Pic story: teacher dedicated to special education for 22 years

Liu Xiaoqing (C) poses for a group photo with students at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing trains a girl with cerebral palsy during a home-based session in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing shows a WeChat dialogue with a student, who reported on college admission in 2018, in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing helps a student make bed at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing instructs a student in voicing at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing (R) teaches a deaf-mute student to draw pictures at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing (L) places a student’s hand on her throat during a voice and speech training at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing is pictured during class hour at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing shows a pair of shoes she received as a gift from a student who bought them on the first salary at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing (C) tutors two deaf-mute students during a voice and speech training at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing demonstrates her mouth shape during a voice and speech training at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua

 

Liu Xiaoqing (L) places a student’s hand on her throat during a voice and speech training at the Luxi County Special Education School in Luxi County of Pingxiang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, July 3, 2019. When the Luxi County Special Education School was established in 1997, Liu Xiaoqing, then a normal university graduate, applied for a post there without hesitation. Working as a special education teacher has been challenging, as Liu’s students need far more attention than their peers without physical or mental disabilities. But Liu stayed on her post for 22 years helping her students improve with various types of trainings. So far, more than 100 children with disabilities have benefited from Liu’s teaching expertise and patience. “None of my students went to a top university nor became a celebrity of some sort,” says Liu, popularly known as “Mother Liu” among the students. “My achievement lies in their recovery of confidence in life when they no longer feel inferior to others.” Photo:Xinhua