Recipients' Needs (Shanghai & nearby provinces)

 

School

Average school size: 700 - 1,000

Average class size: 50 – 70 students per class.

Class conditions: No heat or cooling, often no computers or multi-media teaching resources.

 

In schools outside of Shanghai, families must pay tuition fees of approximately 800 RMB per semester.

migrant worker neighbourhood

 

Home

Migrant school families are from all over China with the majority of the migrants coming from Anhui, Sichuan, Henan, and Guizhou.

 

Parents’ working hours: 6-7 days per week, 12-14 hours per day

Professions: factories, farming, construction, and piecework

Average household income: 3,000-4,000 RMB/month. 

 

Typically, both of the children’s parents work. Monthly income is often unstable with unpredictable temporary labor or weather conditions for farming.

 

migrant worker housing

 

House size: 1 room, 15-20 square meters

Amenities: no heat, cooling, internal kitchen, or bathroom

Typical bathroom: shared outhouse with 10 families

 

Most children only have 2-3 sets of clothing.