The Sichuan earthquake overwhelmed China. Schools in the suburban areas were the hardest hit.
Students witnessed the earth shattering changes. Those who survived saw their friends and teachers died in front of them, they saw their schools and homes crumbled before them.
Those who were injured might be incapacitated for the rest of their lives.
The earthquake demolished each and every home in these suburban villages. Parents lost their cherished single child in a flash. By the same token, children lost their parents and homes and became orphans in an instant.
This natural disaster has inflicted immense suffering to a whole generation of people.
How will the children who have survived the crisis live with this shattering experience and tremendous pain?
How can these tormented souls pick themselves up again to face the future?
How can one search for that tunnel of light amidst all these bitterness and hopelessness?