For more than a decade, rural Chinese have seen villages slowly disintegrate as cities continue to grow at an astounding rate. Though rural China receives plenty of government support, there has been little growth in opportunities for villagers. Many feel stuck in traditional lifestyles while the cities are seen as a land full of opportunity. It is no surprise then that every year thousands of families migrate to the cities in search of better quality of lives. Migrant children, however, lose their hukou's in the transition and instead of enrolling in the more privileged government schools they are forced to enroll in underfunded migrant schools.
By working with rural communities and migrant schools alike, Village Progress seeks to give students opportunities beyond typical lesson plans.