Cultivating a tradition | Photograph
Outdoors teacher helps remodel impoverished distant village
Li (proper) discusses the making of handicrafts with a villager on April 26. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Li Yicheng, 39, works for the tradition and tourism division of Liuzhou within the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous area. In August 2017, he utilized to go to Yaogao village in Rongshui Miao autonomous county and work as a member of its poverty alleviation staff.
At this time, the Yaogao villagers acknowledge him as their teacher.
Near the border with Guizhou province, the village is distant and lacks arable land. When Li and his colleagues first arrived in Yaogao, 510 individuals from 135 households lived in poverty. Solely three of the 19 settlements within the village had been related by paved roads.
He checks hearth prevention measures on a go to to one of many 19 settlements within the village on April 27. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Li and his colleagues started to assist the villagers by encouraging them to construct infrastructure, domesticate money crops and develop tourism.
On his first day in Yaogao, he began carrying a Miao-style fabric backpack. Li labored and ate with the locals and step by step gained their belief.
The efforts of Li and his colleagues over the previous three years to carry the villagers out of poverty have paid off. Cultivation of ganoderma mushroom and black fungus has develop into a serious enterprise for villagers, whereas 18 of the 19 settlements now have paved roads. A paved highway to the ultimate settlement is being constructed.
Final yr, the village formally shook off poverty. Now, Li and his colleagues are planning to develop rural tourism that includes the Miao tradition.
Li (left) talks with two farmers throughout a area journey to the village on April 23. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Li places recordsdata right into a Miao-style backpack in his workplace in Yaogao earlier than heading to go to poor villagers on April 20. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Li (proper) walks with two villagers on his method to go to impoverished households on April 27. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
He visits the village’s alpine meadow on April 26. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Li Yicheng arrives on the alpine meadow in Yaogao village in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous area, to evaluate the animal husbandry state of affairs on April 26. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Li prepares his dinner in a household’s kitchen throughout a go to on April 26. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)
Bamboo cups made by a villager. (HUANG XIAOBANG / XINHUA)