|Photo taken on May 18 shows Zhang in her studio. [Xinhua/Zhang Long]|
Zhang Jinying, 38, has offered training to 17 disabled people in her flower studio since 2017.
Zhang suffers from scoliosis and runs a flower studio in Xining, a city in northwestern China's Qinghai Province. She was formerly a teacher and an enterprise employee, but her disability became a hindrance to her job. She then decided to resume her childhood hobby and opened her own tiny flower store. After several years' efforts, the store was expanded into a studio.
Later, Zhang was inspired by an award ceremony held to honor the people who helped the disabled to start business. She realized that she needed to bring more people like her in front of the public.
With the help of local disabled persons' federation, Zhang's studio has turned into a training base for the disabled. She has offered training to 17 disabled people in her flower studio since 2017. She helped some of them become employees of the studio or even start their own businesses.
|Photo shows Zhang (L) instructing a trainee in her studio. [Xinhua]|
|Zhang works in the studio. [Xinhua/Zhang Long]|
|Zhang prepares for a training course. [Xinhua/Zhang Long]|
|Zhang prunes the plants in her studio. [Xinhua/Zhang Long]|
|Zhang decorates her studio. [Xinhua/Zhang Long]|
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China))
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