Teach For China is an NGO that hires dynamic recent-graduates from both US and Chinese universities to teach for two years in underserved areas of rural China. Like most public services, education in China is hugely unequal, with resources and quality teachers channeled predominately to urban areas. Teach For China seeks to redress that. An affiliate of Teach For America, they recruit students from top universities, give them a crash-course in education (and for Americans amongst them, 普通话), and send them to some of the poorest areas of the country. The challenges they face there are immense but the work they are doing is profound.
Learn more at tfchina.org
I shot and produced this film; it was edited by Mandarin Films.