The world’s most populated nation is on track to achieve its education goal of universal access to education. Nevertheless, major obstacles remain before every child’s right to receive a quality education can be fulfilled. Two-thirds of China’s 90 million children aged 0-6 living in rural areas still have limited access to quality education.
AEA China responded to these challenges by increasing early childhood care and education in vulnerable communities by setting up community-based centres in priority needs areas and by raising awareness of parents and communities on preschool education. Through a gender mainstreaming approach, our programme also supports rural, migrant families in their transition to urban settings, with a special focus on left behind children and teachers’ training.