Basic Education and Post-secondary Education
We hope that through all stages of learning, the youth will grow up emotionally and physically healthy, learn how to learn, be able to develop an advanced level of science and humanistic literacy. More importantly, we hope that they will develop a sense of responsibility as well as the spirit of innovation, and eventually become well-rounded individuals.
Problems We Focus On
Due to big gaps between the development of cities and rural areas, most children living in rural areas in primary schools or junior middle schools can hardly get comprehensive development and some of them might have negative psychological impact due to the following reasons: people qualified for teachings are not enough in rural area, the education concepts are too traditional and fall behind, rural underage children live in low quality boarding school and lack of family education. Moreover, how migrant children receive education and integrate into cities, and how vocational education and higher education really contribute to the development of students, are also the priorities of Macao Tong Chai Charity Association.
Many people say that social classes are becoming increasingly rigid. Will rural children still have the chance to receive quality education in their neighborhood and to go out of their isolated villages to pursue their ideal lives?
Many people say that diplomas are depreciating day by day. Can college students practice their comprehensive abilities in addition to acquiring knowledge, and learn to solve the problems around them, so that they can enter society more confidently?
Change is the result of human action and power.
The power might begin with external experts and innovative teachers. They are able to create quality education, centered on the student’s comprehensive development and respect for the rules of learning. A more sustained push for change will require local efforts: local principals, teachers, and even students themselves. From one or two experts, a few core teachers, to more local actors and participants, the seeds of change then take root and gradually grow in local communities.