By working with rural and urban communities, Village Progress seeks to give students opportunities beyond typical lesson plans. We put together projects with schools to teach about the value in outdoors activities, honing the creativity of young students, and hold English lessons with migrant schools in Kunming.
In most of Yunnan’s rural villages, cooking is done indoors, with little ventilation, on wood-fired coals leading to pollution and dangerous health issues. Village Progress aims to combat these problems by equipping village families with super efficient wood-burning stoves.
Service learning is a method of learning through action. It allows one to acquire knowledge and skills, while considering the effects of service and what it really means. Village Progress facilitates these experiences by organizing homestay and volunteer opportunities in Yunnan's Lincang Prefecture.