China Projects - Basic China Literacy Facts
According to 2000 census data, 86.992 million adults in China were illiterate, 20.55 million of whom were between the ages of 15 and 50. Three quarters of these illiterates lived in rural areas. Seven provinces and regions had the highest illiteracy rates, including Tibet, Yunnan, Guizhou, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Inner Mongolia (Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and Tables 1, 2, 5 and 6) Tibet’s illiteracy rate was 37%-38%, the illiteracy rate of Yunnan, Guizhou, Gansu and Qinghai varied from 10%-15%, and the illiteracy rate of Inner Mongolia was 7%-8%. One Million Words works in Tibet, Yunnan, Qinghai, and Guizhou provinces in China.
China Project: Senjimeiduo Charity School
The Sen Ji Mei Duo Charity School is a non-profit school offering ten years of free education, shelter, food and medical care for all students attending the school. They seek to offer their students ten years of necessary and practical education that will allow them to in future support themselves and to improve the community in which they live. One million words will donate our goal of 1000 English, Tibetan, and Chinese text books to the school during 2015.
Yushu No.1 School, Yushu, Qinghai Province, PR China.
In 2013 provided teacher training and English language support to the city of Yushu in the north western part of China. Yushu was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2010, which not only damaged the city's infrastructure, but also the local schools. As a follow up to this training we arranged for the donation of close to 1,000 English language books to reestablish the local school library. This is an ongoing project with the aim to reach our first "1 million words" goal of supplying over 3,000 English based text books as well as additional fictional and non-fictional works for the students to read and enjoy.