Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming has joined up with a teaching agency in China to help provide English teaching and hopefully give the students opportunities they badly need.
“Lots of places in China’s west are indeed short of educational resources … The lack of teachers is a particularly serious problem, which cannot be solved within one or two years,” said Yao. Part of the deal will be to offer free lessons to students online, linking “children living in those mountainous areas with foreign teachers across the world.”
Since retiring from professional basketball in the US, multi-millionaire Yao has joined in with many philanthropic projects in his home country including donating several million dollars to disaster relief in China.
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