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Outstanding people engage more fully

By Li Lei | China Daily | Updated: 2017-11-15 07:17

Andrea Pasinetti, 31, founder and CEO of Teach for China

I came to China in 2007 to learn Chinese at Tsinghua University (after studying at Princeton University). A year later, a Princetion a alumni who is Chinese invited me to visit Shuangjiang, a beautiful but poverty-stricken county in Yunnan province, where he had funded a primary school. He told me that it was the best way to get a comprehensive image of China.

When I arrived at the school, or rather a "teaching site" at the top of a mountain, the headmaster told me that very few of his students made it to senior high school, but not because they didn't want to or were not capable.

Outstanding people engage more fully

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