ngo Truong Lua (Cam Ne village) said that with the help of relatives, the government gradually bought land and built houses.
The family did not own a farm, so to raise money to feed and educate her children, the hard-working mother had to become a housewife for several families on the street. “Except when her depression flares up again, she usually does not have time for her children. She works every day, but in return, Thu and Thao have been independent since they were young. He has cooked his own food, bathed and washed himself. But every year, he is the second best student in the class,” Mr Lua said.
Ms Ngot said that every time she thinks too much or faces a major event in life, the depression comes back. Sometimes she closes the door and stays alone, sometimes her arms and legs hang down and she doesn’t want to move anything. He admitted that negative thoughts came to his mind many times. So apart from taking medication regularly, he said that he should always work hard and find his own happiness.
Aware of their family’s “enduring poverty”, the Thu sisters never let go of the title of excellent student, because they know the reward is more valuable than the medicine for their mother’s illness. An entire wall of the house is filled with dozens of certificates of all kinds. Apart from their annual academic achievements, when the two sisters won outstanding student awards at the district and city level, they also received merit certificates and certificates from organizations.
Thu said that that wall never gets dirty. Every time she dusts off each certificate of merit, her mother’s spirits soar. So which certificate of merit, who signed it, for what result, and how many marks the child got in that exam, the mother remembers more clearly than the children. For that mother, her children’s academic achievements are like a solid wall that blocks out negative thoughts.
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