In a small but exquisite Tibetan style courtyard were there four classrooms. A Tibetan girl named Chogtso was teaching 15 Tibetan pupils Chinese in one of the classrooms.
Chogtso is a Tibetan girl who studies in the Zhejiang University. During the summer vacation, she went back to her hometown Tibet and volunteered to teach primary students there.
When talking about her free volunteer work, Chogtso said, "These pupils are mainly from poor families, and they need the help from the society. It also provides a good opportunity for me to pass on my knowledge to them and achieve my teaching dream."
Chogtso told reporter that she tried to teach these pupils to have a good learning habit in the limited 20 days.
"It is a golden time for them to practice their calligraphy now. Therefore, I ask them not to use the ball-point pen which is not helpful in their hand-writing. The power of habit is huge, and that is why I'm trying to lead them to keep good habits."
Since it was the first time for Chogtso to be a teacher, she sought advice from other teachers and prepared all the lessons carefully.
In order to enhance the students' learning initiative, Chogtso divided the class into two groups to compete. Suddenly, the well-known naughty boy Dawa told Chogtso that he wanted to compete with the teacher. All the classmates gave a round of applause to Dawa, and Chogtso was amused as well.
"Dawa is an ambitious pupil with great courage. I would like to accept Dawa's challenge. Since we have learned a lot in this class, we should give Dawa more time to prepare and compete with me in the next class, " said Chogtso.
With the bell ringing, Chogtso's Chinese language class was over. "I want to help more people with my knowledge, and I hope these pupils really like me, a substitute teacher, " Chogtso said.