Every day after school, 12-year-old Chen Xiaohua can be seen sitting in a phone booth on a street of Jiaxin city – rain or shine, snow or sleet.
The teenage girl has been using the light from the public facility to write her homework for the past four years, reported People’s Daily Online.
Diligent Xiaohua, a fifth-grade pupil at a primary school, does so in order to wait for her parents, who are sanitation workers, to get off work and go home together.
Pictures have emerged showing the schoolgirl sitting on a square cushion while reading a text book placed on an old chair. Xiaohua uses the chair as a desk.
According to the report, the images were taken near the Chinese Medicine Hospital in Jiaxing.
Her father, Chen Fukang, told a reporter from Chengdu Business Daily that her daughter had done homework in that phone booth since the first grade. He rarely saw people using the public phone.
BOLDneworder, Los Angeles, United States, 6 minutes ago
Her parents won’t let her be home alone because they are worried she will fall into a river…WTF
CoramDeo, Lancaster, United States, about 2 hours ago
And then she was arrested by the co*m ent for stealing light from the state and sentenced to death. The end.
Dorphan, Hongkong, China, about an hour ago
what a idiot
chocolate rainbow, Ryde, United Kingdom, about 8 hours ago
These kids really appreciate their education and the advantages it gives them .
KTBFFH1905, West London, United Kingdom, about 9 hours ago
PinkIndie, Sunshine, United States, about 11 hours ago
Innak84, New York, United States, about 12 hours ago
How do we help this child and make her life a little more comfortable and easier. Please share contact info.
Kynos, Cavan, Ireland, about 8 hours ago
Why? She’s helping herself and will go far. Lotta kids back in Uncle Sam capable of neither charity begins at home.
Supreme_Court, Washington DC, United States, about 14 hours ago
Communism. Their GDP doubled in the last 8 years but there is no trickle down.
Stella Tan, Osaka, Japan, about 12 hours ago
Did you even read the article? The part about she want to wait for her parents to get off work so they can go home together, or the part which they don’t want their kid to study at home alone. What does any of that have to do with Communist??
Kynos, Cavan, Ireland, about 14 hours ago
Hen hao xuesheng (Very good student).