20 juillet 2005
Her name is Yan Xia, and she was born to a poor peasant family in the southern Ningxia village of Zhang Jia Shu, also Ma Yan's birthplace. Yan Xia is now proud to be the first girl from her village to enter university in september after successfully passing her entry exam last month. She's also the first youth supported by our foundation to reach that level : Yan Xia has received a scholarship of the Children of Ningxia for the past three years, and we're very happy she's made it to the top.
Yan Xia has chosen to study telecom at the University of Ningxia, in the regional capital of Yinchuan. And she will continue to be supported by the Children of Ningxia association to pay for her college fees. We hope many more students will follow her path and help uplift this empoverished region.