Boarding schools ensure fairer rural education in NW China's Qinghai

2023-05-30 ECNS App Download

A total of 63 boarding schools have been set up in Qinghai Province's Golog Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, where the source region of the Yellow River is located. Boarding schools maximally guarantee that children of farmers and herders in remote areas enjoy the right to education.  

Rural students enjoy free accommodation, food, and tuition at boarding schools. "The evening snack, often known as the fourth meal, starts at 8 p.m. We provide children with their favorite milk and tsampa (flour made from parched ground barley or wheat)," said the head of academic affairs at a boarding school. Boarding schools, in fact, help students from remote areas meet the need for nutrition and formal education in a region with extreme and harsh environmental conditions.  

As the population is scattered, it is difficult to provide adequate education everywhere. Moreover, the mountainous terrain makes commuting to and from school inconvenient for students. Boarding schools allow children of farmers and herders in remote areas to live in schools, minimizing safety concerns on roads every day.  


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