The cities of China are bustling, crowded centers of business and progression. If you've ever visited a remote village in China, you may have some idea as to where these children are from. If you haven't, however, imagine a remote place in the northern mountainous regions of China, a village of mostly dirt roads, ancient style brick homes, no heating systems, no plumbing, one-room school houses, and where living off the land is literal for the families and children who live there.
The majorty of the 1.3 billion people of China are called "peasants" in the collequial speech, and are farmers and migrant workers. Poverty in education is what we aim to eliminate. That is, if we are able to help a child see more, learn more, grow more, then we can help a child living in poverty see opportunities, make educated decisions, and grow into strong, confident leaders.
Read an article on Manos in Women of China Magazine.