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January 10, 2014

Yao Ming, VIPABC to push for tailored educational charity

yao-ming.jpgChinese NBA legend Yao Ming is helping to bring free English language education to children in remote areas of his homeland.

World-renowned basketball player Yao Ming has joined hands with e-education agency VIPABC to provide online English teaching sessions for children in China's less developed west, so as to present them with better chances to pursue their own dreams.

As part of their cooperation, VIPABC and the Yao Foundation are poised to take advantage of their respective strengths to offer online English teaching sessions free of charge for indigent students in western China.

"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.

The former NBA star has turned into an active philanthropist since his retirement from professional basketball - volunteering for Special Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo, donating to Wenchuan Earthquake victims, building schools and protecting wild life.

"Through remote education, VIPABC can link children living in those mountainous areas with foreign teachers across the world," said Yao.

Read the full article from Xinhua Net.

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