Since July 2011, Liang Lina has been the village official for her hometown, Luhe Village in Wushi Township in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, helping to lead her fellow villagers to a better life.
In July 2012, Liang was elected the Party branch secretary of the village by a unanimous vote.
Since July 2011, Liang Lina has been the village official for her hometown, Luhe Village in Wushi Township in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. [gxylnews.com]
A master's degree holder from Guangxi Normal University, Liang returned to her hometown to become a village official, despite opposition from her parents who wanted her to work in the city.
"I have always dreamed of helping boost the village economy and leading the villagers to prosperity," said Liang.
As part of her on-the-job training, Liang spent three months visiting the villagers to find out more about their needs.
In the past two years, Liang has helped collect money to build paved roads and a two-floor building for the village. As she believes in the importance of providing students with good educational facilities, she raised money to build a new teaching building in the village school. In addition, under Liang's initiative, the village committee set up a scholarship system to encourage students to study hard.
Liang has also tried to help the villagers expand their sources of income. Last year, the local government distributed about 10,000 saplings to the farmers and Liang contacted a company that agreed to offer the farmers technical training and to buy the grown-up saplings in the future.
"The net profit from the sale of each tree will be over 300 yuan (US$ 48.24)," said Liang.
Village committee director Chen Yaozhong has said that the village's future has brightened considerably since Liang came along.
"Our county needs more young village officials like Liang to improve the villagers' standard of living," said Director of the Organization Department of the Communist Party of China Luchuan County Committee Lin Maosheng.
(Source: gx.xinhuanet.com / Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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