12 Jan '18, 3am

Donations pour in to help #Chinese boy who walks 4km in cold to reach school

BEIJING - The story of a Chinese schoolboy who braved harsh winter conditions to get to school has triggered an avalanche of help for him and his school. A donation of 100,000 yuan (S$20,500) was sent to Zhuanshanbao Primary School in Zhaotong, Yunnan province, on Wednesday (Jan 10), after images of "Snowflake Boy" Wang Fuman drew widespread attention to children from poor rural families, China Daily reported. Photos of eight-year-old Fuman in class, shared by his principal Fu Heng on Tuesday, showed the icicles that had formed on his hair and eyebrows during his 4.5km walk in freezing temperatures to go to school. According to reports, the Primary 3 boy walked for an hour in minus 9 deg C conditions from his home to his school to sit an exam. Mr Fu said that it was the first day of the final examinations, and the temperature had plunged quickly within half an hour, while ...

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