Education and Life Skills

The existing curriculum of China's 9 years mandatory education place overt weighting in academic subjects and how to get high scores in public examination.  Life-skills education is essentially absent in most schools.  

World Vision China had started education and life skills programs for more than a decade.  Special focus had been placed on left-behind children since year 2000 when the issue was gaining prominence. It is estimated that there are as much as 61 million of left behind children.  

Our work:

  • Support parents and/or caregivers capacity building through ECE and child development milestone training;
  • Enhancement of ECE facilities and community environment for children;
  • Life skills training;
  • Encourage child participation through Children's Centre programmes;
  • Enhancement of teaching resources, facilities and environment; and
  • Support most vulnerable children to access pre-primay education.

As a result,

  • 93.4% of children acquired knowledge and skills to make good judgments, manage emotions and communicate ideas;
  • 185 project schools, about 4.5 times the number of previous year, adopted life skills training for students; and 
  • children from 558 schools have access and complete basic education.



OUR Projects

  • Improve Learning Environment
    Our goal: Enhance the learning environment of children aged 6-18 Our work: Children have access to diversified an...
  • Life Skills Education
    Our goal: Children in primary and secondary schools (6-18 years old) received appropriate (including essential and appl...
  • Early Childhood Education
    Our goal:Improve the school readiness of children by enhancing their Early Childhood Education (ECE). Our work: P...