This is the story of Truong Thi Mai Linh, a female student in Van Tho Commune, Van Ninh District (Khan Hoa), a freshman majoring in Information Technology at Nha Trang University.
I can’t bear to ask my child to drop me off to school
To reduce costs, My Linh is currently living with two other friends in a room of about 10 square meters on Nguyen Chien Street (Nha Trang City).
Linh has lived with her mother since her parents’ divorce. There was no place to live at that time, mother and son lived at their uncle’s house and moved to their aunt’s house. The mother alone had enough work to send her daughter to school.
Seeing her mother struggling to make a living, her daughter decided to pursue better studies to find a chance to escape poverty. But for 12 years, always maintaining quite good results, Linh cherished the dream of studying veterinary medicine at a university in Ho Chi Minh City. But circumstances do not allow it, so you enroll in Nha Trang University.
The day she received her university admission notice, Linh was overjoyed and immediately told the news to her mother. But at that moment, my mother said that it was too difficult to stay at home or that I should stop studying or just go to college.
Hearing this, my heart felt both sad and sorry for her mother’s hard work, but thinking that she had worked hard for 12 years in school, hoping to escape difficult situations and stand on her own feet. Will enroll in university to get a chance. And taking care of his mother, Linh could not give up.
In a small house at the end of a sandy lane overlooking Van Phong Bay, Ms Huynh Thi Moi (43 years old) – Linh’s mother – was tired after working as a janitor at a secondary school in the area. Welcoming the guests, she said that as a parent, she does not want her children to study well, but the situation is so difficult, the cost of education is so high that it is honestly difficult for her to manage it alone. Its difficult.
At first, the mother planned to ask her to leave school, but seeing that Linh was so eager to study, worked very hard and entered the university, now she couldn’t help but ask her to leave school. Could have said. “Linh also promised that she would do her best to take care of her child’s admission to school and then find a part-time job to help her mother. Well, we will both overcome difficulties together, no matter where we Also go” – Mrs. Moi assured.
i wish i had a computer
In 2016, the couple divorced, with the first son following his father and Mrs. Moi taking Linh with her to live with relatives. But as my daughter grew up, it became inconvenient to stay there all the time. Fortunately, his elder brother gave him a small piece of land. She borrowed a little from each relative and then borrowed more from the bank to build a small house to shelter both mother and child.
But after finishing the house, her family no longer “qualified” to fall into the near-poor household category as before, although the difficulties were still the same, even more difficult because they had to take on more debt than before.
“If Linh was still from a near-poor family, Linh’s tuition would have been exempted from a portion of her school fees. But now she is treated just like any other normal family, so she no longer has any priority.
I’m always worried that I won’t be able to handle it, but letting my child go to school and losing my load in the middle of the road is even worse. “Thinking like this keeps me awake at night” – Mrs Moi said, pulling her shirt to wipe her tears.
Apart from working as a school janitor, the poor mother took advantage of her free time to do whatever she wanted. She said she collects more than 3 million VND every month to take care of the life and activities of the mother and child. But when she went to Nha Trang city to study, Linh was very frugal, spending about 3 million VND every month.
So as soon as she finished school, she immediately got a job as a waitress at a coffee shop. The biggest difficulty at present for a new student studying Information Technology is the lack of computer because apart from school time, he needs a lot of time for practice and self-study at home. Not having a computer is really hard. towel.
But buying a laptop requires millions of dollars, a sum that is truly “beyond the imagination” of both mother and daughter at this time. Now that she’s enrolled in school, Linh still mainly studies vegetarianism, and takes advantage of whenever she can to learn thanks to her friend’s computer.
“Many times I wish in vain that if in real life a real Buddha appeared like in the fairy tale and brought a wish, I would immediately wish for a laptop to study. It is not just a means to study “Not only do I have better conditions for studying, but it also gives me hope to reach a brighter future, helping mother and child overcome difficulties,” Linh expressed.
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