Good morning! Ladies and Gentlemen,Today, I'm so glad to come here. It's my honor to give the speech. I'm He Tingting, coming from A'Ba Tibet and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. As a Qiang girl. I welcome you to our hometown. Now I'll talk about my dream.
My hometown is a remote, lonely village, with verdant mountains and clean streams, full of fresh air… The sur-roundings is quiet and graceful. What a wonderful sight!But I'm sorry to say it's so poor, so backward. One day in a late autumn, my parents and I went back there together, in order to call on my grandfather being ill. Getting off the bus, slowly we walked hard towards my hometown along a narrow winding path. Suddenly, the hap-py laughter of children interested me. I looked around, and caught sight of some children playing, aged 8-9. It seemed they were free from care. I went up to them, and
asked, " Why aren't you at school now? Are you on leave?" One boy stood up and said sadly, " We don't have any teachers, No teachers teach us. Two years ago, we had a teacher from a city. But only two weeks later he went away. From then on, no teacher comes here any more. Also we have no school to attend here."
"Why don't you go to the city to study?" I asked. "My parents are both farmers, we haven't enough money." He stopped for a moment, and then continued, "We really hope for school." After hearing that, I couldn't say a word with a heavy heart.
Later, I thought it over for a long time. That's the children's fault? No. That's their parents' fault with no money? No. But I don’t really understand why.
If they could be at school like me. How wonderful it is. However, in fact they couldn’t be. What can I do for them?
Facing the children unable to go to school;
Facing the poverty of minority nationality regions;
Facing all these facts， suddenly, a bright idea struck me. From that moment, I have a dream, a splendid dream!
I dream, one day, I will be able to be a teacher and return to my hometown. I'll try my best to let the children in-to the school, into the classroom. I'll teach them to read and teach them to write,with my patience, with my love, hon-estly. I'll turn them into the persons with a lot of knowledge.
I dream, one day, I can set up a school for children by myself;let these children enter the school. Of cause I'll hope to set up schools as many as I can, to let all the children enter the school.
Also, I dream, one day, the students I teach will graduate from universities and take heavy responsibilities of building our hometown, building our motherland.
I dream, one day, all these will come true. And my hometown will become richer and richer, more and more beautiful.
That's my dream. I'u return to my mother school with my faith. Having this belief, I'u value the time, every hour, every minute,every second. I'll study each lesson well, and lay the foundation,in order to realize the hope of children's attending school, seeking for knowledge.
Having this belief, I'u break up a new path to achieve the goal.
Having this belief, I'l1 have enough courage to change all the bad situation.
I believe that my dream will turn into reality.
As you all know, some years ago, we had a Hope Project, a lot of children have already returned to the school grounds.
We all know, our government decides to develop the western area.
Our ent decides to develop areas in-habited by the minority nationalities. Especially, Our government decides to develop the education.
And I know, a lot of people in and out of our prefecture are working hard at it. Everyone is trying to contrib