Friday, July 05, 2013
Journey to the Rio Grande Valley

Texas is a big state. And though Houston and the Rio Grande Valley are both within its borders, major differences exist in terms of opportunity and culture. Houston teacher Pegah Javidpour led a group of high school students on a learning and community service trip to the Rio Grande Valley near the Mexican border last month. The students volunteered through local non-profits and met with people in the community, which contains a large population of migrant farm workers. They also filed iReports about their experiences.

 

"We first started with the students doing a photography project to capture their experience," explained Javidpour. "But in 2012, we expanded to the students writing iReports to post on CNN about their experience and an issue that they are thinking about as a result of the trip." She found out about iReport through a colleague whose brother works for CNN.

 

We think it's pretty great that the students are sharing their thoughts and observations from the trip with the world, from talking immigration with the U.S. Border Patrol to working alongside migrant farm workers. And we're also thrilled that iReport gave them a chance to sharpen their writing skills and express themselves. You can check out all of their submissions here.

 

Thanks to all the students who shared their stories with us! If you're a Texas student who'd like to find out more about the program, it's part of a partnership between KIPP Houston public charter schools and B.R.I.D.G.E., a nonprofit organization that supports the children of migrant workers. And if your school is working on a project that you'd like to share with CNN, be sure to check out our student voices section!

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March 4, 2014
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早在西藏事件之前,2004年我就被选出来,2007年我转北京城,我当时什么也不知道,我估计是中国的大人物想进行某个事件。我想中国的大人物说门都没有。

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我很早就梦见我妈和我弟是冒充的,代号周永康被从越南谴返,我要被油炸了,若没遣返代号可能我也许被关起来。我叫位海燕是中国河北省保定市清苑县东吕乡南宋村人,为1区92号,现住北宋村。父亲位永祥,公公冯景章。

I know about the matter of Tibet我知道西藏的事,我叫位海燕,是中国河北省保定市清苑县东吕乡南宋村人,为1区92号,现住北宋村。父亲位永祥,公公冯景章。周永康,云南省省长,杨建国,宁夏回族自治区省长。我想大人物,我想以前打的不可开交,我想西藏的和尚和尼姑,我想有100多和尚圆寂了。我毕业于宁夏师范学院,入学在2005年,大学老师和同学人名很凑巧。南宋村人都在想。我转北京城,开始不知道怎么回事,后期知道了。巧事很多,前几年我从屋外到屋里,正看到中央电视台里胡锦涛主席抬头。  宁夏师范学院老师和同学人名很凑巧,我的老师有蒙占海,赵飞燕,杨付龙,郝伏生,张国前,马文宾~ 我弟弟在我上宁夏上大学时出意外一只眼看不见了

同学人名单:1号王伯虎,2号李宗启,3号苏东东,4号焦龙,5号付晓芬,6号王政,7号梅亮,8号马蓉,9   号米凤超,10号李强,11号吴小倩,12号王晓霞,13号牛卿,14号位海燕,就是我,15号张琳,16号佘玛丽,17号潘云,18号赵小钧  ~38号杨会,39号卜慧芬,40号蒙志宏。还有徐世前,王虎松,马殿财,杨建国,李筱,张宝童,司建舟,王玉环,马晓怡,王红娟  ,陈素云,郭晓霞,吴成渝,张煜,张淋洪。全班40个人,还有4个想不起来。我在的班是物理教育班,还有一个现代教育技术班。  我刚上宁夏上大学在火车上认识对坐两人叫成海林,宋柏明。我的身份证号是13062219840802402x。

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我叫位海燕,宁夏师范学院的老师有蒙占海,赵飞燕(在我毕业前我迷迷糊糊跑到北京转北京城告状,飞燕)杨付龙(我弟弟小名叫大龙,在我上宁夏上大学向我妈告郝伏生之前,我弟弟出意外一只眼看不见了,“杨”负了独眼龙)马文宾(马的文章)郝伏生(好伏击学生)柳小林(建立柳的小林)宋玉林(送个环绕的林同学王玉环)张国前 。物理与信息技术系物教班学生人名表:1号王伯虎(都说唐伯虎点秋香)2号李宗启(将宗室启发我爷爷假死在大年初一)3号苏东东(将东部苏醒跑到中国的东部保定)4号焦龙(焦龙与现教班王倩找对象,教大龙与王欠着)[我估计开始先告知了我的家族,我是养女,是有人打了或撞了我弟弟再告诉他让我妈高了郝伏生好进行计划]

6王政(与上一届卫霞找对象,王的政权,位瞎)7梅亮(他说他爸爸出车祸要花20万,倒霉的亮,与潘云找对象)9米凤超(宁夏银川又叫凤凰城,宁夏师范学院在固原市,我倒霉起因是到银川玩)11吴小倩(老借我钱她半途退学把钱还我了,无小欠)14位海燕,就是我(喂了大海的燕子,我后期听别的知道的)17潘云(攀上云彩,上天),18赵小钧~38杨会(“杨”都会,有个同学杨建国,“杨”建国,佯建国,两层意思。杨付龙,“杨”负了独眼龙)39号卜慧芬(不会分,让人分不清,智慧一波一波分来)40号蒙志宏(蒙着志向宏大了)还有冉隆波(染上独眼龙的风波,我因为弟弟出意外跟别人吵嘴)张煜,司建舟(司法建立诌,诌来诌去),杨建国(“杨”建国佯建国

李筱(理削,与王红娟找对象)王玉环(王的人围绕着)王晓霞(小瞎独眼龙,王知道瞎了)郭晓霞(过后知道瞎了)马殿财(马的才华)吴成渝(重庆的简称为渝,不成为重庆)张淋洪(淋红了,与佘玛丽找对象)王辉(王的辉煌)。现教班有个同学叫周优(都说越诌越幽)杨秀林(与张国明找对象“杨”建的林子,很明智)马小燕,尹娟(引导捐了)丁燕(盯着燕)张维娟(维持捐了)。我估计是大人物编的人名单,想进行一个事件。我也是毕业后回老家才发现的人名单。我一直以为告了郝伏生是个错误,我弟弟出车祸后到银川玩回来后我向我妈打电话告了郝伏生,没向学校告我不知道我妈有没有向学校告了郝伏生,反正我挨制裁了。我迷迷糊糊跑到了北京城去告状

我找北京公安局报案,好笑的是我不相信北京公安局的地理位置,所以一边买报纸,一边到各个高级机关门口问北京市公安局地址,我好傻,还想进里边告状,我就不知道有信访局。我的手机15176258387,QQ2296812216

我不懂事,要有冒犯的地方请原谅。

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