Date: May 20th, 2019
Dear Ms. X., my most respected teacher:
How are you? First of all, I would like to wish you and your family good health and overall wellbeing. I am very grateful for us to be reconnected.
From 1996 to 2006, through the eight long years, you have guided me from junior high school, through senior high school and then college, with broad love from SOAR. I can never, for the life of me, forget such love and care; it has also deeply affected the direction of my life. Let my incalculable gratitude transform into a blessing for you: a long-lasting healthy life!
During the time of your mentoring, you reminded me of the option of returning home to seek employment, and to participate in the work of constructing my homeland after I have finished college. After I graduated from college in 2007, I did return to Sichuan province, and worked at Panzhihua city. It has been ten years since, how fast has time passed!
Starting from the most elementary position, through a lot of street struggle, I have risen through the ranks, and become a principal of an enterprise. I also have a happy and blessed family.
In the meantime, I have devoted a lot of time and energy, within my ability, to China’s countryside education and anti-poverty programs, all based on the SOAR tradition of broad love. I have kept in touch and have had great exchanges with SOAR’s volunteers and numerous SOAR graduates younger than me.
SOAR motivated me yesterday, SOAR is my pride today, and I shall follow the SOAR path tomorrow. As the first group of graduates supported by SOAR scholarships, I will not forget my original goal, will work hard, and will not fail to meet the expectations of SOAR, namely, seeking betterment of myself and my team, and, by team work with other SOAR graduates, carry on the baton of the SOAR spirit. I will always remember Ms.Siu Huang’s advise of doing a super job on my daily undertakings, and always keeping love and public interests in my mind.
During the recent years, the Panzhihua city is promoting to become a location of sunshine health and rejuvenation. In the winter time the average temperature here is around 22 degree Celsius, very suitable for the old and the young. You and your family are highly welcome to visit, and you will become the most honored guests of our family!
Lastly, wishing you good health and happiness!
My Deepest Regards,