Night School Aims to Improve Lives of Miao Women

ByYang Jun February 10, 2021

Located in a remote mountainous area, Gaoya Village in Rongjiang County, Qiandongnan Prefecture in Guizhou Province, is a traditional Miao village. Some of the women are illiterate or semiliterate, especially those born in the 70s and 80s.

Being illiterate and unable to speak Mandarin not only restricts them from going out to work but also restricts their employability and entrepreneurial prospects.

Since Jan 20, the Guizhou Women's Federation has been organizing training courses for women's improvement at the women's night school of Gaoya Village. Eight college students returning to Gaoya were invited to be teachers. They were skilled in using the Miao language to communicate smoothly, and they also had certain teaching knowledge and enthusiasm for public welfare.

The training class runs at night, with instruction set for 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to increase the participation rate of local women and reduce the impact on their normal production and life.

According to the women's federation, they will continue to innovate and enrich the training content, adopt innovative teaching methods, improve the women's knowledge and give full play to the unique role of women in rural revitalization.




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