Zhang Lijie
(b.1981) Photographer based in Beijing, China
Angels / 失智天使

《失智天使》

/ 视频+图文:张立洁 /


没有语言,有限的认知能力,他们单纯、善良,没有世故和圆滑,他们像一群可爱的天使,不识人间忧愁。

天津市塘沽区一个普通的居民小区里,这家民办的智障儿童保育院里生活着三十几个智力障碍的孩子,另外一些贫困家庭的健全孩子也会因为收费低而被家长送到这里。

小小的保育院虽然条件简陋,却是当时全国第一家专门招收智残孩子的24小时看护机构,最关键的是价格低廉,一时间很多家长慕名而来。“一个残疾的孩子如果想生活得像个人样,必定有一个大人活得没有人样。”智力低下不只是危害当事人的身心健康,更是一个严重的社会问题。

每个孩子背后都一段回环曲折的故事,只是在各自的故事里他们自己毫不知情,虽然是一种悲哀,但对他们来说也算是一种“幸福”了。很多孩子在这里度过了他们生命中最快乐的时光。


The special kindergarten located in Tian Jin, a city not far from the capital, has more than 40 children with intellectual disabilities. At the same time, in order to maintain day-to-day operations, it also receives normal children from poor families. It is charged for 300-400 RMB per child monthly. As for the poor economic situation, the future of the kindergarten is still unforeseeable. The founder of this nursery Wang Chengbin is a mentally disabled boy's grandfather and he died several years ago. Wang Baijun, father of the boy, took over the responsibility of operating this kindergarten. Everyday life goes along, day after day, year after year.

Without speeches and conversation, even do not know who were their parents, they are a group of angels with the virtue vanished from modern society, such as innocence, honesty, bravery, sincerity and so on. Their intelligence is to test "smart" people in the capability of loving. This is a special nursery school, whose students are twenty or so mentally handicapped children. To make ends meet, the school also admits normal children from poor families with the charge of 300 to 400 RMB (about $50) a month.

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