Global Youth Mentorship Initiative
A Peacemaking Project by Shermin L.
What is the injustice we are solving?
Educational inequity is profoundly exhibited across societies and particularly in China rural schools. Education--particularly one that fosters innovative ideas—is essential for preparing for their futures. However, the parochial education offered in these schools, the dearth of resources and finances these institutions grapple with inadequately prepares students and puts them at great disadvantages. Particularly concerning is the lack of focus on developing skills related to leadership, creativity and teamwork and the exorbitant emphasis on rote learning. The lack of a holistic education has proven to produce drastic consequences, including the perpetuation of large socioeconomic gaps and poorer health longterm.