Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China



Support schools and network rural teachers across China to develop new curriculum and teaching approaches that prepare students to make improvements in their own lives and communities.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

80% of rural Chinese students drop out during or after middle school, often due to rigid teaching methods that fail to prepare them for life. Rural schools suffer from shortages of motivated, qualified teachers. We support schools with principals and teachers who are strongly motivated to reform. We give them year-round support and training to experiment with student-centered curriculum and teaching approaches that connect schooling to life and the real world needs of rural students.

How will this project solve this problem?

Program staff work in rural primary schools in Sichuan, Guangdong, and Shanxi Provinces by partnering with teachers to implement whole school reforms. We offer year-round professional development and disseminate publications that share best practices with others.

Potential Long Term Impact

The fate of rural children is critical to China's future. Providing quality education could mean the difference between millions growing up in a cycle of poverty and exploitation and a new generation of capable citizens who help solve these problems.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £52,353

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £52,353 .  The original project funding goal was £50,713.


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Thanks to 1,110 donors like you, a total of £52,353 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Rural China Education Foundation
Rural China Education Foundation

New York, NY, United States

Project Leader

Diane Geng

Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director
Rochester, New York United States

Where is this project located?

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