I had the privilege to meet Joseph in Shangri-la, where he was working at the Inn I was staying. Another guest, Rona, from Israel, also noticed this extraordinary young man, and we learned that it would cost about $2000 per year for Josepsh to attend college (room, board, tuition, books, etc.).
We decided to make his dream-come-true. Here is his his story:
When I was six-years-old I had an accident, and lost most of my fingers on my right hand. It changed my life, as I became disabled.
In school, I felt dispirited and ashamed, until I was 17 and met some foreign students in our town. I became very interested in them and their culture. That was my first time and first step towards learning English!
Since then I have been very passionate and interested in learning English, and Western culture. Unfortunately my father could not afford university tuition, so I had to give up school, and find work. In China, the salary for a high school graduate, is only enough for a living. So it's very difficult to save enough money to get back to school.
One of my biggest dreams is go to university and get a Bachelor's degree. I really want to go to Sichuan International Studies University, and major in English for a four-year bachelors degree.
I so appreciate that you can help my dream come true!