» 03/13/2006, 00.00
Only NGOs take care of migrant children's education
Teachers' passion and donations are the only hope for millions of children neglected by the public school system. Beijing's Xingzhi School shows how difficulty it is to do good for free.
As the Olympics approach, no schooling for children of migrant workers
In Shanghai, a school for migrant children is shut down and students are dumped in a building without teaching and dining facilities. The authorities turn a deaf ear to requests for an alternative location. Tens of thousands of children in Beijing and Shanghai are left without an education.
Schools “for migrants" demolished, children forced to leave Beijing
Beijing and other big cities want to demolish entire neighbourhoods, to rebuild them. But in doing so they demolish the economic schools for the children of migrants, barred from public schools. Many children may not be able to return to the big cities with their parents.
Child labour used in factories making Olympic merchandise
Trade union alliance slams labour practices that involve 12-year-old children working 15 hours a day for 2 yuan an hour in factories making Olympic merchandise. Working conditions are poor and pay slips are falsified. Companies deny allegations but the IOC says it will look into the matter.
Chinese students discover the Christian faith while studying abroad
Many Chinese families, atheists, seek qualified schools with high moral values and family environment. Their children, while studying, find the faith. With some risk of proselytizing and "superficial" conversion.
School head takes 32 pupils hostage, pleas government for schools and housing
The man, who sequestered two priests in the past, has barricaded himself with his pupils aged between three and five along with two accomplices in a bus in front of the Manila council buildings. After a day of tension, they have been all released.
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