A poverty relief programme has given 20 primary school children a live piglet to recognise their hard work and boost the local economy. Photo: Weixin
A poverty relief programme has given 20 primary school children a live piglet to recognise their hard work and boost the local economy. Photo: Weixin

China education: students receive piglets as a reward for hard work and in the hope it will boost the local economy

  • The unusual incentive was given out based on academic merit, with students selecting their pig by drawing lots
  • Yiliang is one of China’s most impoverished counties. In 2019, local residents’ annual disposable income was 27,291 yuan (US$4,283)

Topic |   China society
A poverty relief programme has given 20 primary school children a live piglet to recognise their hard work and boost the local economy. Photo: Weixin
A poverty relief programme has given 20 primary school children a live piglet to recognise their hard work and boost the local economy. Photo: Weixin
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