A national system of subsidies for impoverished students takes shape
Editor’s Note This is a summary of an article published by the China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI) of Beijing Normal University on the 26th of November 2018. You can find the original here. At present China’s system for subsidizing students suffering from financial hardship has basically taken shape. On average more than 20% of students around the country are considered to come from families with financial difficulties. In the western areas of China, the percentage rises to 30%. There are the three major features of the newly established system. First of all the system is very comprehensive, covering everything from preschool to higher education. 31 provinces have cancelled tuition fees and …read more
Haider Yaqub, Plan International: Supporting Children in Rural China
Haider Yaqub, country director for Plan International, talks to CDB about his organization’s work in supporting children’s development and fighting gender biases in China.
Volunteer teaching program for college students turns out to be a scam
It has been reported that hundreds of college students in Shanxi province were recently the victims of a scam after they signed up for a volunteer teaching summer program. 支教 (lit. educational support) programs, through which volunteers go and teach for free in remote or underdeveloped areas, are quite popular among Chinese college students. In this case however, after arriving at the place where they were supposed to volunteer on July 16th, the students realized that what they had signed up for was really a trap — the organizers not only did not have the relevant qualifications for recruiting volunteer teachers, but also charged the local students for the extra classes, …read more