Improve Quality of Teaching in Rural China

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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.

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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.


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.

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.


Rural China Education Foundation Website
Examples of Reading Class Curriculum
Examples of Integrated Practice Class Curriculum
RCEF Newsletters Archive

Organization Information

Rural China Education Foundation

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Rural China Education Foundation
Diane Geng
Project Leader:
Diane Geng
Co-Founder, Co-Executive Director
Rochester, New York United States

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Thanks to 1,109 donors like you, a total of $81,097 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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