Published Aug 30, 2020

Hongqing Zhu  


As a measure to eradicate poverty, education has become the choice of more and more countries in the world. The development of girls’ education is an important means to break the intergenerational transmission of poverty. In the practice of poverty alleviation through supporting education, the Chinese government strives to solve the problem of poverty by developing education for girls. In this process, the government, enterprises, institutions, and individuals have made tremendous efforts one after another. Teacher Guimei Zhang used her efforts to set up the first high school for girls in Huaping County of Lijiang, the poorest western part of Yunnan Province, China, providing valuable educational opportunities for school-age girls in poverty-stricken areas for free. The school challenges the current education system. Girls can enter the school based on their will without the entrance examination. All students have achieved impressive and outstanding outcomes. This article records in detail the school-running experience, process, and propositions of Huaping Girls’ High School.


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Poverty Alleviation by Supporting Education, Girl Education, Education Opportunity, High School Education, School Management

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How to Cite
Zhu, H. (2020). Hope for Girls’ Education in Poverty-Stricken Areas: The School-Running Experience and Process of Huaping Girls’ High School in Yunnan, China. Science Insights Education Frontiers, 6(2), 653–667. https://doi.org/10.15354/sief.20.or035
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