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Amity's Seminar Seeks to Upgrade Quality of Schools for Migrant Children

The Amity Foundation held a leadership training seminar in an effort to improve the quality of education for children of migrant workers.
( [email protected] ) Nov 19, 2005 07:29 PM EST

The Amity Foundation held a leadership training seminar in an effort to improve the quality of education for children of migrant workers.

The seminar brought 23 participants, who were administrators, professors, and leaders of their schools, desiring to learn how they can run their schools more effectively and educate children who don't receive the proper education in China on Nov. 16-19.

Children of migrant workers usually don't receive the benefits of education, since they're families are registered under "rural" they don't qualify for government assistance.

China, however, does mandate that children between the ages of six and fourteen receive "free compulsory education," but the law's applicability depends on whether the child is registered within the government's jurisdiction.

Through the five speakers, the seminar addressed various concerns, such as the schools curriculum, management, finance, and school logistics.

"The idea behind these seminars is a new initiative to help schools upgrade their quality as well as their equipment," Amity said on their website.

For the past several years, Amity has been supporting the schools by making donations, such as sporting equipment, musical instruments, computers, and helping the schools establish a library.

The Amity Foundation is a voluntary Chinese social service organization initiated by Christians in China as a way of living Christ's gospel in Chinese society. Their services include health, education, social service, relief, and rehabilitation projects.

The seminar was sponsored by Amity and Nanjing's Xiaozhuang College.