On the day she went to school, a new student at Tay Nguyen University, who lives in Pu village, Ea Nuec commune, Krong Pak district (Dak Lak), quickly packed some personal things with her, as if she was afraid that if she After some time, his family changed their mind. Not allowed to go to school.
“He kept begging to let him go to school, so we had to listen,” said Mr Yannick Nee, H’Thu’s father, as he packed a suitcase for his child into the car.
Why should you “catch your husband early”?
The durian capital of Krong Pak has flourished in recent years, but the H’Thu family’s small wooden house in Pu village is very modest.
There is little land in the house, the parents are old and the monthly income of the family is also low. So when he received the news of the university entrance examination, H’s congratulatory letter was short.
Mrs. H’Drieu – Aunt H’Thu – said that her family was poor, but her niece was the best student in the village. After each class, H’Thu took advantage of picking avocados and cashews to earn extra income.
“After finishing work, I saw him sitting at his desk studying till late at night. During the pandemic, the family was so distressed that H’Thu had to leave school” – said Mrs. H’Drew.
H’Thu told the literature teacher that he might have to leave school. You said, you remember well that the Guru had said that difficulties will go away in a moment, but without knowledge the entire long journey of life will always remain bad. “At that time, I woke up, thought about my dream, and decided to overcome all difficulties to go to school,” H’Thu recalled.
Your daily schedule will be going to school in the morning, working part-time in the afternoon, then studying in the evening. H’Thu’s study corner is also small and is also used as a place to store many family items. That small table is where her friend studied from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. for many nights to keep her dream of going to college alive.
People in the village say that girls do not need to study much, they should soon settle down with their husbands with “Lullaby of the Fields”. But H’Thu doesn’t think so. Because if this continues, the village will always remain poor and will be left behind. You want to learn English and then come back to the village to teach children to gain access to the world there.
keep writing your dream
H’Thu said she would look for a part-time job to cover school expenses for the coming years. Similarly, you are also writing your sister’s wish. H’Li Ayun – H’Thu’s older sister – completed her third year of university, but had to put it off because her family was too poor and her siblings were still of school age.
After that extremely sad decision, H’Li moved to Binh Duong to work as a laborer, but every time she called home she told her sister to continue writing her dream through all the difficulties. Encouraged to cross. So she was determined that no matter how difficult it was, she would have to try as she learned the role of her sister.
For H’Thu, boys and girls must study if they are to find their place in society. You choose English because you want to reach further and be able to help the village in the future.
Mr Bui Duy Hung, a teacher at Quang Trung High School, said that every year the school enrolls about 150 ethnic minority students in 10th grade.
But by the time they reach 12th grade, more than 2/3 of them will probably drop out, either because they can’t retain their knowledge, or their families are too tough, or they get married. And given the low rate of ethnic minority students going to university, getting a good study like H’Thu’s is quite rare.
Knowing that his friend planned to leave school to work as a worker, Mr. Hung greatly encouraged H’Thu and his family. “Even after passing with 27.5 points, the family was still hesitant whether to continue studies because H’Thu’s family had several brothers, the father was only a hired worker and the mother lost the ability to work. Fortunately, when the school did the analysis, both families recognized it so he could continue his passion” – said Mr. Hung.