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Ching Tien, Educating Girls and Holding Up Half the Sky

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Ching Tien, Educating Girls and Holding Up Half the Sky
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Ching Tien grew up in Beijing in the 1960s with dreams of becoming a journalist until the Cultural Revolution changed everything. Ching’s father was jailed and her mother, a doctor, was forced to work in Gansu, one of the poorest provinces in China. For eight years, Ching labored in a factory and witnessed dire poverty alongside her mother - people living in caves with no running water or electricity. This stayed with Ching, who moved to Canada in 1983. After raising a family, Ching created Educating Girls in Rural China (EGRC), a nonprofit to help educate impoverished young women hold up half the sky. This is her amazing story.


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