|Name of school||Liujiaxiatou primary school|
|Address||Liujiaxiatou village, Shangying town, Lintao county, Dingxi city, Shaanxi province|
|Number of students||40 and 15 kindergarden|
|Grade||1 ~ 5|
|Name of teacher||Ms. Yue Mingzhu|
|Award||Nominee of 2018 Mayun (Jack Ma) Rural Teacher Award|
|Donation needed||Large outdoor toys|
|Estimated cost||RMB41,600 (Equivalent to US$6,028)|
Liujiaxiatou primary school located in Liujiaxiatou village, it is the poorest village in Shangying town, now play ground was paved and garden was built, but kindergarden children has no outdoor play equipment.
About Ms. Yue Mingzhu
Ms. Yue was born in 1982, she worked as teacher since 2002, at the beginning of her career the condition of school was very bad, there was no tap water, she worked in a boarding school, most of the students walked 4 ~ 5 hours to school, they had to bring their food, food can be kept for 4 days in winter, but in summer, students had to go back to home to fetch food in Wednesday afternoon and started from home at 2 ~ 3 am in next morning to arrive school at 6 am.
She is an English teacher, in rural area English is underappreciated and short of teacher, with her efferts the English score of her class from the last became the first in her county.
About Rural Teacher Award
The Jack Ma Foundation (the Foundation), established by Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma in late 2014 to help improve education, the environment, public health and support people development in the nonprofit sector, last night awarded the Foundation’s inaugural annual teacher’s grants of 10 million yuan (US$1.57 million) to one hundred rural teachers in China at an award ceremony in Sanya, Hainan.
The grants are the first annual award under the Jack Ma Rural Teacher Plan, launched in September 2015 by the Foundation to support rural education in China. One hundred rural teachers from western China selected by the Foundation were awarded 100,000 yuan each to help benefit rural schools and students, and to support the improvement of rural education in China.
About Jack Ma Foundation
Jack Ma Foundation is a charitable organization that was established in 2014 by Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, with the aim to promote human development in harmony with both society and the environment. The Foundation’s mission is to work toward a world with bluer skies, cleaner water, healthier communities and more open thinking. It focuses on Education, Environment, Public Health and People Development in the Nonprofit sector, with a view to fostering an innovative and sustainable model for a better world.