Students study at the newly built Wenchang Middle School at Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province. Photo: Simon Song
Students study at the newly built Wenchang Middle School at Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province. Photo: Simon Song

China’s push to educate people out of poverty starts with free school

  • Delivering a brighter future in Liangshan hinges largely on the belief that education is key to stopping poverty passing to the next generation
  • In this remote mountainous prefecture, 1.2 million pupils get free education for 15 years from kindergarten

Students study at the newly built Wenchang Middle School at Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province. Photo: Simon Song
Students study at the newly built Wenchang Middle School at Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Sichuan province. Photo: Simon Song
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