Shenjiacun primary school

Name of school Shenjiacun primary school
Address Shenjiacun, Ninglang county, Lijiang city, Yunnan province
Number of students 234
Grade 6 grades and pre-school
Name of teacher Mr. Wang Zhonghua
Award Nominee of 2018 Mayun (Jack Ma) Rural Teacher Award
Donation needed Relocation of teacher's residence
Estimated cost  RMB30,000 (Equivalent to US$4,348)

About Mr. Wang Zhonghua  

Mr. Wang age 45, has 2 sons who study in univercity, he works as teacher in village school for 15 years, at present his salary is RMB1,500/month (equivalent to US$217), Mr. Wang lives in the village at mountain root, there is no paved road, his school is located on mountain at 3,600 meters above sea level, he has to walk 2 hours to school. 

In 2016 local government decided to move his school down from mountain, now school has much better condition, and his village also move down from mountain root, all other villagers are moved, he is the last because he has 2 sons to support, he used relocation subsidy from government to buy a piece of land, but he does not have enough money to move his old house to the land he bought. 

Mr. Wang is a candidate of 2018 Mayun (Jack Ma) Rural Teacher Award


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.

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