Early next month, WildChina will be assisting Teach for China to execute their 2012 Leadership Summit in Lincang, Yunnan. Established in 2008, Teach For China is inspired by the vision that one day, all Chinese children will have access to a quality education. Teach For China takes a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity by enlisting the US and China’s most promising future leaders in the effort.
Over the two day summit, the Teach for China Leadership Team, Organizational Supporters, and Board of Directors will visit placement schools, meet their Fellows working there, and observe their efforts in some of China’s most under-resourced schools. Sarabeth Berman, the Vice-President of Growth Strategy and Development, says that “the program will also include in-depth discussions with Teach For China’s team about our program model and our vision for long-term impact.”
WildChina is particularly proud to be working together with Teach for China on this event as WildChina Founder Mei Zhang was born and raised in Dali, Yunnan–the same prefecture Teach for China launched in 2009. Earlier this week on Weibo, Mei (yunnanzhangmei) commented, “I grew up near Cangshan Mountain, I know how hard to live in a mountain village, let alone the Lincang area. I would like to make my modest contribution.”